Calgary Buddhist Temple Blog

Spring Ikebana Classes

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Register for the five classes of Ikebana or Japanese Flower Arrangement offered by Rika Saruwatari from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm:

  • Saturday April 13 & 27
  • Saturday May 11 & 25
  • Saturday June 15

Cost for Temple Members: $45 per class; includes flower material, instruction fee and taxes; 5 classes = $225

Cost for non-Temple Members: $50 per class; includes flower material, instruction fee and taxes; 5 classes = $250

Sorry, no refunds for missed lessons.

Students must supply their own containers (please ask Rika for suitable size and shape), scissors and kenzan (frog). Ask if you need help selecting your items but these are not supplied as part of the lesson. Rika trained under Ms. Takako Yokoyama. In 2012, Rika became a certified shihan (teacher). Please contact Rika at or call 403-701-0390 if you have any questions.

Upcoming Fundraising Events

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Happy New Year from your Fundraising Committee! We have started planning 2019 fundraising events:

  • Mein Making Dough Preparation – Friday March 22 7 pm – at the temple
  • Mein rolling, cutting and cooking – Sunday March 24, 9 am at CJCA kitchen
  • Garage sale – June TBA

Please watch your email for links to Signup Genius to volunteer, or contact Jean Masuda at

2019 Calgary Buddhist Temple Membership

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Our 2019 Calgary Buddhist Membership form is now available in our membership section and is available in print at the temple. Memberships are $100 per person with students (under 18) and seniors (65 & over) complimentary. Please consider taking out a membership to help support our temple. It also gives us an opportunity to refresh and update our sangha list and allows us to more accurately assess our needs going forward.

Ho’onko Luncheon

Friday, January 04, 2019

Hello Temple Friends and Happy New Year!

On Sunday, January 13th, we hope you can join us for the Ho’onko service and luncheon. If you’d like to bring a dish, please SIGN UP. Thank you always for your generous support!

In Gassho,