Henjyoji Shingon Buddhist Temple

Our Mission is to provide support to all congregants in achieving their desired personal and spiritual potential through Shingon Buddhism. Additionally, the Japanese Cultural Academy fosters the study and practice of traditional and evolving Japanese arts.


Important Messages From HSBT


Friday, March 13, 2020

Dear HSBT Community,

Our communities - locally, nationally and abroad - are all navigating a public health crisis.

The temple board prioritizes the health and safety of our community, and with this in mind, we've carefully considered options for upcoming events. We met last night and decided to cancel all temple events scheduled in March. We will notify our members of any changes to April events as we learn more from state and local authorities. Please check your email, our website or Facebook page for updates.

Our decision is consistent with local and state recommendations to postpone or cancel events and in-person meetings to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

Please take precautions to stay healthy. Here is a list of resources for guidance.

CDC guidelines: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/workplace-school-and-home-guidance.pdf

CDC info on COVID-19: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 webpage: oregon.gov/oha/PH/DISEASESCONDITIONS/DISEASESAZ/Pages/emerging-respiratory-infections.aspx

Multnomah County FAQs: multco.us/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-faq

With gratitude,

The HSBT Board


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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Greetings Sangha,

In light of the local messaging around novel coronavirus COVID-19 and social gatherings, we're informing you that dharma talk will resume tonight. Although the temple is open to everyone, we ask that you stay home if you have novel coronavirus COVID-19 or cold/flu symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath. We appreciate your understanding during this difficult time. The temple board will meet tonight to discuss options for future temple events. The health and safety of the sangha/community is our top priority. We will send updates about events periodically on FB, our website and via our newsletter. Again, thank you for your patience and support.

Please visit the Multnomah County FAQs for more information on the novel coronavirus COVID-19: https://multco.us/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-faq

Also be sure to stay informed of the CDC guidelines:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html


Thank you,

Jaime Dunkle

HSBT Communications Director and Board Secretary

Our website is currently under construction.

Thank you for your patience.


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