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Name:
Calgary Buddhist Temple
Phone:
403-263-5723
Address:
658 - 1 Avenue N.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2E 3Y1, Canada

Upcoming Events At This Venue

August 15, 2018

Meditation Service will be Wednesday nights from 7 – 8 pm. There will be 30 minutes of quiet meditation followed by a mantra meditation, and concluding with a short chant. Everyone is welcome and no prior meditation experience is required.

Start: August 15, 2018 7:00 pm
End: August 15, 2018 8:00 pm

August 16, 2018

Start: August 16, 2018 7:30 pm
End: August 16, 2018 8:30 pm

August 22, 2018

Meditation Service will be Wednesday nights from 7 – 8 pm. There will be 30 minutes of quiet meditation followed by a mantra meditation, and concluding with a short chant. Everyone is welcome and no prior meditation experience is required.

Start: August 22, 2018 7:00 pm
End: August 22, 2018 8:00 pm

August 23, 2018

Start: August 23, 2018 7:30 pm
End: August 23, 2018 8:30 pm

August 26, 2018

Schedule for cemetery visits:

 Strathmore – 9:00 am

 Mountain View – 9:45 am

 Burnsland – 10:30 am

 Eden Brook – 11:00 am

 Queens – 1:00 pm

Temple service – 3:00-5:00 pm with potluck meal to follow.

Obon is a Buddhist observance that was originally observed in Mahayana Buddhist countries, including China, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam.

Obon season 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 and we would not be able to do the things we do to enjoy life. Just think about the number of people involved in creating each of us. If we go back just thirty generations, we can calculate that there were over two billion parents, starting with our two parents, their four parents, and so on—and that’s just the physical part.

Since we’re all influenced by a countless number of beings, our interconnections, and therefore our debt of gratitude, is without bounds. Thus, temples hold an Obon memorial service to enable people to pay tribute to the departed. The service is usually held separately from the festival so that the sangha (Buddhist community) can participate in this solemn and respectful remembrance in quiet reflection.

The word “Obon” is the abbreviated name of the ancient Ullambana Sutra, whose Japanese pronunciation is Urabon. The sutra tells of the Buddhist monk, Maudgalyayana (Mokuren in Japanese) who offered food to the sangha in an effort to release his mother from her hellish torments. When she became liberated, her son is said to have danced for joy.

Start: August 26, 2018 3:00 pm
End: August 26, 2018 5:00 pm

August 29, 2018

Meditation Service will be Wednesday nights from 7 – 8 pm. There will be 30 minutes of quiet meditation followed by a mantra meditation, and concluding with a short chant. Everyone is welcome and no prior meditation experience is required.

Start: August 29, 2018 7:00 pm
End: August 29, 2018 8:00 pm

August 30, 2018

Start: August 30, 2018 7:30 pm
End: August 30, 2018 8:30 pm

September 2, 2018

Shotsuki is a monthly memorial service to honour and remember loved ones who have passed away in this month.

All of our services are open to everyone and no prior knowledge or experience with Buddhism is necessary.

The services are conducted in English with the exception of some chanting.

Service books are provided so that everyone can participate in these traditional, centuries old chants.

Start: September 2, 2018 10:00 am
End: September 2, 2018 11:00 am

September 6, 2018

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.

 

Each evening will be a combination of short DVD clips followed by a question and answer/ discussion time.

No prior knowledge or experience is required, just an open and curious mind!

Start: September 6, 2018 7:30 pm
End: September 6, 2018 8:30 pm

September 9, 2018

All of our services are open to everyone and no prior knowledge or experience with Buddhism is necessary.

The services are conducted in English with the exception of some chanting.

Service books are provided so that everyone can participate in these traditional, centuries old chants.

Start: September 9, 2018 10:00 am
End: September 9, 2018 11:00 am

September 13, 2018

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.

 

Each evening will be a combination of short DVD clips followed by a question and answer/ discussion time.

No prior knowledge or experience is required, just an open and curious mind!

