Friday, March 10, 2023
by CBT Admin
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:
- Sunday, June 4 – June Shotsuki Hoyo (Monthly Memorial Service)
- Sunday, May 28 – Gotanye Service honoring the birth of Shinran Shonin, the founder of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, and we will be recognizing our senior Keirokai members
- Sunday, May 21
- Sunday, May 14
- Sunday, May 7 – May Shotsuki Hoyo (Monthly Memorial Service)
- Sunday, Apr 30
- Sunday, Apr 23
- Sunday, Apr 16 – Hanamatsuri Service, the birth of the historical Buddha
- Sunday, April 9 – NO SERVICE
- Sunday, Apr 2 – April Shotsuki Hoyo (Monthly Memorial) Service
- Sunday, Mar 26
- Sunday, Mar 19 – Dharma Time for the children and the Library will be open after the service
- Sunday, Mar 12
- Sunday, Mar 5– March Shotsuki Hoyo (Monthly Memorial) Service
- Sunday, Feb 26
- Sunday, Feb 19 – Dharma Time for the children and the Library will be open after the service
- Sunday, Feb 12– February Shotsuki Hoyo (Monthly Memorial) Service
- Sunday, Jan 29
- Sunday, Jan 22
- Sunday, Jan 15 – Ho’onko Service which observes the passing of Shinran Shonin (1173-1263)
- Sunday, Jan 8
- Sunday, Jan 1, 2023– January Shotsuki Hoyo (Monthly Memorial) Service
Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Everyone is welcome to attend the Family (Father’s Day) Picnic on Sunday, June 18 from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm at Edworthy Park – site#2. Note that there will be NO meditation nor Sunday Service this day at the Temple.
It has been a few years since we’ve been able to hold this event so it’ll be great to get together again for a picnic with family and friends. A short service is typically held at 11:30 am then join us for some games, camaraderie and of course, sunshine. Pack a lunch and be ready to share as it usually ends up being a potluck affair.
Hope to have many people come out and enjoy time together – rain or shine.
Sunday, May 21, 2023
The Temple is organizing a fundraising event on Saturday, June 10th from 9:00 am to noon creating delicious handmade gyoza which will then be frozen and sold in bags of a dozen. We would like to ask for volunteers to help make these gyoza and support this fundraiser for the temple! This is a great opportunity to learn how to make gyoza plus spend time getting to know fellow sangha members.
SIGN UP HERE
As always, thank you for your support.
The Temple Fundraising Committee
Tuesday, May 02, 2023
On Sunday, May 28, please join us to celebrate Keirokai, Senior Appreciation Day following the Gotanye/Shinran Shonin birth service. Keirokai is a yearly event honoring our dedicated senior members.
After service there will be a lunch to give us an opportunity to show our appreciation. The organizing Toban group will be serving a curry and rice lunch (plus cake for dessert). All are welcome to join the luncheon!
They are asking for some additional dishes to supplement the meal. Click on the link to see the Keirokai signup sheet:
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
The Calgary Buddhist Temple will be holding a Half Day Meditation Retreat on Saturday, May 6th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The retreat will be limited to 20 people.
Retreat to include:
Meditation – sitting, walking, and guided body scan
Loving-Kindness (Metta) meditation
Mindful eating – vegetarian soup for lunch
There is no cost to the Half Day Retreat but a small donation is always appreciated to support the temple. Please click Half Day Retreat SignUp to register for the retreat.
Monday, April 17, 2023
Join us for an afternoon movie matinee on Saturday, June 17th at 2:00pm! The Calgary Buddhist Temple is pleased to host a FREE showing of “Sleeping Tigers: The Asahi Baseball Story” presented by High Summitt Immigration. Everyone is welcome!
Discussion to follow and then stick around to watch “Our Beloved Otera” from 2009 which is a tribute to the Raymond Buddhist Temple narrated by Reyko Nishiyama and Harry Sugimoto. It was the first Buddhist temple established in Alberta and functioned until 2006.
Register by going to https://bit.ly/Matinee-17Jun23.
Sleeping Tigers is a feature-length documentary, made in 2003, tells the story of the Asahi baseball team. This team became a symbol of the Japanese Canadian struggle for equality and respect, and despite being disbanded and interned, left a legacy of inspiration for future generations of all Canadians. This remarkable story is told with a combination of archival footage, interviews, and dramatic re-enactments.
Light refreshments will generously be provided by a grant from the Calgary Nikkei Cultural Fund and the Calgary Japanese Community Association. Let’s come together and make this afternoon educational, engaging and enjoyable for all!
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Come join the Sangha at the Temple on Saturday, May 27th at 2pm for a demonstration on how to make Futomaki which is a rolled sushi characterized by its large size and filled with a number of different ingredients. You’ll learn about the types of things that can go inside this sushi as well as how to roll the maki.
The cost is $12 (temple member) and $17 (non-temple member) – taxes and event service fee included. LIMITED registration – open to the first 10 people who register and pay online. Also included in the cost is that each participant will make one futomaki that they can take home to enjoy!
Green tea and an opportunity to get to know each other will follow.
Sign up before the workshop is full!