Posts Categorized: Teachings

Shoshinge Nembutsu Wasan & Hoonko

Shinran Shonin Jan 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, and 16 – Chanting is being done for the week leading up to January 16th as a way to commemorate Shinran Shonin’s passing. Chanting of Shoshinge Nembutsu Wasan will start at 11:00am followed by a reading from the

Bodhi Day

This is the day that Prince Gautama Siddhartha attained enlightenment to become the Buddha, the Awakened one. We will be holding our annual service on Sunday, December 8 at 10:00AM. Potluck lunch to follow. If you’re able to contribute to the potluck, please use this

Nokotsudo & Obon

On August 17 at 2:00pm, there will be a Nokotsudo or Columbarium Service at the temple. A Nokotsudo is a special area for the storage of ashes of loved ones. Obon Cemetery Services will be held: Saturday, August 17, 2019 cemetery services Strathmore at 11:00

BCJSBTF Convention

The British Columbia Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples Federation (BCJSBTF) Convention is being held in Kamloops, BC on September 27-29, 2019. This is the first time for Kamloops to fully host a convention in over ten years and we look forward to welcoming you. Our theme

Keirokai/Gotanye Service

Shinran Shonin A reminder that this Sunday is Keirokai which is a yearly event honouring our members who are ‘Keiro’, that is, our senior, experienced Sangha members. Gotan-ye service will also be held as this is the celebration of the birth of Shinran Shonin, the founder of

Hanamatsuri

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

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,