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We Welcome You

The Tacoma Buddhist Temple offers you an enduring community
valuing inclusiveness and acceptance
in seeking enlightenment
through Japanese Shin Buddhist teachings.

Tacoma Buddhist Temple

Upcoming demonstrations, classes and services

Sunday, July 25th

First in-person service July 25, 2021

First Live Outdoor Service

Our first in-person service in 18 months is to be held outside in the temple garden.

To insure everyone’s safety, we will be following the CDC’s safety guidelines and appreciate everyone following social distancing practices. Please arrive a little early to accommodate our check in process.

• Masks are required

• Attendees are required to check in at the reception table, to complete a health screening form
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We look forward to seeing those who can attend! 



June 9th 6-7pm

Rev. Koyama’s Monthly Study Class
Class 2: Jodo Shinshu, Back to the Basics
Our class we will take review the many rituals we perform in our school of Buddhism, including chanting.
Time: 6-7pm



June 12th 2-4pm

June Seminar
Shin Buddhism’s future: How can we be a part of it?
Join us for this special seminar by our Keynote Speaker, Rev. Hibiki Junkyo Murakami



Our temple is not holding in-person services at this time. However every Sunday, you can stay connected to the Temple and participate in the virtual service led by Rev. Tadao Koyama.

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    Dharma School for K-12th Grade

    Families and children can enjoy virtual bi-weekly Dharma School interactive lessons. To find out more, please email us at

    “Ask Sensei” is a Q&A with Rev. Koyama and students. Check out the fun questions and latest videos here.


    Request a Memorial Service for Your Loved One

    Buddhist traditions are special and memorials are meant to honor those that have given so much to us. Rev. Koyama. Send your request to


    Join the Temple Book Club

    Our book club virtually meets monthly and is led by Erik Hammerstrom, temple member and associate professor of East Asian and comparative religions at Pacific Lutheran University. Read and share! Past books have included: Batchelor, Buddhism Without Beliefs,  Dalai Lama, Ethics for a New Millennium, David Sheff, The Buddhist on Death Row. For more information contact Erik at


    Our temple will remain closed until further notice but if you have questions, please contact us at

    Here is our temple’s current calendar

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