Posts Categorized: Teachings

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

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

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!

Bodhi Day

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

Refugee Shinran

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

Temple Refuge Circle – Oct thru early Dec ‘Season’

(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,

Upcoming Buddhism 101

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,