Start: September 13, 2018 7:30 pm
End: September 13, 2018 8:30 pm

September 16, 2018

All of our services are open to everyone and no prior knowledge or experience with Buddhism is necessary.

The services are conducted in English with the exception of some chanting.

Service books are provided so that everyone can participate in these traditional, centuries old chants.

Start: September 16, 2018 10:00 am
End: September 16, 2018 11:00 am

September 18, 2018

Temple Circle – meditation & awareness

 

 

 

 

What:

This Tuesday group is a small meditation- & awareness-focused Practice ‘circuit’ meant for people who have been exploring Buddhism and wish to use its practices to improve their lives.

 

Practices:

To build the useful habits that help us make these life changes we practice:

  • Meditation (25 mins) (calmness, stability)
  • Loving-Kindness (change our default from indifferent to ‘kind’)
  • Equanimity (see each other as true equals, imperfect but loving. a small community)
  • Compassion (to care and act on others’ behalf)
  • Sympathetic Joy (to find joy in other’s achievements, to pay attention to and share our own joys)
  • Deep Listening (to listen to others and develop compassion)
  • Gratitude (we have everything we need to be happy *now*)

 

This is a different form: that of a Circle, with each member contributing and learning from each other.

We get to know one other while we deepen our Practice in a safe and caring environment.

Members will have the opportunity to run a weekly of session (voluntary).

 

To join:

I ask interested people to have a commitment to this Circle for a ‘season’.

(This is much the same as if you were to join a sports team. You can certainly miss weekly sessions, but I ask that you are committed to being there for yourself and each other as if you were on a team or taking a class. The practices are progressive throughout the season).

Write me at kmadden@ucalgary.ca

 

When:

This ‘Season’ Practice will run Tuesday evenings for 12 weeks from Sept 25th through Dec 11th, starting at 7pm, at the Temple.

We usually finish about ~8:30pm, then a little shared cleanup of teacups that we used etc…

 

You can come on Tuesday Sept 18th to try it out before the ‘committed’ Season starts.

 

 

It is a gentle group, led by it’s members. Membership is limited.

Dana to the temple: $25/person, speak to me if you cannot afford that, it should not be an impediment to attending.

 

In Gassho,

Ken,

Assistant – Calgary Buddhist Temple

Chaplain (Pureland) – UCalgary

Please contact me if interested or if you have questions.

Feel free to pass along to interested persons.

 

Each evening is closed to those who have signed up for the Season, sorry.

Start: September 18, 2018 7:00 pm
End: September 18, 2018 9:00 pm
Cost: 25.00

September 20, 2018

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.

 

Each evening will be a combination of short DVD clips followed by a question and answer/ discussion time.

No prior knowledge or experience is required, just an open and curious mind!

Start: September 20, 2018 7:30 pm
End: September 20, 2018 8:30 pm

September 23, 2018

Higan means ‘reaching the other shore of (awakening)’. It is a service of reflection and renewal.

Traditionally held on or near the equinox when day and night are of approximately equal duration all over the planet.

All of our services are open to everyone and no prior knowledge or experience with Buddhism is necessary.

The services are conducted in English with the exception of some chanting.

Service books are provided so that everyone can participate in these traditional, centuries old chants.

 

Start: September 23, 2018 10:00 am
End: September 23, 2018 11:00 am

September 25, 2018

Temple Circle – meditation & awareness

 

 

 

 

What:

This Tuesday group is a small meditation- & awareness-focused Practice ‘circuit’ meant for people who have been exploring Buddhism and wish to use its practices to improve their lives.

 

Practices:

To build the useful habits that help us make these life changes we practice:

  • Meditation (25 mins) (calmness, stability)
  • Loving-Kindness (change our default from indifferent to ‘kind’)
  • Equanimity (see each other as true equals, imperfect but loving. a small community)
  • Compassion (to care and act on others’ behalf)
  • Sympathetic Joy (to find joy in other’s achievements, to pay attention to and share our own joys)
  • Deep Listening (to listen to others and develop compassion)
  • Gratitude (we have everything we need to be happy *now*)

 

This is a different form: that of a Circle, with each member contributing and learning from each other.

