Our Ministers

Sensei Robert

Sensei Robert Gubenco

Resident Minister

Sensei Robert completed Tokudo ordination in Kyoto, Japan at the Hongwanji-ha in November 2014. He completed studies in Berkeley, California at the Institute of Buddhist Studies in May 2018 and achieved Kyoshi ordination in Kyoto, Japan at the Hongwanji-ha in November 2018.

Sensei James

Sensei James Martin

Retired Minister

Sensei James Martin had been the Resident Minister of the Calgary Buddhist Temple since 2008 after being granted Kyoshi status by the Hongwanji-ha in December 2007. Sensei James retired in April 2019.

Sensei Ken

Sensei Ken Madden

Sensei Ken completed Tokudo at the Hongwanji in Sept 2012 in order to serve as an Assistant Minister. It is with sadness that we said farewell to Sensei Ken in 2019 when he decided to step away from his activities at the Temple. Our deepest gratitude to Sensei Ken.