The Cleveland Buddhist Temple has resumed monthly services and we would love to see you there, exactly as you are! We are collocated with the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Cleveland at 21600 Shaker Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH 44122.

Please check for updates and/or changes to this schedule on the current weekly Buddha Post

Sunday,  March 17 

9:45 AM:        Zen Shin Sangha Sitting and chanting mediation - all levels, including beginners/families.

10:30 AM:      Shin Buddhist Sangha Gathering and Service - Rev. Anita Tokuzen Kazarian

  • Eshinni & Kakushinni Day Observance: Honoring the wife and daughter of Shinran Shonin (13th CE) who preserved the Shin teachings for us
  • Spring O-Higan Service: Vernal Equinox - Ohigan means Other Shore, a time when days and nights are of equal length, the weather not too hot, not too cold. A time to mediate on the harmony of nature and how we too can realize this harmony in our inner lives.
  • March Memorial Service: Expressing gratitude to our ancestors who passed away in the month of March.

Following the Service:

Following coffee and cake, we will discuss a short reading from River of Fire, River of WaterThe Quest.  Handouts of text provided.

What happens at a gathering?

We gather as an informal group.  We may do sitting meditation, chanting meditation, recitations, pay respect to those who have gone before us, to one another and the Buddha Dharma (the teachings).  The Sangha, one of the three treasures of Buddhism, gives us community and time to understand how Buddhism works in our daily lives.  We may share our thoughts, experiences or not.

What does not happen?

We do not worship, we do not have petitionary prayer, nor do we have rules or regulations to judge us from one another.


  • Our gathering includes the name of those who have passed before us. To include the name of a loved one or friend, please email Rev. Anita.
  • Please contact Rev. Anita for visits to assisted living, nursing homes or hospitals for those who cannot attend the service.
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Thanks for supporting the Cleveland Buddhist Temple - We look forward to seeing you soon!

Come as you are!