We get to know one other while we deepen our Practice in a safe and caring environment.

Members will have the opportunity to run a weekly of session (voluntary).

 

To join:

I ask interested people to have a commitment to this Circle for a ‘season’.

(This is much the same as if you were to join a sports team. You can certainly miss weekly sessions, but I ask that you are committed to being there for yourself and each other as if you were on a team or taking a class. The practices are progressive throughout the season).

Write me at kmadden@ucalgary.ca

 

When:

This ‘Season’ Practice will run Tuesday evenings for 12 weeks from Sept 25th through Dec 11th, starting at 7pm, at the Temple.

We usually finish about ~8:30pm, then a little shared cleanup of teacups that we used etc…

 

You can come on Tuesday Sept 18th to try it out before the ‘committed’ Season starts.

 

 

It is a gentle group, led by it’s members. Membership is limited.

Dana to the temple: $25/person, speak to me if you cannot afford that, it should not be an impediment to attending.

 

In Gassho,

Ken,

Assistant – Calgary Buddhist Temple

Chaplain (Pureland) – UCalgary

Please contact me if interested or if you have questions.

Feel free to pass along to interested persons.

 

Each evening is closed to those who have signed up for the Season, sorry.

Start: September 25, 2018 7:00 pm
End: September 25, 2018 9:00 pm
Cost: 25.00

September 27, 2018

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.

 

Each evening will be a combination of short DVD clips followed by a question and answer/ discussion time.

No prior knowledge or experience is required, just an open and curious mind!

Start: September 27, 2018 7:30 pm
End: September 27, 2018 8:30 pm

September 30, 2018

All of our services are open to everyone and no prior knowledge or experience with Buddhism is necessary.

The services are conducted in English with the exception of some chanting.

Service books are provided so that everyone can participate in these traditional, centuries old chants.

Start: September 30, 2018 10:00 am
End: September 30, 2018 11:00 am

October 2, 2018

Temple Circle – meditation & awareness

 

 

 

 

What:

This Tuesday group is a small meditation- & awareness-focused Practice ‘circuit’ meant for people who have been exploring Buddhism and wish to use its practices to improve their lives.

 

Practices:

To build the useful habits that help us make these life changes we practice:

  • Meditation (25 mins) (calmness, stability)
  • Loving-Kindness (change our default from indifferent to ‘kind’)
  • Equanimity (see each other as true equals, imperfect but loving. a small community)
  • Compassion (to care and act on others’ behalf)
  • Sympathetic Joy (to find joy in other’s achievements, to pay attention to and share our own joys)
  • Deep Listening (to listen to others and develop compassion)
  • Gratitude (we have everything we need to be happy *now*)

 

This is a different form: that of a Circle, with each member contributing and learning from each other.

We get to know one other while we deepen our Practice in a safe and caring environment.

Members will have the opportunity to run a weekly of session (voluntary).

 

To join:

I ask interested people to have a commitment to this Circle for a ‘season’.

(This is much the same as if you were to join a sports team. You can certainly miss weekly sessions, but I ask that you are committed to being there for yourself and each other as if you were on a team or taking a class. The practices are progressive throughout the season).

Write me at kmadden@ucalgary.ca

 

When:

This ‘Season’ Practice will run Tuesday evenings for 12 weeks from Sept 25th through Dec 11th, starting at 7pm, at the Temple.

We usually finish about ~8:30pm, then a little shared cleanup of teacups that we used etc…

 

You can come on Tuesday Sept 18th to try it out before the ‘committed’ Season starts.

 

 

It is a gentle group, led by it’s members. Membership is limited.

Dana to the temple: $25/person, speak to me if you cannot afford that, it should not be an impediment to attending.

 

In Gassho,

Ken,

Assistant – Calgary Buddhist Temple

Chaplain (Pureland) – UCalgary

Please contact me if interested or if you have questions.

