The Temple will be closed this next weekend
The temple will be closed from May 10th (Friday) evening to May 12th (Sunday) evening. Trout Lake Abbey will be open as usual.
We will be resuming our normal schedule on Monday morning at 6:30 AM.
We're closing because of Abby Gail Layton's ordination - we'll be traveling to a temple in Olympia for the ceremony.
Please join us on Saturday at the Lien Hoa Temple, 1221 Wilson St. NE, Olympia. WA. at 2 PM.
One-day meditation intensives and special events -
some changed dates
One-Day Intensives - Join us for a 7:30 am - 3:30 pm meditation intensive. We will practice several forms of meditation, develop metta, loving-kindness practices for ourselves and others. A vegetarian lunch will be served. Please contact Abby for reservations at 509.637.4511 or e-mail her firstname.lastname@example.org. We're asking for a $30.00 donation.
Three-Day Retreats (Weekend) - Join us for a Friday evening - Sunday noon for a retreat living the Dharma, practicing many forms of meditation, chanting, prayers, working meditation, and eating meditation. We're asking for a $90 donation for the weekend (communal living and eating) or we also have private rooms available for an extra fee.
Finances - We do ask for a donation for One-Day Intensives and Three- Day Retreats but we would rather have you here than your money, so don't let finances stop you from coming. Please contact us if finances are a problem.
Special Events - celebrate a Buddhist holiday or historical event. There is no charge for special events or regular services, donations are welcome.
Regular Scheduled 6:30 am, 9 am, and 6:30 pm will occur during One-Day intensives and Weekend retreats.
Upcoming Special Events and Intensives
18 May, Saturday - Chinese Celebration of Buddha's birth, enlightenment, and death
25 May, Saturday - One-Day Meditation Intensive - Wesak or Buddha Day
The most important of the Buddhist festivals. It celebrates the Buddha's birthday, and, for some Buddhists, also marks his enlightenment and death.
29 June, Saturday - One-Day Meditation Intensive
13 July, Saturday - Ullambana (Obon) remembrance & Feast for our ancestors
20 July, Saturday - One-Day Meditation Intensive, Asala - Dharma Day - The anniversary of the start of Buddha's teaching - his first sermon ,"The Wheel of Truth", after his enlightenment.
24 August - Saturday - One-Day Meditation Intensive