The Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada (JSBTC) Board and the Ministers’ Association will be holding their interim fall meeting at the Calgary Temple, October 11, 12, and 13. All the ministers in Canada will be attending, as well as special guests from Hongwanji in Japan and Jodo Shinshu International Office in Berkley, CA. One of the guests from Japan is a chanting specialist as well as a musician, and he will be working with the ministers on chanting styles.
On October 12 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, we will be holding a special service which is open to the public and we hope that you will attend. All the Canadian ministers and our special guests will be participating.
- 7:00 -7:30 pm Meditation (Rev. Gubenco) followed by Gagaku Music (Rev. Ouchi, Rev. Hirano, Rev. Nishioki)
- 7:30-8:00 pm Dharma Session
- 8:00 – 8:45pm “Shoya Raisan Ge” Chanting led by all the ministers.
This is a great opportunity to meet all our ministers and to listen to traditional Japanese music and chanting.
In addition, the ministers will hold a morning service on Oct 11 and 12 at 9:30 am, and Oct 13 at 10:00 am. Everyone is welcome to attend the morning services!