Dharma School

Welcome Potluck

Please join your fellow Sangha members on Sunday, January 30, 2011 in welcoming Rev. Doei Ed Fujii and his wife, Michiko, to Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temples.
We are holding a potluck luncheon at 11:30 a.m. as an opportunity for everyone to meet and greet our new reverend as well as gather with friends and family for a festive occasion.
Please bring food in the following categories, using your last name as the defining letter break down:

  • A – L: main dish
  • M- R: salad
  • S- Z: side dish

The temple will provide drinks and dessert.

Welcome to the 5th & 6th Grade!

Our next BAKE SALE is February 20. Please bring a food item to sell during the sale, and also have your child help with the sale for as long as possible. Wiping down tables, taking out trash, and washing/drying dishes are all tasks that need to be done after the sale part is complete. Parents, we welcome your help too!
If any of you have a great idea for a class dana project, I am all ears!
In gassho,
Michelle Asakawa
(Parents of new students, please read:)
Hello parents of 5th and 6th graders! My name is Michelle Asakawa, and I'll be using this year to introduce your children to some of the world's religions. We'll look at Shinto, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in addition to revisiting Buddhism. Our class is comprised of mostly 5th graders, but having taught most of these kids a few years ago, I know they're bright enough to grasp this 6th-grade material!
I'll try to post monthly to let you know of bake sales, special services, and the like, but please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns at asakawa29@gmail.com.
In gassho,

End of Year Picnic

Temple members, affiliate members ~ come one and all to enjoy the end of year Picnic.

When: June 6, 2010 starting at 11:00 a.m.

Where: Berkeley Lake Park at 46th & Sheridan in the pavilion

Potluck lunch, games, bingo, paddle boats, fun!


The Young Buddhists Association (YBA) is the youth organization for the Denver Buddhist Temple. YBA consists of high school students and is very involved in the temple community.

Some of YBA’s activities include organizing celebrations such as Akimatsuri, a Fall Festival for the Dharma school students, and Keirokai, an appreciation luncheon for seniors, helping with Hanamatsuri and Turkey Bingo, making mochi, hosting breakfasts, volunteering at the annual Cherry Blossom Festival and conducting community service. It is the YBA’s deep pleasure to give back in gratitude to the temple.

Every four years, the YBA embarks on the “Sunshine Trip” to visit temples on the west coast. 

YBA meets every Sunday from September to June following the family service. For more information or questions about YBA, please contact tsdbtyba@gmail.com.

Dharma School

Dharma School

Welcome to our Dharma School!

The Denver Buddhist Temple offers Dharma School for children from toddler age to high school senior. Our “year” starts each September and finishes in early June, with a few interruptions for holidays. Each Sunday after the Family Service (9:30 a.m.) children are dismissed to their age-appropriate Dharma School class for Buddhist instruction, dana projects (“kindness projects”), and temple-related activities.

Following class and the Adult Service, the Dharma School classes take turns hosting the weekly bake sale. You can easily make a meal out of bake sale purchases, which include hot foods like ramen, hot dogs, pizza, and home baked treats such as brownies, cookies, and pie. Most items are 50 cents each, and the money each class raises goes to fund class projects, field trips, and the end-of-year picnic.

The following classes are taught by temple members who generously volunteer their time.

  • Preschool
  • Kindergarten and 1st Grade
  • 2nd Grade
  • 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • Junior YBA (6th, 7th, and 8th Grades)
  • YBA (9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th)

If you are new to the temple and would like information concerning the classes, please contact the Dharma School superintendents via the Contact Us link.

Fundraising Efforts for Dharma School

  • Purchase King Soopers cards and reload them
  • Purchase gift cards via the scrip program. There are a wide variety of vendors from which to purchase, please see below.
  • Participate in our annual Turkey Bingo, where you can win frozen turkeys (just in time for Thanksgiving!) and cash prizes.

Weather Cancellations

In the case of inclement weather or any other unforeseen event, Dharma School teachers may independently determine that based on where in the Metro area they live, it's best to stay home. If this is the case, they will contact the family of their students to the best of their ability. Parents are asked to make an individual decision about whether to come to the temple in the event of a snowstorm or other weather issue.

Though there may not be Dharma School classes and activities (such as the bake sale), Rev. Fujii will continue to hold service for those who decide to attend. As always, please use caution in your decision to travel to and from the temple.

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