Grand Rapids

Buddhism in the Heart of Grand Rapids

The Grand Rapids Buddhist Temple (GRBT) is an American temple. We emphasize the interdependence and interbeing of all things, the emptiness of all phenomena, the inherent Buddha nature in all beings, and the bodhisattva aspiration. Additionally, we stress inclusiveness and a living experience of the buddhadharma. We strive to bring the buddhadharma to the everyday lives of the Sangha. Our Sangha is primarily made up of folks who have full time jobs and families so we emphasize practical applications of the Buddha’s teaching.

We offer a full array of basic and advanced classes, regular meditation periods, and special services. We also are a social group and meet frequently as a community for potlucks and discussions. We strive to have a warm and welcoming temple where everyone is welcome regardless of spiritual tradition or life style choice. Children are always welcome to our services and we provide children’s activities during our Sunday services September through May.

Grand Rapids Buddhist Temple
451 Division Ave South, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Scheduled Events

Temple Accessibility: 

• Only fully vaccinated individuals may attend Sunday services or any other in-person programming at the Temple. Fully vaccinated is defined as at least two weeks after receiving the J&J vaccination or two weeks after receiving the second shot of either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines.

• Masks are required.

• We ask that anyone feeling unwell for any reason, even if you’re vaccinated, to please stay home to rest and recuperate.

Sunday Services

8:30 a.m. Set up Temple and clean. (All are invited to help.)

9:30 a.m. Silent meditation

10 a.m. Dharma talk in the Temple OR view online YouTube channel

11 a.m. Sangha social time OR Join via Zoom (Meeting ID: 915 9282 1333 / Passcode: 089654)

Follow along using the Rituals and Practices Handbook.

Recordings will be uploaded to Dharma Talks and Chants and/or our YouTube channel as they become available.

Dharma/Sutra Discussion Group

9:35 a.m. Meditation

10 a.m. Discussion

Meets at the Temple OR Join via Zoom (Meeting ID: 737 140 9476 / Passcode: 5KsAKu)

Ven. Hung Su will lead meditation and discussion. Visit the Dharma/Sutra Discussion Group for more information.

*For updates, check the Calendar, Facebook, or subscribe to the weekly newsletter.


Recovery Meetings

For more information,
contact Ven. Yong Su Mark Hepper.

6:30 p.m. Meditation begins
7 p.m. Meeting begins
Join via Zoom**

Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Alano Club
1020 College NE

Fridays at 10 a.m.
Join via Zoom**

**Please access Zoom links each week from the newsletter. Subscribe to the weekly newsletter.

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