NEW YEAR’S EVE GOMA FIRE (Sunday Midnight) 11:59 PM
NEW YEAR’S EVE GOMA FIRE (Sunday Midnight) @ Seattle Koyasan Buddhist Temple
Dec 31 2017 @ 11:59 PM – Jan 1 2018 @ 1:00 AM
NEW YEAR’S GOMA FIRE 10:00 AM
NEW YEAR’S GOMA FIRE 1:00 PM
GOMA FIRE 12:00 PM
GOMA FIRE @ Seattle Koyasan Buddhist Temple
Jan 28 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
In a Goma ceremony, we set up a special area to set a fire to burn wooden sticks in front of the Buddha. The fire symbolizes the wisdom of the Buddha and the wood sticks symbolize human desires (the root of suffering). In this ritual, the Buddha burns away the root of our suffering as we pray for our wishes to come true. At Seattle Koyasan, we pray to the Fudo MyouOh, (who is the Buddha of Compassionate Fire). We will talk more about Fudo Myouoh some another time.
Regular Service 12:00 PM
Moon Meditation 1:00 PM
Real Full Moon Meditation (RSVP) 6:00 PM
Real Full Moon Meditation (RSVP) @ Green Lake
Jan 31 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Join us at Green Lake on the real full moon at 4:30pm for meditation. Either meet us at temple at 5pm to carpool, or meet us at Green Lake at meditation start time. Please email us or talk to us directly to let us know you will be joining us so we don’t miss you.