Victoria Dojo

Jodo Shinshu Buddhist services have started in Victoria!

With the approval of the Bishop of the Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada (JSBTC) and sponsorship of the British Columbia Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples Federation BCJSBF), a series of services, in English, are being held in Victoria. These services are in recognition of special events in Jodo Shinshu Buddhism; in conjunction with each of these services, there will be a “Dharma” Sharing.

These services are open to those interested in Jodo Shinshu Buddhism; Jodo Shinshu Buddhism was first introduced to Canada in 1905. Presently, there are several temples in Canada with two of the largest in Vancouver and Richmond, B.C.

The first of these services was the Bodhi Day Service and it was held Saturday, December 3rd in recognition of attainment of Enlightenment by the Buddha. The second service was the Ohigan Service (Spring Equinox), held on Saturday, March 11.

Future services will be held on Saturdays at 10:00 am. Please see the dates below for a list of future confirmed services in 2017.

Location:        Church of Truth – 111 Superior Street, Victoria, B.C. V8V 1T2

Time:               10:00 AM

Sponsorship:  British Columbia Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples Federation (BCJSBTF)

Organiser:       Roy Akune, Minister’s Assistant, Steveston Buddhist Temple

Future Service Dates:            

  • May 13 – Gotanye (Birth of Shinran)
  • August – Obon held in conjunction with Vancouver Island Obon Services (August 11 -13) Specific date for Victoria service to be confirmed
  • September date to be confirmed – Fall O’Higan (Fall Equinox).

If you have any questions about these services, please contact Trudy Gahlinger at

2 Responses to “Victoria Dojo”

    • Susan

      Greetings! Thank you for your interest. I would suggest you contact Trudy Gahlinger at She is a super lady who is also a Victoria resident and active in your area. Best of luck!


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