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New Year’s Eve Goma Fire (Midnight)

Friday, December 31 12:00AM (Midnight) to 2:00AM (Gate Opens at 11:30PM)

Goma Fire Wishing Stick / $5

*Zenzai (Sweet Azuki Been Soup) TO GO is served!

大晦日年越し護摩祈祷

12月31日(日)深夜12:00AM〜2:00AM / 開門11:30PM

一祈願 / $5 *白玉善哉To GO接待あり/駐車場あり

New Year’s Goma Fire Ritual

Saturday, January 1 12:00PM (Noon) to 2:00PM (Gate Opens at 9:30AM)

Goma Fire Wishing Stick / $5

*Zenzai (Sweet Azuki Been Soup) TO GO is served!

元旦初詣護摩祈祷

1月1日(月)正午12:00PM〜2:00PM / 開門11:30AM

一祈願 / $5 *白玉ぜんざいTo GO接待あり/駐車場あり

Thank you for supporting Seattle Koyasan all through 2021. Shingon Esoteric Buddhism aims to support all sentient beings ceaselessly on their ways to attain the enlightenment. This attitude is concisely expressed by the important motto in our tradition, Dogyo-ni-nin (同行二人), that means “ You are not alone. Kobo Daishi is walking together with you every single moment during your journey”. Dogyo-ni-nin is a Shingon Buddhists’ faith crystalized from Kobo Daishi’s vow made on August 22nd in 832. “Until the universe is terminated, until all sentient beings are awakened, and until the nirvana is fulfilled, my prayer never ends”. Kobo Daishi stopped eating grains 3 month after the vow to prepare his departure and entered his eternal meditation in 835 at age of 62. That is why “Dogyo-ni-nin” with you is Seattle Koyasan’s mission.

May you have a Happy New Year!

Gassho,   Head Priest

2021年もシアトル高野山を支えていただいて、有り難うござました。真言密教とは、人々が覚りに行き着くまでの山あり谷ありの道すがらを、ずっと支え続ける教えです。この姿勢は「同行二人」という重要なモットーに端的に表現されています。「私は独りぼっちではなく、この旅のあいだのどの瞬間も、お大師様が一緒に歩いてくださっているんだ」という信仰です。そして「同行二人」は、「虚空尽き、衆生尽き、涅槃尽きなば我が願いも尽きん」という、お大師様の誓い(高野山万燈会願文/832年8月22日)が結晶じたものでもあります。その3ヶ月後より、お大師様は穀物を食するのを止め、お旅立ちの準備に入られて、835年にご入定されます。それゆえ、皆さんと同行二人させていただくことは、シアトル高野山のミッションなのです。


We are open for in-person services!

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


Live Streaming Services

We are LIVE STREAMING our services!

JOIN HERE: http://seattlekoyasan.eventbrite.com

DOWNLOAD SERVICE BOOK HERE: Shingon Lay Service – v9

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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