Feel free to pass along to interested persons.

 

Each evening is closed to those who have signed up for the Season, sorry.

Start: October 2, 2018 7:00 pm
End: October 2, 2018 9:00 pm
Cost: 25.00

October 4, 2018

All of our services are open to everyone and no prior knowledge or experience with Buddhism is necessary.

The services are conducted in English with the exception of some chanting.

Service books are provided so that everyone can participate in these traditional, centuries old chants.

Start: October 4, 2018 7:30 pm
End: October 4, 2018 8:30 pm

October 7, 2018

Shotsuki is a monthly memorial service to honour and remember loved ones who have passed away in this month.

All of our services are open to everyone and no prior knowledge or experience with Buddhism is necessary.

The services are conducted in English with the exception of some chanting.

Service books are provided so that everyone can participate in these traditional, centuries old chants.

Start: October 7, 2018 10:00 am
End: October 7, 2018 11:00 am

October 9, 2018

Temple Circle – meditation & awareness

 

 

 

 

What:

This Tuesday group is a small meditation- & awareness-focused Practice ‘circuit’ meant for people who have been exploring Buddhism and wish to use its practices to improve their lives.

 

Practices:

To build the useful habits that help us make these life changes we practice:

  • Meditation (25 mins) (calmness, stability)
  • Loving-Kindness (change our default from indifferent to ‘kind’)
  • Equanimity (see each other as true equals, imperfect but loving. a small community)
  • Compassion (to care and act on others’ behalf)
  • Sympathetic Joy (to find joy in other’s achievements, to pay attention to and share our own joys)
  • Deep Listening (to listen to others and develop compassion)
  • Gratitude (we have everything we need to be happy *now*)

 

This is a different form: that of a Circle, with each member contributing and learning from each other.

We get to know one other while we deepen our Practice in a safe and caring environment.

Members will have the opportunity to run a weekly of session (voluntary).

 

To join:

I ask interested people to have a commitment to this Circle for a ‘season’.

(This is much the same as if you were to join a sports team. You can certainly miss weekly sessions, but I ask that you are committed to being there for yourself and each other as if you were on a team or taking a class. The practices are progressive throughout the season).

Write me at kmadden@ucalgary.ca

 

When:

This ‘Season’ Practice will run Tuesday evenings for 12 weeks from Sept 25th through Dec 11th, starting at 7pm, at the Temple.

We usually finish about ~8:30pm, then a little shared cleanup of teacups that we used etc…

 

You can come on Tuesday Sept 18th to try it out before the ‘committed’ Season starts.

 

 

It is a gentle group, led by it’s members. Membership is limited.

Dana to the temple: $25/person, speak to me if you cannot afford that, it should not be an impediment to attending.

 

In Gassho,

Ken,

Assistant – Calgary Buddhist Temple

Chaplain (Pureland) – UCalgary

Please contact me if interested or if you have questions.

Feel free to pass along to interested persons.

 

Each evening is closed to those who have signed up for the Season, sorry.

Start: October 9, 2018 7:00 pm
End: October 9, 2018 9:00 pm
Cost: 25.00

October 11, 2018

All of our services are open to everyone and no prior knowledge or experience with Buddhism is necessary.

The services are conducted in English with the exception of some chanting.

Service books are provided so that everyone can participate in these traditional, centuries old chants.

Start: October 11, 2018 7:30 pm
End: October 11, 2018 8:30 pm

October 14, 2018

All of our services are open to everyone and no prior knowledge or experience with Buddhism is necessary.

The services are conducted in English with the exception of some chanting.

Service books are provided so that everyone can participate in these traditional, centuries old chants.

Start: October 14, 2018 10:00 am
End: October 14, 2018 11:00 am

October 16, 2018

Temple Circle – meditation & awareness

 

 

 

 

What:

This Tuesday group is a small meditation- & awareness-focused Practice ‘circuit’ meant for people who have been exploring Buddhism and wish to use its practices to improve their lives.

