Oregon Buddhist Temple - 3720 SE 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97202 - 503-234-9456

2017 EVENTS

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Bodhi-kun New Year image

New Year's Eve & New Year's Service

December 31, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

January 1, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am

OBT
3720 SE 34th St, Portland

We will be commemorating the end of 2016 and celebrating the start of 2017 with services on December 31, 2016 at 6:00 pm and January 1, 2017 at 10:00 am.

All are welcome to attend.

Bodhi-kun New Years

New Year's Luncheon

Sunday January 29, 2012 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

OBT
3720 SE 34th St, Portland

Our annual New Year's service and party will be held on January 29, 2017. Sevice will begin at 10:00 am and lunch directly following. Bentos will be catered by Chef Yoshio Matsuzaki and cost $20 per person. Members 80 years of age and older are our honored guests and will receive a free bento (registration required). Reserve your bento today.
Bodhi-kun Lecture

Ho-onko Seminar

Saturday January 21, 2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

OBT
3720 SE 34th St, Portland

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Our speaker will be Bishop Noriaki Ito, Bishop of the Higashi Honganji of North America and resident Rinban of the Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple in Los Angeles. He has a long experience as a minister in several California Temples. He has been here at OBT twice, the last being in year 2000 to many rave reviews. His topic for the seminar will be "Modern Interpretation of Shin Buddhism".

Ho-onko commemorates the day Shinran Shonin passed away January 16, 1263 CE. We express our appreciation for his founding our tradition with an annual special seminar/event on the Saturday and a special service on the Sunday closest to January 16.

Bodhi-kun Conference

2017 BCA NW District Convention

Wake Up

Hosted by Tacoma Buddhist Temple

February 17 - 19, 2017

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton / Southcenter Aka DoubleTree Suites, Tukwila, WA

Mark your calendars for February 17-19, 2017 to join us for the NW Buddhist Convention. Reverend Marvin Keni Harada from Orange County Buddhist Church, will be our keynote speaker.
Bodhi-kun harp

Nirvana Day Service & Vegetarian Potluck

February 12, 2017

OBT
3720 SE 34th St, Portland

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On February 15, Sakyamuni Buddha passed into Pari-nirvana. The Nirvana Day (Nehan-e) service allows us to pay tribute to his insight and noble teachings. The service will be followed by a vegetarian potluck. The Service begins at 10:00 am. Those with a loved pet who has passed is invited to bring a photo/image of the pet. Directly following the service (approx 11:00 am) we will have a vegetarian potluck.
Bodhi-kun food bazaar

Spring Bazaar

April 9, 2017


11:00 am - 3:00 pm

OBT
3720 SE 34th St, Portland

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Our annual Spring Bazaar. We have prepared food and crafts for sale. This year's Spring Bazaar will be held on Sunday, April 9 from 11am-3pm. Join OBT for food, crafts, bake sale, and more! Food will be sold as take-out only and must be pre-ordered. You can order on-line and pay with credit cards or print an order form and mail or drop off at the temple with a check or cash.

On-line Credit Card Order

Order Form

Event Flyer

Obon 2016 logo

Obonfest 2016

August 5, 2017 3:00 - 9:00 pm

OBT
3720 SE 34th St, Portland

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Video of Obonfest 2011

Obon is an annual Japanese festival commemorating one's ancestors. Traditionally it was believed that each year during Obon, the ancestors' spirits return to this world to visit their relatives. For Obon, lanterns are hung in front of houses to guide the spirits, obon dances (bon odori) are performed, graves are visited and food offerings are made at house altars and temples. OBT holds an Obon festival every year on the first Saturday of August. There is entertainment, bon odori (open to anybody), children's area and food and gifts are available for purchase.

Video of Obonfest 2011

Dance lessons to learn the traditional Obon dances will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 pm at the temple beginning on July 18 and running for 3 weeks until August 3. Lessons are free and all are welcome

Obonfest 2016 Flyer

Order a lantern with your ancesteor's name written in Japanese caligraphy to be hung at the festival. click for order form