Temple Closure and Live Streaming
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 Seattle Koyasan has decided to suspend all regular temple activities until further notice.
Instead, we will be LIVE STREAMING from the temple in the weeks to come.
JOIN HERE: http://seattlekoyasan.eventbrite.com
DOWNLOAD SERVICE BOOK HERE: Shingon Lay Service
To join the LIVE STREAMING event online, please go to Eventbrite to register and click on Live Events (the cost is free, or you can make a donation if you like):
Here are the upcoming events:
Meditation – Saturday at 9am (US Pacific Time)
Regular Service – Every Sunday at 12:00pm Noon (US Pacific Time)
Goma Fire Service – May 31st (SUN) from 12:00pm to 1:30pm (US Pacific Time)
Goma-gi prayer sticks for the Goma Fire Service are available for purchase ($5.00 each) prior to the Service. These are wooden sticks upon which to write a prayer or request; they are added to the ritual fire as an important part of the celebration of compassion and the burning away of sufferings during the Goma Fire Ceremony. You can send your wish to Seattle Koyasan via email to email@example.com
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