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

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#‬

Online Meditation Group

Every Wednesday

7-7:45 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. Contact Rev. Kunga Nyima Drotos for more information. 

Scheduled Events

The Power of a Question—Less Suffering and More Joy

Wednesday, Sept. 20

6-8:45 p.m.

Meets at the Temple

A discussion for women interested in exploring journaling and conversation around what constitutes a "spiritual" life. How can we experience less suffering and more joy in our daily life? Broaden your perspective, reflect on your beliefs, and learn strategies that can enhance your well-being. 

The $20 fee Includes materials. All proceeds will be donated to the Grand Rapids Buddhist Temple. 

Group size is limited to 7 women.

Registration closes Sept. 1.

Email today to register. 

Exploring Truth: Women’s Spiritual Wellness Group

Sundays, Oct. 1, 8, 22, and 29 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 15 from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Meets at the temple

$50 fee with all proceeds donated to the Grand Rapids Buddhist Temple. 

Group size is limited to 7 women.

Registration ends Sunday, Sept. 24.

Thought-provoking and empowering dialogue with like-minded women exploring ideas from Buddhism, neuroscience, and Western psychotherapy that are immediately applicable to daily life. For questions or to register, email

Thursday Dharma Discussion Group

Thursdays, beginning Oct. 5

9:30-11 a.m.

Meets at the Temple

Interested in discussing the Dharma and how it fits into our daily lives? We will have a Dharma reading and discussion group through Dec. 28, beginning with selections from the Samyutta Nikaya. Please email Jing Su Ryan Duffield at for more information and to be added to the mailing list.

Fundamentals of Buddhism

Saturday, Oct. 7

For a description and to register, click here.

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

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.

Weather notices

In the event of severe weather, we will send e-alerts and post on social media platforms. To receive special weather notices, subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

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.