Buddhism 101Mar 30, 2017 7:30 pm

No prior knowledge or experience is required, just an open and curious mind!

Although it is not mandatory to attend all the sessions it is recommended as each successive session is a progression of thought and teachings.

MeditationApr 2, 2017 9:10 am

Join us for a 30 minute meditation time prior to our main service.

Everyone is welcome!

Sunday Shotsuki ServiceApr 2, 2017 10:00 am

Shotsuki is a monthly memorial service to honour and remember loved ones who have passed away in this month.

All of our services are open to everyone and no prior knowledge or experience with Buddhism is necessary.

The services are conducted in English with the exception of some chanting.

Service books are provided so that everyone can participate in these traditional, centuries old chants.

Dharma Time for KidsApr 2, 2017 10:00 am

Although children are welcome anytime today there will be a special activity that is hosted by one of the adult parents.

Everyone joins the first part of the service and then they will proceed to the upstairs classroom/ boardroom.

2017 Annual General MeetingApr 2, 2017 11:00 am

Please attend this very important meeting for all members. Get involved!

Temple Refuge Circle – weekly CircleApr 4, 2017 7:00 pm

Temple Refuge Circle

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This Tuesday group is a small, meditation- & awareness-focused Practice ‘circuit’ meant for people who have been attending the Temple but wish to improve in: Meditation (25mins), Loving-Kindness, Equanimity,  Compassion,  Sympathetic Joy,  Deep Listening, &  Gratitude

We will get to know each other while we deepen our Practice and members will participate in the running of sessions (voluntary).

This is a different form: that of a Circle, with each member contributing and learning from each other.

To join, I am asking interested people to have a commitment to this Circle for a ‘season’. This is much the same as if you were to join a sports team: you can certainly miss a weekly session, but I ask that you are committed to being there for yourself and each other as if you were on a team.

This ‘Season’ Practice will run Tuesday evenings from Jan 24th through early May, starting at 7pm, at the Temple.

Membership will be limited. Suggested dana: $25/person, dana is voluntary.

In Gassho,

Ken,

Assistant

Please contact me if interested or if you have questions: kenmadden@gmail.com

Evening ServiceApr 6, 2017 7:30 pm

Everyone is welcome!

No previous experience or knowledge of Buddhism is necessary!

MeditationApr 9, 2017 9:10 am

Join us for a 30 minute meditation time prior to our main service.

Everyone is welcome!

Hanamatsuri (Flower Festival) ServiceApr 9, 2017 10:00 am

According to Buddhist tradition, Prince Siddhartha Gautama (Sakyamuni Buddha), the son of King Suddohana and Queen Maya, was born on 8 April, 566 B.C. in the garden of Lumbini, in present day Nepal.

Flowers decorate a statue of the Buddha and the Sangha is invited to symbolically pour sweet tea over the baby Buddha statue, recreating the legend that at birth, a gentle perfumed nectar rain fell from the sky bathing the baby Buddha.

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All of our services are open to everyone and no prior knowledge or experience with Buddhism is necessary.

The services are conducted in English with the exception of some chanting.

Service books are provided so that everyone can participate in these traditional, centuries old chants.

 

 

 

 

Library is OpenApr 9, 2017 11:00 am

Our downstairs library has books for loan and is open every second Sunday of the month.

A membership is $20.00 and books can be borrowed for a one month period.

You may also join us and have a cup of tea and an informal discussion on various topics!