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. When attending in-person please be aware of the following:

  • Face masks would be appreciated. We will have face masks available, if needed
  • Maintain social distancing between cohorts
  • Please do NOT attend if you are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms

Live-streaming from our Facebook group, Calgary Buddhist Temple, will continue to be an option – both starting at 10:00am (MST).  EVERYONE is welcome!

For ONLINE Sunday Services, the relevant sections from our service book can be found here at least a day prior:

Team Oneness!

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Despite rain in the forecast, the sun shone kindly on Sunday, June 12th so the Calgary Buddhist Temple team was able to come together in-person rather than virtually. They completed a 5K walk/roll in support of women’s mental health programs at Calgary Health Foundation by participating in the LOVE YOU by Shoppers Drug Mart™ Run for Women. 

The run celebrates the strength and courage of women across the country, while supporting those who need it the most in our community.

Congratulations to “Calgary Buddhist Temple – Oneness!” and a huge “thank you” to all the super supporters, for raising almost $550 which is fantastic! 

Overall, the Run for Women in Calgary raised over $171,000 for local women’s mental health programs.  We truly are stronger together!

CBT Team Onesness

Obon & Cemetery Visits

Friday, June 17, 2022

Obon (お盆) or just Bon (盆) is a special time to honor and remember one’s ancestors including visiting their gravesites during the Obon season.  The following is the Calgary Buddhist Temple schedule: 

Saturday, July 16:

  • Mountain View Cemetery – 9:00 am
  • Strathmore Cemetery – 10:30 am
  • Temple Columbarium / Nokotsudo – 2:00 pm

Sunday, July 24:

  • Eden Brook Cemetery – 11:00 am
  • Queen’s Park Cemetery – 1:00 pm
  • Temple Obon Service – 3:00 pm

For more information, please email

Study Session

Friday, May 13, 2022

Dear Dharma Friends,

I hope this finds you well and healthy.

The sessions on Saturday, June 11th will begin at 10:30 am and will end at 12:00 pm

  • 10:30 – 20 minute meditation
  • 10:50 – 10 minute chanting
  • 11:00 – Study session
  • 11:55 – End

We will cover chapters from the book, “The Heart of Buddha’s Teaching” by Thich Nhat Hanh.  You will also find attached the Metta Meditation and Juseige for chanting

I will be opening the doors to the temple  at 10:15 am to allow for in-person attendance and we will also have Zoom available to join the study session.

Please be aware that if the meditation has started and you have not entered Zoom, I will NOT be letting people into the Zoom until after the 20 minute meditation has completed. I will continue to monitor the Zoom to let people in after the mediation. Thank you for your understanding.

Please click on the link below to join the Zoom session on Saturday.

Enjoy the day!

With palms together,

Robert Gubenco


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Awakening to the Climate Crisis

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Sunday, June 5th, 2022 @ 1pm Mountain

The Calgary Buddhist Temple Sangha Engagement is honored to host an encore online presentation with Ray Nakano who will talk about what he has learned as a climate activist, and what you can do about the greatest crisis of our time.  Register to attend an important, thought-provoking conversation about our Climate Crisis and what we can do about it as Buddhists.  Register on EventBrite:


“All Things Japanese”

Saturday, April 09, 2022

As part of the 2022 Calgary Japanese Festival Omatsuri taking place in Calgary on Saturday, August 13, the Calgary Buddhist Temple will once again have our famous “All Things Japanese” table where we’ll be selling Japanese knick knacks and items.  Our table is the busiest in the marketplace with people standing in line to acquire their new treasures.  In order to fill these tables, we are request donations from our membership of Japanese items.  Many of these items come from families that are downsizing or have come into these items from their parents or relatives. 

If you would like to find a new home for any Japanese items in your possession where they will be greatly loved, please consider donating those items to the Temple.  Donations can be picked up by one of our excellent volunteers.  If you have any questions, would like to make a donation, or arrange for items to be picked up or dropped off, please contact Dan McCormack at

The Temple appreciates your support of this fundraiser!

Our Gratitude to Breath

Friday, April 01, 2022

Sunday, May 15th, 2022 @ 1pm MDT – Presenter:  Sensei Tanis Moore

Join the Sangha for this 90 minute online workshop with Sensei Tanis Moore of the Manitoba Buddhist Temple.  Breath: Our connection to life – Breathing in, breathing out, this repeated about 25,000 times per day, and yet we most often take it for granted.  It’s only when an illness causes us to realize the preciousness of breath, that we realize this connection to all living beings.  Every breath we take has been shared with other people, animals, and birds and trees.  Our gratitude to breath.  

We will discuss the anatomy of breathing, do some breathing exercises and become aware of the movement of breath through our bodies, and how it can bring awareness, relaxation and healing to various parts of our bodies.