About this listing
This is one folding beds in the main hall of the Temple. You will be sharing space with others and the Buddha's. The beds are separated by Shoji screens for privacy. The kitchen and bathrooms are shared with the other guests and facility manager.
The space is the main hall of a Buddhist Temple. This is the traditional way that pilgrims and travelers enjoy a peaceful nights sleep. We also now have a new shower.
The whole main hall temple space and library.
Interaction with guests
This is a Buddhist Temple so guests are expected to follow Buddhist customs of removing shoes and attending morning and evening service.
Other things to note
We offer a traditional Japanese Buddhist breakfast of rice, miso soup and Japanese pickles.
Please be respectful for Buddhist Services and events. Also, beds will be folded up and put away in the morning by 8am before service. In the evening, quiet time begins at 10pm. Lights should be off before going to sleep. Breakfast will be served at 8:30am following the morning service. If you have any special requests please speak to the Temple Manager. Don't be noisy and keep a respectful attitude- Follow Buddhist etiquette and rules during your temple stay.
Take off your shoes when entering a temple hall and either leave them outside or carry them with you in a plastic bag. Shoes should be neatly arranged at the entrance with the other shoes in the designated area. Please wear socks and slippers at all times. No bare feet or just socks allowed. Please use the appropriate slippers for the bathroom. Do not wear main temple slippers in the bathroom.
No Alcohol allowed in the Temple- Do not bring alcohol or any kind of intoxicants into the temple.
Morning ceremony – You can attend the one-hour ceremony in the early morning, if you like.
Check-out time – 10 a.m. after breakfast.
Hats should be removed when entering a temple.
Do not point at Buddha statues, Monks, Nuns and/or elders with your feet or with your fingers (well anything for that matter).
Do not touch (especially on the head) Buddha statues, images, Monks, Nuns and elders. Also, do not touch any of the religious items.
Revealing clothing, such as tank tops, short skirts, shorts are inappropriate attire for the temple space, please be considerate of others. Men and women should wear tops that cover their shoulders when visiting a temple. Both men and women should avoid short-shorts, tank tops and clothing that reveals too much skin. Dressing for temples can be casual.
Do not sit with the legs outstretched, as this is a sign of disrespect.
Pointing the bottom of your feet toward the altar or teacher is regarded as disrespectful.
Respect and kindness in manner of speech, thoughts and actions towards our temple staff and guests is a great source of joy and merit for everyone. Inappropriate conversations should be avoided.
Clean up after yourself. Do not leave a mess for others. Please put things back after use. Mindfulness is an important part of maintaining relationships with others.
Label all items in the refrigerator that are yours and take all items with you when you leave.
Please do not leave bags, clothing, or other items in the main room. All items should be stored during the day in a private room, designated by the caretaker. If you have valuables, please take them with you during the day and keep them with you when you sleep. We are not responsible for lost or misplaced items.
Guests are welcome but should be checked in by Temple Caretaker. All guests must leave by 9pm.
If these rules are not observed you will be asked to leave and your reservation will not be refunded.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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We are a Buddhist Temple with spaces available to visitors for accommodations. We are located in Seattle's Historic Chinatown. We have an onsite manager to help you with your needs. Also we have a newly installed shower!