Sunday, April 4 the Temple will be celebrating Hanamatsuri. According to Buddhist tradition, Prince Siddhartha Gautama (Sakyamuni Buddha), was born on 8 April, 566 B.C. in the garden of Lumbini, in present day Nepal. Flowers decorate a statue of the Buddha and the Sangha is
What: We are honoured to offer a workshop in Nonviolent Communication.Where: The Calgary Buddhist TempleWhen: Saturday April 27th 1:30-4:30pmCost: $40, $45 for non-Temple-membersWho: Open to all, space is limited.
Why: In alignment with our deep value of ‘Right Speech’ from the Buddha’s teaching of the
James Sensei will be retiring at the end of April and the Board would like to invite everyone to a dinner party. We would like to thank him for the years of leading our Sangha and wish him well on his next chapter in life.
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
Garage sale – June TBA – our annual celebration of impermanence. Decluttering? Spring Cleaning? Nudging adult children out of the house? We can help by selling those items that no longer spark joy at the Garage Sale! Watch your email and newsletter for drop off
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!
Here’s a link to an interesting article entitled “Shin Buddhism Is American Buddhism“.
Scott Mitchell offers a glimpse of the ever-evolving world of Pure Land practice in North America. From the Winter 2018 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly.
Running a temple is not easy! A successful temple requires effort from many people, most of whom are volunteers. Toban (Japanese for “it’s your turn”) is a way to spread the work of the temple among all the members.
If you are able to help
Planned for April 21, 2019!
A long-standing ritual of all Buddhist traditions going back to the time of the Buddha is having followers of the Buddha formally commit to a Buddhist way of life. Originally this ceremony was only for adherents also willing to follow