Grand Rapids
Buddhist
Temple

Buddhism in the Heart of Grand Rapids

The Grand Rapids Buddhist Temple (GRBT) is an American temple. We emphasize the interdependence and interbeing of all things, the emptiness of all phenomena, the inherent Buddha nature in all beings, and the bodhisattva aspiration. Additionally, we stress inclusiveness and a living experience of the buddhadharma. We strive to bring the buddhadharma to the everyday lives of the Sangha. Our Sangha is primarily made up of folks who have full time jobs and families so we emphasize practical applications of the Buddha’s teaching.

We offer a full array of basic and advanced classes, regular meditation periods, and special services. We also are a social group and meet frequently as a community for potlucks and discussions. We strive to have a warm and welcoming temple where everyone is welcome regardless of spiritual tradition or life style choice. Children are always welcome to our services and we provide children’s activities during our Sunday services September through May.

Grand Rapids Buddhist Temple
451 Division Ave South, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Scheduled Events

Sunday Services

Sunday services are live-streamed and can be viewed on our YouTube channel along with archived videos. Follow along using the Rituals and Practices Handbook

Dharma in the Park

Thursdays
Group Meditation at 9:30 a.m.
Group Discussion at 10 a.m.
Riverside Park Boat Launch Lot (outside, weather permitting*)
2001 Monroe Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505

Ven. Hung Su will lead the discussion. Please wear masks and maintain social distancing for everyone's safety. Visit Dharma/Sutra Discussion Group.

LGBTQ Dharma Group

First and third Monday of each month (begins Sept. 21)
Coit Park (outside, weather permitting*)
Meditation at 5:30 p.m.
Discussion at 6-7:30 p.m.

The Grand Rapids LGBTQ Dharma Group is a space for those who identify as part of the LGBTQ community to explore the intersections of gender, sexual identity, and spirituality. Although we primarily focus on the teachings of the Buddha, this space is open to all faiths.

For additional information, please contact Musim at aholliman@zengr.org or visit LGBTQ Dharma Group Facebook.


*For updates, check the Calendar or Facebook.

Additional
Programming

Buddhist-Based
Recovery Meetings

Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
Alano Club
1020 College NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Meet outside on the lawn.
In the event of inclement weather, join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 648 709 587
Password: 253469  

Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Alano Club
1020 College NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Meet outside on the lawn.
In the event of inclement weather, join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 860 6371 9187
Password: 662652  

Fridays at 10 a.m.
Garfield Park
2111 Madison Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Meet in the northwest corner
by the gazebo.