Sangha Engagement

The Calgary Buddhist Temple Sangha Engagement is actively involved in hosting workshops, presentations, and events to promote social interaction, learning, and sharing. “Sangha Engagement” is pleased to provide virtual, online workshops on a variety of topics to keep people engaged and build a sense of “community” or Sangha.

There is no fee to attend but donations to the temple are appreciated. Register and support the continued coordination of these online workshops.




Sunday, September 11th, 2022 @ 2:00pm Mountain


Presenter:  Ray Nakano

Join the Calgary Buddhist Temple Sangha Engagement for this online mindful workshop on Sept 11th which will be led by Ray Nakano.  This workshop will introduce participants to the mindfulness practice of Thich Nhat Hanh. 

In this typical mindfulness meditation session, the program will start with a guided sitting meditation, introductions, a dharma talk, and a dharma sharing between participants.  Mindfulness is a practice that we can do in every waking moment, not just in a meditation session.  We learn how to be both in the boat on the sea of life with its ups and downs, stormy waves and calm water, and on the shore watching ourselves in the boat.  This workshop will show you how to reduce your stress, and create more joy and happiness in your life.



Saturday, October 8th, 2022 @ 1:00pm Mountain


Presented by:  Midnight Taiko Kai


Come to the temple and meet members of Midnight Taiko Kai, gain an overview of the history of taiko, discover the different Taiko drums used in an ensemble, learn the proper way to play the drum, and feel the power and connection to the heart-pounding art of Japanese taiko drumming.

This is a beginner-adult workshop and no experience is necessary; however, pre-registration is required as space is limited. Cost is $15/temple member or $20/non-temple member payable on the day of the workshop.



Sunday, October 23rd, 2022 @ 1:00pm Mountain


Presenter:  Sensei James Martin


The Calgary Buddhist Temple Sangha Engagement is proud to host this intriguing online presentation by retired Sensei James Martin on Oct 23rd

Our current lifestyle provides us with one of the highest standards of living with few exceptions. We enjoy all the comforts, conveniences, leisure time and necessities of life in abundance. Yet many of us remain in the eternal loop of thinking more will be better.  With all the ‘progress’ humanity has made, have we may be forgot our ‘natural’ place in nature to our own detriment?  Could reconnecting with that world be a path for finding that sweet spot we seek?

Join James and the Sangha in exploring a Buddhist perspective of our connection to nature and the benefits of such a practice.  Everyone is welcome!


*If you would be interested in sharing your background, knowledge or skill with the Temple Sangha, please email    Topics vary and the group interests are diverse so please consider volunteering!

Remember to “Mask your face, don’t mask your heart”!