Calgary Buddhist Temple Blog

Walk with Me – a film about Thich Nhat Hanh – showing Thursday November 8th at the Temple

Tuesday, October 09, 2018


A film about Vietnamese Mindfulness Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Shown in Partnership with the Wild Rose Sangha, a Sangha in the Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.


Mindfulness Teacher Chan Huy from Montreal will speak before the Film.

Public invited, Cost is Free, although Dana will be accepted to help defray the costs only.

Walk with Me

2018 JSBTC Day – Oct 28

Saturday, September 22, 2018

“The Autumn season also typically signifies that JSBTC Day is soon upon us. This is a day when we all do our best to pay our respects and to commemorate all those who have preceded us in spreading the Dharma. Each Temple in our Kyodan normally selects a day either in October or in early November to celebrate JSBTC Day.”

The Calgary Buddhist Temple will be commemorating JSBTC (Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada) Day on Sunday, Oct 28. Please consider making a donation on JSBTC Day to help continue to deliver important health and insurance benefits to all our ministers, to provide educational opportunities for them and to also enable the JSBTC to assist local Temples in their challenge and quest to continue to share the Dharma to our greater communities.

Message regarding JSBTC Day from our JSBTC President, Mr. Larry Wakisaka

Message regarding JSBTC Day from our JSBTC Bishop, Sensei Tatsuya Aoki

JSBTC Day Reminder on Donation Procedures

As in recent years, the local temples collect the donations for JSBTC Day (count the donations received, receipt their members/donors and forward the proceeds with a list of the names and addresses of the donors as well as the amounts donated to JSBTC).

Donors should write their cheques payable to their local temple indicating “JSBTC Day” in the memo area of the cheque.

Thank you for your cooperation in this important procedural matter.

Annual Chow Mein Dinner – UPDATED

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The Calgary Buddhist Temple will be holding our annual Chow Mein Supper on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 4:30 to 8:00 PM at the temple (658 1st Ave NE). Tickets are $20 (you can either eat-in or take out). We will  be selling various Japanese-themed items as well as tickets for our WestJet raffle. All proceeds from the dinner will go towards the CBT Capital Campaign. For tickets, please contact Dan at or Mickey at Tickets will also be available at the temple (Sundays services) leading up to the event. 

Updated Oct 1: This is our biggest fundraiser and we need your help to fill various positions to make this a success. Please go to SignUpGenius to volunteer.

Meditation Service

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Meditation Service at the Calgary Buddhist Temple is set to commence starting on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 from 7 to 8 pm. No experience required and everyone is welcome.

Enjoy the day!


Obon – Sunday, Aug 26 (updated Aug 14)

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Honouring all Ancestors – Obon is a time to express our gratitude to loved ones who have passed on before us. Without them, we would not be who we are today, due to the basic tenet of interdependence. We would not be where we are and we would not be able to do the things we do to enjoy life. Just think about the number of people involved in creating each of us. If we go back just thirty generations, we can calculate that there were over two billion parents, starting with our two parents, their four parents, and so on—and that’s just the physical part.

Schedule for cemetery visits:
• Strathmore – 9:00 am
• Mountain View – 9:45 am
• Burnsland – 10:30 am
• Eden Brook – 11:00 am
• Queens – 1:00 pm

Obon Temple Service is at 3:00pm with potluck to follow. Please sign up to bring a dish to create a wonderful Obon meal! (Our super senior members are NOT expected to bring anything!)

Everyone is welcome to attend this special service of gratitude.

For more information on what’s going on at the Temple, check-out the Calgary Buddhist Temple Newsletter for the month of August, 2018