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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 Spirit, Mind and Body Series of classes and demonstrations

April 10th at 10:00am

Yoga for Compassion
A class for all levels of experience



April 18th at 10:00am

Everyday Nature: Floral Design Demonstration with Les Hitsman
Learn how Les uses nature and everyday objects for his arrangements



Coming in May:

May 1st – Cooking with Lynne and Ken Tanino

May 15th – Mindful Meditation with Kirsten Winters


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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