Calgary Buddhist Temple Blog

Sunday Services – In-Person & Online

Saturday, January 15, 2022

We are pleased to be able to provide a hybrid service with in-person and online live-streaming available. Both start at 10:00am (MST) with EVERYONE welcome however, please do NOT attend in-person if you are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms. 

ONLINE live-streaming is from our Facebook group Calgary Buddhist Temple, and the relevant sections from our service book can be found here approximately one day prior:

Upcoming Sarana Affirmation Ceremony

Thursday, January 26, 2023

This ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, April 2, 2023 so if you would like to commit to a Buddhist way of life by participating in an Affirmation Ceremony, please complete the Sarana Affirmation Ceremony Application and email it to before Sunday, March 19, 2023.

For more detailed information regarding the Affirmation Ceremony, please refer to:


Buddhism 101 Workshop (in-person or online)

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Interested in Buddhism and how it can be a part of your daily life? This workshop has also been referred to as Introduction to Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, and is 5 sessions in duration on Thursday evenings from Feb 9 to Mar 9 from 7-8:00pm – everyone is welcome!  No prior knowledge or experience is required, just an open and curious mind!

In addition to the Buddhism 101 being in-person at the temple, the 5 sessions can also be attended online via Zoom – register by going to:

Please email if you need additional information.

2023 CBT Membership

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

The 2023 CBT Membership is now available.

Please take a few moments to complete the attached form and return it to the temple.
Cheques can be made out to The Calgary Buddhist Temple. Mailing address: 207-6th St N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 3Y1. Tel: (403) 263-5723. Alternately, membership fee payments can be made online through Canada Helps ( or via e-transfer ( Just make sure to write “membership” in the message field. PDFs of completed forms can then be emailed to


Cook with the Sangha

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

A fun, relaxed way to learn something new. This will be an in-person cooking demo of several tasty recipes on Sunday, February 26th, 2023 at noon at the temple so come on out and join the Sangha as we learn together and enjoy each other’s company at the same time.  

Open to EVERYONE at a cost of $5/person payable in cash on the day of. Come and enjoy the fellowship of the sangha!

Space is limited so please register early:   

Furoshiki Workshop

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

A more sustainable (and beautiful) way to wrap!  The Calgary Buddhist Temple Sangha Engagement is pleased to organize this in-person workshop on Sunday, Jan 29/23 at 1pm which will be held at the Temple and will be taught by a local business, Nanao Kimono ( Nanao Kimono is a Japanese lifestyle shop in Kensington full of an assortment of treasures brought from Japan, including towels, tableware, tea and soaps.

Cost of the workshop is $30 per person which includes a furoshiki along with green tea and light refreshment. Maximum registration is 10 people but if this workshop is full, another class may be offered.

Furoshiki is where art meets sustainability – using decorative fabrics to wrap gifts, packages, and for other purposes, the furoshiki offers an earth-friendly alternative.  It has been used for hundreds of years for a great many uses. The Word “Furo” translates to “bath”, and “shiki” means “to spread out”. Originally, they were used to wrap up sacred and important items at temples or shrines, then later were adopted for carrying personal items to and from the public bathhouse. More recently, Furoshiki became very popular as a simple handbag, grocery bag, and especially, as a reusable gift wrapping!

To register and pay in advance to attend this workshop, please go to:


Meditation and Reflection

Friday, November 18, 2022

An opportunity to gather together for meditation and reflection at the Temple in the Hondo (main hall) from 7:00 to 8:00 pm every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of a month.  Doors will open to the temple at 6:40 pm (20 minutes early).

If you are looking for an opportunity to meditate during the week, please feel welcome to join our sessions.