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Seattle Koyasan Buddhist Temple (#41)

The Seattle Koyasan Buddhist Temple is in the Shingon-shu (Shingon Sect) of Japanese Buddhism and traces its origins to the lineage founder, Kobo Dashi, who brought esoteric Buddhism to Japan from China in the 9th century CE. Moon Meditation classes are offered in its meditation dojo. Monthly Goma Fire Rituals take place here at the temple. Shugen meditation walks extend the experience to various trails around Washington.


Lush main entrance hints at the temple’s extensive interior spaces.

Alabastro Photography. Courtesy of Wing Luke Museum.