Meditation Service – CancelledApr 1, 2020 7:00 pm
Shotsuki Service – CancelledApr 2, 2020 7:30 pm
Pre-Service Meditation – CancelledApr 5, 2020 9:00 am
Hanamatsuri & Shotsuki Service – CancelledApr 5, 2020 10:00 am
According to Buddhist tradition, Prince Siddhartha Gautama (Sakyamuni Buddha), the son of King Suddhodhana 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.
Shotsuki in a monthly memorial service to honor 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 except for some chanting.
Service books are provided so that everyone can participate in these traditional, centuries old chants.
Meditation Service – CancelledApr 8, 2020 7:00 pm
Hanamatsuri Service – CancelledApr 9, 2020 7:30 pm
Ikebana ClassApr 11, 2020 10:00 am
(JAPANESE FLOWER ARRANGEMENT)
Saturday mornings from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
April 11, April 25, May 16, May 30, June 13
Location: Calgary Buddhist Temple
Five classes are being offered by Rika Saruwatari who was trained under Ms. Takako Yokoyama. Rika became a certified shihan (teacher) in 2012.
Cost is $45 per classes include flower materials, instruction fee and taxes. Non-member price: $50 per class. *No refunds for missed lessons
Students must supply their own containers (ask Rika for suitable size and shape), scissors and kenzan (frog). Ask Rika if you need help selecting your items.
Contact Rika at email@example.com or call 403-701-0390 with questions or to register.