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Sangha Trip to Buddhist Seattle

  • Friday, October 18, 2019
  • 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Sunday, October 20, 2019
  • 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • Seattle Buddhist Temples and Sanghas
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  • I will stay with friends or relatives or book my own housing for Friday and Saturday nights in Seattle.

    Registration fee covers: template donations, gas for drivers, a bit to RCZC overhead.
  • I would like to stay with the group in a rented Airbnb home. I know this means a comfortable bed but I may have a roommate.

    Registration fee covers: temple donations, gas for drivers, and the Airbnb housing.

Registration is closed

October 5th update: due to cancellations there are two open slots for this great opportunity to learn about Buddhism by visiting six Seattle area Buddhist centers. Register soon if you'd like to join us.

 Join us for our first ever Sangha trip! We'll explore six Buddhist centers in the Seattle area together touching on several Buddhist cultures and lineages. The tentative schedule below will be revised as we get closer to the date.

This trip includes two nights in Seattle: in the registration you will indicate whether you'd like to join us in a shared Airbnb house or can find your own place to stay. You can also volunteer to drive in the registration process. 

The registration fee covers: shared Airbnb housing (optional), gas money for the drivers, and donations to the temples we're visiting, but please bring funds for restaurant meals.

Questions about the trip? Please contact Sangha Trips Coordinator Rei Greene at rei.greene@gmail.com. And please check back here for updates. If you register now you will also receive updates automatically.



  • Meet for noon zazen at Red Cedar. We'll leave on the trip from the Dharma Hall at 1pm.
  • Drive to Atammayatarama, in Woodinville for an afternoon visit (in the middle of their rain retreat) a traditional Thai monastery and temple.
  • Check in at our Airbnb house and one to Sakya Monastery for Shamatha practice at 7pm. Sakya Monastery is the oldest Tibetan Buddhist center in Seattle.


  • Up early for morning zazen at Choboji (Rinzai Zen) from 7am – 8:30am 
  • Breakfast out together
  • On to a Japanese Pure Land Temple - Betsuin - to listen to guest lecturer Kiyonobu Kuwaha from 9:30-12:30. (we are working on whether we can leave Choboji a little early or arrive at Betsuin a little late to make breakfast more possible).
  • Lunch at a nearby restaurant 
  • Make a Shojin ryori dinner with Taijo-san at Koyasan a Seattle Shingon temple (Japanese tantric Buddhism). Shojin ryori is the wonderful elaborately refined Japanese Buddhist vegetarian temple cuisine.
    This event is now confirmed!
  • Evening off to chill out after a very big Seattle Buddhist day.


  • Join Seattle Soto Zen for their weekly morning program 9:30am – 12. What  great way to support new teacher Alison Tait and grow our relationship with our sister sangha.
  • Restaurant lunch with Seattle Soto Zen folks
  • Head home at about 2pm.

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