Posts Categorized: Teachings

Nonviolent Communication Workshop

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

Sarana Affirmation Ceremony

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

Happy New Year!

New Year’s Eve Celebration – Dec 31, 6:00-8:00pm We gather downstairs and, following the tradition, slurp up noodles for a snack because as everyone knows, long noodles mean long life! Kids will have a chance to pin the nenju on the Buddha this year! Then,

Meditation Service

Meditation Service at the Calgary Buddhist Temple is set to commence starting on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 from 7 to 8 pm. No experience required and everyone is welcome. Enjoy the day! Namo-Amida-Butsu

Obon – Sunday, Aug 26 (updated Aug 14)

Honouring all Ancestors – Obon is a time to express our gratitude to loved ones who have passed on before us. Without them, we would not be who we are today, due to the basic tenet of interdependence. We would not be where we are

Hanamatsuri – April 8th

The “Flower Festival” is commemorated on this day to celebrate the birth of Siddhartha Gautama, who later became enlightened as Shakyamuni Buddha. The “hanamido” a miniature floral altar of bright flowers, provides the scene of the beautiful Lumbini Garden. The statue of the baby Buddha,

Buddhist Practices Circuit & Lunch

On Sunday March 11 from 10am-1pm, our service will take a slightly different format. If you had a question about the significance of the items on our naijin (alter), curious to hear about the history of our Shinran Shonin statue, or learn something about chanting

Nirvana Day Service

A special Nirvana Day Service will be held on Sunday, February 11 marks our traditional Parinirvana Day Service (Buddha’s passing) and this year we will have guests from many of the other schools of Buddhism participating in our service. As a founding member of the