 

Practices:

To build the useful habits that help us make these life changes we practice:

  • Meditation (25 mins) (calmness, stability)
  • Loving-Kindness (change our default from indifferent to ‘kind’)
  • Equanimity (see each other as true equals, imperfect but loving. a small community)
  • Compassion (to care and act on others’ behalf)
  • Sympathetic Joy (to find joy in other’s achievements, to pay attention to and share our own joys)
  • Deep Listening (to listen to others and develop compassion)
  • Gratitude (we have everything we need to be happy *now*)

 

This is a different form: that of a Circle, with each member contributing and learning from each other.

We get to know one other while we deepen our Practice in a safe and caring environment.

Members will have the opportunity to run a weekly of session (voluntary).

 

To join:

I ask interested people to have a commitment to this Circle for a ‘season’.

(This is much the same as if you were to join a sports team. You can certainly miss weekly sessions, but I ask that you are committed to being there for yourself and each other as if you were on a team or taking a class. The practices are progressive throughout the season).

Write me at kmadden@ucalgary.ca

 

When:

This ‘Season’ Practice will run Tuesday evenings for 12 weeks from Sept 25th through Dec 11th, starting at 7pm, at the Temple.

We usually finish about ~8:30pm, then a little shared cleanup of teacups that we used etc…

 

You can come on Tuesday Sept 18th to try it out before the ‘committed’ Season starts.

 

 

It is a gentle group, led by it’s members. Membership is limited.

Dana to the temple: $25/person, speak to me if you cannot afford that, it should not be an impediment to attending.

 

In Gassho,

Ken,

Assistant – Calgary Buddhist Temple

Chaplain (Pureland) – UCalgary

Please contact me if interested or if you have questions.

Feel free to pass along to interested persons.

 

Each evening is closed to those who have signed up for the Season, sorry.

Start: October 16, 2018 7:00 pm
End: October 16, 2018 9:00 pm
Cost: 25.00

October 18, 2018

All of our services are open to everyone and no prior knowledge or experience with Buddhism is necessary.

The services are conducted in English with the exception of some chanting.

Service books are provided so that everyone can participate in these traditional, centuries old chants.

Start: October 18, 2018 7:30 pm
End: October 18, 2018 8:30 pm

October 21, 2018

All of our services are open to everyone and no prior knowledge or experience with Buddhism is necessary.

The services are conducted in English with the exception of some chanting.

Service books are provided so that everyone can participate in these traditional, centuries old chants.

Start: October 21, 2018 10:00 am
End: October 21, 2018 11:00 am

October 23, 2018

Temple Circle – meditation & awareness

 

 

 

 

What:

This Tuesday group is a small meditation- & awareness-focused Practice ‘circuit’ meant for people who have been exploring Buddhism and wish to use its practices to improve their lives.

 

Practices:

To build the useful habits that help us make these life changes we practice:

  • Meditation (25 mins) (calmness, stability)
  • Loving-Kindness (change our default from indifferent to ‘kind’)
  • Equanimity (see each other as true equals, imperfect but loving. a small community)
  • Compassion (to care and act on others’ behalf)
  • Sympathetic Joy (to find joy in other’s achievements, to pay attention to and share our own joys)
  • Deep Listening (to listen to others and develop compassion)
  • Gratitude (we have everything we need to be happy *now*)

 

This is a different form: that of a Circle, with each member contributing and learning from each other.

We get to know one other while we deepen our Practice in a safe and caring environment.

Members will have the opportunity to run a weekly of session (voluntary).

 

To join:

I ask interested people to have a commitment to this Circle for a ‘season’.

(This is much the same as if you were to join a sports team. You can certainly miss weekly sessions, but I ask that you are committed to being there for yourself and each other as if you were on a team or taking a class. The practices are progressive throughout the season).

Write me at kmadden@ucalgary.ca

 

When:

This ‘Season’ Practice will run Tuesday evenings for 12 weeks from Sept 25th through Dec 11th, starting at 7pm, at the Temple.

