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Welcome to Seattle Koyasan Shingon Buddhist Temple

We are a local Seattle-based Japanese Buddhist Temple open to people of all walks of life.

Please join us for our guided meditation services or our Sunday Service. We are always happy greet new people, and many find tremendous benefit from practicing meditation. We offer all of our services in-person and online.

Our meditation practice has been passed down for over a thousand years through the Koyasan Shingon Lineage.

The Monday meditation is dedicated to Mandala Symphony for BLM as a practice of compassion to embrace and heal the wounds of those who struggled.


COVID Guidelines August 2021 – until further notice

  • We are following the CDC guidelines and are requiring that all in-person attendees, whether vaccinated or not, wear masks to all services. If you cannot wear a face mask, please instead join us online.
  • Out of concern for those who may be more vulnerable, please do not attend if you have any symptoms of illness such as a fever, coughing or sneezing.
  • Guidelines may change as we adjust to changing circumstances


お盆 2021
Obon Service In Person & Live Stream
Sunday, August 15th, 2021
12:00pm Noon (PST)

    Obon is the time when the spirits of the deceased return to this world. Your ancestors and those who used to be close to you are looking forward to spending for a few days with you. Although normally you are too busy to contemplate on somebody already invisible, you shouldn’t forget that your life is still an ongoing collaboration with them.

Please write down names of your ancestors and beloved ones on the Obon Service Application Form, and please email it to Seattle Koyasan by Saturday, August 14th. The temple prepares toba-tablets according to your request.

1. Email completed Obon forms to: [email protected]
2. Offer donations ($5 / Ancestor) at:

     We will be live-streaming the event. Please join us by installing zoom and following the link below:

ライブストリーミ
Zoom Livestream



Strolling in the mountain
Each time I hear a gurgle of pheasants
“This might be my father, that might be my mother.”
                                                                  Bodhisattva Gyoki (668-749 A.D.)


Live Streaming Services

We are LIVE STREAMING our services!

JOIN HEREhttp://seattlekoyasan.eventbrite.com

DOWNLOAD SERVICE BOOK HEREShingon 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):

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 protected]

護摩のご祈願について。祈願を記入する添え護摩木は、1本5ドルでご購入いただけます。ご祈願は、

電話(206)-325-8811 Eメール [email protected]

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