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

Due to worsening trends of COVID-19 in Kent County, the Temple clergy have decided to suspend in-person Sunday services. Sunday services will be virtual-only until further notice. 

Sunday Services

10 a.m. Dharma talk
11 a.m. Sangha social time
View online YouTube channel 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 Midtown Green, 747 Fountain St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (located at the corner of Fountain and Eastern, 2 blocks west of Houseman Field). In the event of rain, we will meet at the Temple. 

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

*For updates, check the Calendar or Facebook.


Recovery Meetings

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

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

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

Fridays at 10 a.m.
Meets at Garfield Park

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