Ongoing Events

Sunday Services

9 a.m. Set up temple (All are invited to help.)

9:30 a.m. Morning bell chant followed by silent meditation

10 a.m. Service begins

11-11:30 a.m. Social time
Join us via our
YouTube channel
OR join via Zoom

Follow along using the Rituals and Practices Handbook.

Dharma Talk Audios and Videos

Listen to audio recordings of archived Dharma Talks and Chants. Recordings will be uploaded to our YouTube channel as they become available.

Radical Dharma Book Club

First Wednesday of each month
7:30 p.m. Meditation begins
7:45 p.m. Discussion begins
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How can we as Buddhist practitioners engage mindfully and compassionately in contemporary justice movements? Rev. Tongjin Su will lead meditation and a discussion of Lama Rod Owens and Rev. angel Kyodo williams’ book Radical Dharma. Email Rev. Tongjin Su for more information and to join the mailing list.

GRBT Board of Directors Meeting

Sangha members are invited to observe.

Sunday, November 20

12-1:30 p.m.

Virtual only via Google Meet

Phone Numbers: (‪US‬) ‪+1 561-810-1779‬

PIN: ‪741 549 843#

Sunday, December 18

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Meets at the temple or via Google Meet

Phone Numbers: (‪US‬) ‪+1 561-810-1779‬

PIN: ‪741 549 843#‬

Scheduled Events

Books Worth Talking About

A four-week book discussion group for women who don’t have time to read. Each week, ideas and practical strategies will be shared and gleaned from four books containing life-guiding wisdom from the Buddhist tradition. Articles and short videos relating to each book will be shared via email before each meeting. There is no need to read these books.

IN-PERSON at the temple (Masks are optional.)

Sundays, Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13, and 20

1:00-2:45 p.m.

Registration ends Friday, Oct. 28.

$40 fee with all proceeds donated to the Grand Rapids Buddhist Temple.

Groups are limited in size.

Facilitated by Susan Massaro McFarland, a licensed counselor with extensive experience supporting and empowering women and girls. For more information, download the bookclub flier, or to register, email Susan at

Potlucks to Celebrate Buddhist Holidays

Sunday, Dec. 4 Bodhi Day

Sunday, Feb. 12 Paranirvana Day

Sunday, May 21 Buddha's Birthday

11 a.m.

Community Room

Join us for a potluck to celebrate Buddhist holidays. Please bring a dish to share with a note that lists its ingredients for those with food preferences, allergies, or sensitivities.

Receptions to Celebrate Ceremonies

Sunday, Dec. 11 Precepts Ceremony

11 a.m.

Community Room

Ceremonies may be scheduled periodically for Preceptor and Bodhisattva graduations and Teacher Intern Ordinations.

Join us for a special reception to celebrate members graduating as Preceptors or Bodhisattvas or becoming Ordained. Please bring a dessert or snack to share with a note that lists its ingredients for those with food preferences, allergies, or sensitivities.

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

Temple Health Precautions

• Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines.

• People may choose to mask at any time. 

• Masks are recommended for those who are unvaccinated.

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

Recommended Preventions:

• If you are at high risk for severe illness, talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need to wear a mask and take other precautions.

• Get tested if you have symptoms.