Calgary Buddhist Temple Blog

Save the Date

Monday, November 18, 2019

for Humanity through a Buddhist Eye: An Exploration of Human Rights

Here is the initial information regarding the Human Rights Conference in Winnipeg, MB (June 12-14, 2020) sponsored by the Living Dharma Centre.   

A more detailed poster will be available in December/January once the itinerary and registration process is set. In the meantime, if anyone has questions about the conference, they can forward them to: Brenda Ikuta.

Save the dates to embark on a very exciting opportunity to gather from across Canada and deepen our appreciation of the interdependence and oneness of all life.


Tuesday, November 05, 2019

In addition to buying Raffle and Football Tickets, we also need as many of you as possible to help SELL them. This is our final fundraising activity for 2019 and really could use everyone’s help to make it a success!

For the Grey Cup pool tickets, the 107th Grey Cup game is Sunday, November 24, 2019; Tickets are $2 each; Contact: Doug Hironaka –

Raffle tickets draw date is Sunday, December 8, 2019; Tickets are 1 for $5 or 3 for $10; 1st Prize = Apple Watch Series 5, 2nd Prize = Sport Chek Goody Bag with $500 Gift Card, 3rd Prize = Philips Diamond Clean Electric Toothbrush; Contact: Lester Ikuta –

Thank you for your continued participation in making our Temple a place for everyone.

Toy Room

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

The Calgary Buddhist Temple is a proud partner for the Toy Room program sponsored by the Women’s Centre which makes the holidays brighter for thousands of families in Calgary. Last year, 1,236 women and 2,628 children received gifts thanks to the generosity of community partners for the Toy Room.

We have setup a gift wrapped box just inside the Hondo (Main Hall) doors to receive toys for the program. The toys are required to be new and unused for the success of the program. We will be collecting unwrapped toys up to and including December 8, 2019.  The program is especially in need of toys for ages 8 to 18 years.

Suggested toys by age

Holiday Centerpiece

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Ikebana Class on Sat. December 21 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at The Calgary Buddhist Temple.

Price is $70 including flowers and materials. Students must bring their own container and scissors.

Contact for more information and to register:  rikaandshiro@gmail .com

2019 Grey Cup Party

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Sunday November 24 – Doors open at 4:00 pm

We will watch the Ti-Cats face the Bombers in the 107th Grey Cup on the big screen in the Temple basement.

Chili and soft drinks will be provided. If you want to bring some snacks, or treats to share, excellent!

Please signup in order to provide us with an idea of number of people to expect.  Hope to see you there! 

Call for Recipes – Temple Cookbook

Thursday, October 31, 2019

To our cooks, foodies, and friends,

You may have heard that we are launching a Calgary Buddhist Temple Cookbook to compile and share our Sangha’s best-loved recipes that bring joy to our family and friends.

If you have some favourite recipes to donate, we would love to hear from you!  Here is the template to use to submit recipes – .doc  or .pdf

We will collect them at Temple or by email at Please include your name and, if possible, a short description of how your recipe is special to you.