Ongoing Events

Sunday Services

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

9:30 a.m. Morning chants 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.

GRBT Board of Directors Meeting

Please note: the March 19 Board meeting is canceled.

Sangha members are invited to observe.

Third Sunday of each month

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

Introduction to Meditation

Saturday, April 15

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Meets at the temple

Click here to register

Registration ends April 8.

In this foundational class, you will learn and practice various meditation techniques. This class is recommended as a prerequisite to all other classes and training at the temple.


April Online Meditation Group

Every Wednesday in April

Starting April 5

7:30-8:15 p.m.

Join via Zoom

The meetings will include meditation instruction, 20 minutes of silent meditation, and an opportunity for questions and discussions about meditation practice.  This group is open to meditators of all levels.  The goal of this group is to provide a supportive place to learn about and deepen meditation practice.


Exploring Truth: Women’s Spiritual Wellness Group

Sundays, Apr. 23, 30, May 7, and 14 from 1-2:45 p.m.

Last meeting is on Sunday, May 21 from 2:15-4 p.m.

Meets at the temple

$60 fee with all proceeds donated to the Grand Rapids Buddhist Temple.

Group size is limited, so register today if interested. 

Registration ends Friday, Apr. 16.

Facilitated by Susan Massaro McFarland, a licensed counselor with extensive experience supporting and empowering women and girls. See flyer for details. Contact to register.

Potlucks to Celebrate Buddhist Holidays

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.

Community Events
Meeting Our Spiritual Neighbors Interfaith Dinner Series


6 p.m. dinner followed by a presentation

East Church, 1005 Giddings Ave SE

East Church seeks to promote good, neighborly love by offering the Meeting Our Spiritual Neighbors Interfaith Dinner Series to expand our knowledge and understanding of other faith traditions and cultures. The East Church invites Sangha members to attend. Seating is limited, so please register at the East Church website If you would like to attend.

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We care about your comfort

Michigan weather can change quickly, especially as the seasons change. The temperature in the temple may also fluctuate. So for your comfort, wear layers of clothes that you can add or shed.

Temple Health Precautions

• Stay updated with COVID-19 vaccines.

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

• Masks are recommended if you are unvaccinated.

• Wearing a mask is optional.