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SHINGON VAJRAYANA SANGHA Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 05/03/2012: SHINGON VAJRAYANA SANGHA

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: SHINGON VAJRAYANA SANGHA

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AKA  SVS/Radiant Light Temple Komyo-ji
Friday Harbor, WA

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SHINGON VAJRAYANA SANGHA Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 05/03/2012: SHINGON VAJRAYANA SANGHA

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: SHINGON VAJRAYANA SANGHA

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Also Known As: SVS/Radiant Light Temple Komyo-ji
Physical Address: Friday Harbor, WA 98250 1276
EIN: 13-4306123
Blog URL: shingonvajrayana.wordpress.com/ 
NTEE Category: X Religion, Spiritual Development
X50 Buddhist
None
Ruling Year: 2005 
How This Organization Is Funded: Public Donations


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Mission Statement

Shingon Vajrayana Sangha (SVS), a sanctuary of the Three Treasures of the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, offers instruction in Buddhism to all who are inspired by the teachings of Shingon Esoteric Buddhism. SVS supports ordained clergy and lay practitioners in cultivating compassion, loving-kindness, wisdom, ethics, peace and understanding in the Buddhist community and public community at large. SVS is a 501(c)(3) religious non-profit organization in the State of Washington.  SVS is supported entirely by donations and volunteer efforts.

Legitimacy Information

This organization is registered with the IRS.

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

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Leadership

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Rev. Eko Noble

Term:

Since Apr 2005

Profile:

Rev. Eko Noble, founder and Chairman of SVS, began the study of Buddhism in 1980, and was the first Western woman to ordain, and to receive Dharma transmission and licensure as a teacher of Shingon Esoteric Buddhism at Mt. Koya, Japan in 1988. After further training and service in Buddhist temples in Japan, she has been a dedicated educator in both academic and spiritual capacities, including service in hospice care, biomedical ethics and human subjects research protection, and patient advocacy.

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Officers for Fiscal Year (IRS Form 990)

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Highest Paid Employees & Their Compensation (IRS Form 990)

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People information was last updated by the nonprofit in May 2012

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Programs

Program: Religious Education (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
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Category:
Religion
Population Served:
Adults

Program Description:

SVS provides religious education and instruction in Buddhism including traditional Shingon meditation practices, rites of passage, Buddhist philosophy and methods of cultivation and transformation.

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Program: Mentoring and Spiritual Care (GuideStar Exchange,
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Category:
Human Services
Population Served:
Adults
Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens
Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Program Description:

Individual mentoring and spiritual guidance; spiritual care of those facing illness and death.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

SVS launched. Temple meditation practice and observances schedule maintained with instruction in Buddhism, spiritual guidance and counseling offered to individuals locally, and by telephone, video conference and email nationally. Extensive long-range planning and needs assessment completed.

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