Seattle Betsuin Arson Fire

Arson at Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple

Unfortunately, another BCA Temple has had physical damage.  The latest is an arson case at the Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple.  Here are the details:

On the evening of December 31, 2023, an intruder broke into the Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple and sought refuge in the basement.  Shortly after, the individual committed arson, resulting in considerable fire and water damage to the basement area.  The smoke and water damage extended throughout the entire Temple, prompting its closure to all. 

Fortunately, no one was injured.

Donate to Help Seatle Betsuin

Donations can be made to the Arson Restoration Fund online or by mailing a check.

  1. Go to the following link and make your online donation:

  2. Write a check made payable to “Seattle Buddhist Church” and include “Arson Restoration Fund” in the memo line. 

Send to Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple, 1427 S. Main Street, Seattle, WA 98144.


Thank you for supporting a BCA Temple in need.

In Gassho,

The Mountain View Buddhist Temple