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,
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
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
December 31 – New Year’s Eve
Join us for a fun family night that is warm and safe.
We begin with an old Japanese tradition, a dish of noodles. Long noodles are thought to bring us long life so the longer your noodles the better!
Please join the Calgary Buddhist Temple on Sunday, December 10 in recognition of Bodhi Day. There will be a service and pot-luck meal afterwards.
December 8 marks the official day many Buddhists the world over celebrate as Bodhi Day. It is the day when Siddhartha
Guest speaker, Jeff Wilson, was an engaging speaker at the Temple on Thursday, Nov 2 at the Temple. An exploration of how the specific events in the lives of Shinran and Rennyo led them to fashion Buddhist principles of radical welcome, and how this relates
(a ‘refuge’ is a safe place – every Buddhist takes ‘refuge’ in the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha)
This Tuesday group is a small meditation- & awareness-focused Practice ‘circuit’ meant for people who have been exploring Buddhism but wish to improve in:
Meditation (25mins), Loving-Kindness,
Interested in Buddhism and how it can be a part of your daily life?
Then join us on Thursdays, 7:30 – 8:30 pm as the fundamentals of Buddhism will be introduced and discussed.
There will be 8 consecutive sessions beginning October 12 through November 30,
The Living Dharma Centre’s Virtual Book club invites all interested people to read a specific book chosen every three months and sign up for email participation and discussion. Two books for this quarter are listed below.
“Thank you to those who have signed up
Both the Higanye Service and the JSBTCWF Dana Day will be held on Sunday, March 19. Higan means ‘reaching the other shore of (awakening)’. It is a service of reflection and renewal. Traditionally held on or near the equinox when day and night are of