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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

May 12th 6-7pm

Rev. Koyama’s Monthly Study Class
Class 1: Jodo Shinshu 101: Back to the Basics
Our first class will cover the basics of our tradition and core aspects of our teachings.
Time: 6-7pm

Reverend Koyama



May 15th at 10am

Mindful Meditation
Join us for this special class led by Kjirsten Winters who combines movement, breathwork and chanting to bring the mind into readiness for quiet meditation.



May 30th

Monthly Live Service and Coffee Hour
Join us for our monthly live Zoom service with short social coffee hour following.



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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