Calgary Buddhist Temple Blog

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

Volunteers Needed for Calgary Japanese Festival “Omatsuri”

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Hello Temple Friends!

We are preparing for our Japanese items sale at the annual Calgary Japanese Festival “Omatsuri” on Saturday, August 11, 2018 and need volunteers to help set up, sell, and/or clean up.

If you can help, please SIGNUP.

If you have some Japanese items to donate, you can bring them to the temple or even at the event.

Thank you for your support!

In Gassho,
Calgary Buddhist Temple (CBT) Fundraising Committee

Fundraising – updated June 7

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

As we head into late spring, the Fundraising committee is gearing up for our annual events. We are requesting once again for your participation and help.

We are asking for donation of garage sale items for our annual garage sale on June 23rd. If you have items to donate we will gratefully accept items other than clothing, books and large furniture. Two ways to drop off items:

1. Bring them to the Temple on Service Days (Sundays or Thursdays).
2. Arrange for a drop off outside of those days or a pickup by contacting:

• Jean at or 403-975-6087
• Mickey at or 403-271-8824

* We are looking for help with pricing on Thur, June 14 and selling on Sat, June 23. Please SIGNUP if you can lend a hand!

We are also taking donations of new or gently used Japanese items for our sales table at the Calgary Japanese Festival “Omatsuri”.

Family Picnic – Sunday, June 17

Monday, May 14, 2018

Everyone is welcome on Sunday, June 17 for our annual Family Day Picnic at Edworthy Park, site #1 on the south side of the river. Join us for some games, races, camaraderie and sunshine. Pack a lunch and be ready to share as it usually ends up being a potluck affair.

As so many of us know our family units now often include beings that are not human but are still so very important to our family regardless. A short service will be held at 11:30 to reflect upon all the sentient beings that have been a part of our journey through life and have supported us through good times and bad.

If you have a pet you would like to bring along or perhaps a memento of a pet that has passed please bring that and we will take a moment to reflect upon all the non human beings that have supported our existence and asked for so little in return.

Access is best from the south side of the park off of Bow Trail. From the north side walk across the bridge and look for the pack at site #1.