We usually finish about ~8:30pm, then a little shared cleanup of teacups that we used etc…

 

You can come on Tuesday Sept 18th to try it out before the ‘committed’ Season starts.

 

 

It is a gentle group, led by it’s members. Membership is limited.

Dana to the temple: $25/person, speak to me if you cannot afford that, it should not be an impediment to attending.

 

In Gassho,

Ken,

Assistant – Calgary Buddhist Temple

Chaplain (Pureland) – UCalgary

Please contact me if interested or if you have questions.

Feel free to pass along to interested persons.

 

Each evening is closed to those who have signed up for the Season, sorry.

Start: October 23, 2018 7:00 pm
End: October 23, 2018 9:00 pm
Cost: 25.00

October 25, 2018

All of our services are open to everyone and no prior knowledge or experience with Buddhism is necessary.

The services are conducted in English with the exception of some chanting.

Service books are provided so that everyone can participate in these traditional, centuries old chants.

Start: October 25, 2018 7:30 pm
End: October 25, 2018 8:30 pm

October 28, 2018

All of our services are open to everyone and no prior knowledge or experience with Buddhism is necessary.

The services are conducted in English with the exception of some chanting.

Service books are provided so that everyone can participate in these traditional, centuries old chants.

Start: October 28, 2018 10:00 am
End: October 28, 2018 11:00 am

October 30, 2018

Temple Circle – meditation & awareness

 

 

 

 

What:

This Tuesday group is a small meditation- & awareness-focused Practice ‘circuit’ meant for people who have been exploring Buddhism and wish to use its practices to improve their lives.

 

Practices:

To build the useful habits that help us make these life changes we practice:

  • Meditation (25 mins) (calmness, stability)
  • Loving-Kindness (change our default from indifferent to ‘kind’)
  • Equanimity (see each other as true equals, imperfect but loving. a small community)
  • Compassion (to care and act on others’ behalf)
  • Sympathetic Joy (to find joy in other’s achievements, to pay attention to and share our own joys)
  • Deep Listening (to listen to others and develop compassion)
  • Gratitude (we have everything we need to be happy *now*)

 

This is a different form: that of a Circle, with each member contributing and learning from each other.

We get to know one other while we deepen our Practice in a safe and caring environment.

Members will have the opportunity to run a weekly of session (voluntary).

 

To join:

I ask interested people to have a commitment to this Circle for a ‘season’.

(This is much the same as if you were to join a sports team. You can certainly miss weekly sessions, but I ask that you are committed to being there for yourself and each other as if you were on a team or taking a class. The practices are progressive throughout the season).

Write me at kmadden@ucalgary.ca

 

When:

This ‘Season’ Practice will run Tuesday evenings for 12 weeks from Sept 25th through Dec 11th, starting at 7pm, at the Temple.

We usually finish about ~8:30pm, then a little shared cleanup of teacups that we used etc…

 

You can come on Tuesday Sept 18th to try it out before the ‘committed’ Season starts.

 

 

It is a gentle group, led by it’s members. Membership is limited.

Dana to the temple: $25/person, speak to me if you cannot afford that, it should not be an impediment to attending.

 

In Gassho,

Ken,

Assistant – Calgary Buddhist Temple

Chaplain (Pureland) – UCalgary

Please contact me if interested or if you have questions.

Feel free to pass along to interested persons.

 

Each evening is closed to those who have signed up for the Season, sorry.

Start: October 30, 2018 7:00 pm
End: October 30, 2018 9:00 pm
Cost: 25.00

November 1, 2018

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.

 

Each evening will be a combination of short DVD clips followed by a question and answer/ discussion time.

No prior knowledge or experience is required, just an open and curious mind!

Start: November 1, 2018 7:30 pm
End: November 1, 2018 8:30 pm

November 4, 2018

Shotsuki is a monthly memorial service to honour and remember loved ones who have passed away in this month.

All of our services are open to everyone and no prior knowledge or experience with Buddhism is necessary.

The services are conducted in English with the exception of some chanting.

Service books are provided so that everyone can participate in these traditional, centuries old chants.

Start: November 4, 2018 10:00 am
End: November 4, 2018 11:00 am

November 6, 2018

Temple Circle – meditation & awareness

 

 

 

 

What:

This Tuesday group is a small meditation- & awareness-focused Practice ‘circuit’ meant for people who have been exploring Buddhism and wish to use its practices to improve their lives.

 

Practices:

To build the useful habits that help us make these life changes we practice:

  • Meditation (25 mins) (calmness, stability)
  • Loving-Kindness (change our default from indifferent to ‘kind’)
  • Equanimity (see each other as true equals, imperfect but loving. a small community)
  • Compassion (to care and act on others’ behalf)
  • Sympathetic Joy (to find joy in other’s achievements, to pay attention to and share our own joys)
  • Deep Listening (to listen to others and develop compassion)
  • Gratitude (we have everything we need to be happy *now*)

 

This is a different form: that of a Circle, with each member contributing and learning from each other.

We get to know one other while we deepen our Practice in a safe and caring environment.

Members will have the opportunity to run a weekly of session (voluntary).

 

To join:

I ask interested people to have a commitment to this Circle for a ‘season’.

(This is much the same as if you were to join a sports team. You can certainly miss weekly sessions, but I ask that you are committed to being there for yourself and each other as if you were on a team or taking a class. The practices are progressive throughout the season).

Write me at kmadden@ucalgary.ca

 

When:

This ‘Season’ Practice will run Tuesday evenings for 12 weeks from Sept 25th through Dec 11th, starting at 7pm, at the Temple.

We usually finish about ~8:30pm, then a little shared cleanup of teacups that we used etc…

 

You can come on Tuesday Sept 18th to try it out before the ‘committed’ Season starts.

 

 

It is a gentle group, led by it’s members. Membership is limited.

Dana to the temple: $25/person, speak to me if you cannot afford that, it should not be an impediment to attending.

 

In Gassho,

Ken,

Assistant – Calgary Buddhist Temple

Chaplain (Pureland) – UCalgary

Please contact me if interested or if you have questions.

Feel free to pass along to interested persons.

 

Each evening is closed to those who have signed up for the Season, sorry.

Start: November 6, 2018 7:00 pm
End: November 6, 2018 9:00 pm
Cost: 25.00

November 8, 2018

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.

 

Each evening will be a combination of short DVD clips followed by a question and answer/ discussion time.

No prior knowledge or experience is required, just an open and curious mind!

Start: November 8, 2018 7:30 pm
End: November 8, 2018 8:30 pm

November 11, 2018

All of our services are open to everyone and no prior knowledge or experience with Buddhism is necessary.

The services are conducted in English with the exception of some chanting.

Service books are provided so that everyone can participate in these traditional, centuries old chants.

Start: November 11, 2018 10:00 am
End: November 11, 2018 11:00 am

November 13, 2018

Temple Circle – meditation & awareness

 

 

 

 

What:

This Tuesday group is a small meditation- & awareness-focused Practice ‘circuit’ meant for people who have been exploring Buddhism and wish to use its practices to improve their lives.

 

Practices:

To build the useful habits that help us make these life changes we practice:

  • Meditation (25 mins) (calmness, stability)
  • Loving-Kindness (change our default from indifferent to ‘kind’)
  • Equanimity (see each other as true equals, imperfect but loving. a small community)
  • Compassion (to care and act on others’ behalf)
  • Sympathetic Joy (to find joy in other’s achievements, to pay attention to and share our own joys)
  • Deep Listening (to listen to others and develop compassion)
  • Gratitude (we have everything we need to be happy *now*)

 

This is a different form: that of a Circle, with each member contributing and learning from each other.

We get to know one other while we deepen our Practice in a safe and caring environment.

Members will have the opportunity to run a weekly of session (voluntary).

 

To join:

I ask interested people to have a commitment to this Circle for a ‘season’.

(This is much the same as if you were to join a sports team. You can certainly miss weekly sessions, but I ask that you are committed to being there for yourself and each other as if you were on a team or taking a class. The practices are progressive throughout the season).

Write me at kmadden@ucalgary.ca

 

When:

This ‘Season’ Practice will run Tuesday evenings for 12 weeks from Sept 25th through Dec 11th, starting at 7pm, at the Temple.

We usually finish about ~8:30pm, then a little shared cleanup of teacups that we used etc…

 

You can come on Tuesday Sept 18th to try it out before the ‘committed’ Season starts.

 

 

It is a gentle group, led by it’s members. Membership is limited.

Dana to the temple: $25/person, speak to me if you cannot afford that, it should not be an impediment to attending.

 

In Gassho,

Ken,

Assistant – Calgary Buddhist Temple

Chaplain (Pureland) – UCalgary

Please contact me if interested or if you have questions.

Feel free to pass along to interested persons.

 

Each evening is closed to those who have signed up for the Season, sorry.

Start: November 13, 2018 7:00 pm
End: November 13, 2018 9:00 pm
Cost: 25.00

November 15, 2018

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.

 

Each evening will be a combination of short DVD clips followed by a question and answer/ discussion time.

No prior knowledge or experience is required, just an open and curious mind!

Start: November 15, 2018 7:30 pm
End: November 15, 2018 8:30 pm

November 18, 2018

All of our services are open to everyone and no prior knowledge or experience with Buddhism is necessary.

The services are conducted in English with the exception of some chanting.

Service books are provided so that everyone can participate in these traditional, centuries old chants.

Start: November 18, 2018 10:00 am
End: November 18, 2018 11:00 am

November 20, 2018

Temple Circle – meditation & awareness

 

 

 

 

What:

This Tuesday group is a small meditation- & awareness-focused Practice ‘circuit’ meant for people who have been exploring Buddhism and wish to use its practices to improve their lives.

 

Practices:

To build the useful habits that help us make these life changes we practice:

  • Meditation (25 mins) (calmness, stability)
  • Loving-Kindness (change our default from indifferent to ‘kind’)
  • Equanimity (see each other as true equals, imperfect but loving. a small community)
  • Compassion (to care and act on others’ behalf)
  • Sympathetic Joy (to find joy in other’s achievements, to pay attention to and share our own joys)
  • Deep Listening (to listen to others and develop compassion)
  • Gratitude (we have everything we need to be happy *now*)

 

This is a different form: that of a Circle, with each member contributing and learning from each other.

We get to know one other while we deepen our Practice in a safe and caring environment.

Members will have the opportunity to run a weekly of session (voluntary).

 

To join:

I ask interested people to have a commitment to this Circle for a ‘season’.

(This is much the same as if you were to join a sports team. You can certainly miss weekly sessions, but I ask that you are committed to being there for yourself and each other as if you were on a team or taking a class. The practices are progressive throughout the season).

Write me at kmadden@ucalgary.ca

 

When:

This ‘Season’ Practice will run Tuesday evenings for 12 weeks from Sept 25th through Dec 11th, starting at 7pm, at the Temple.

We usually finish about ~8:30pm, then a little shared cleanup of teacups that we used etc…

 

You can come on Tuesday Sept 18th to try it out before the ‘committed’ Season starts.

 

 

It is a gentle group, led by it’s members. Membership is limited.

Dana to the temple: $25/person, speak to me if you cannot afford that, it should not be an impediment to attending.

 

In Gassho,

Ken,

Assistant – Calgary Buddhist Temple

Chaplain (Pureland) – UCalgary

Please contact me if interested or if you have questions.

Feel free to pass along to interested persons.

 

Each evening is closed to those who have signed up for the Season, sorry.

Start: November 20, 2018 7:00 pm
End: November 20, 2018 9:00 pm
Cost: 25.00

November 22, 2018

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.

 

Each evening will be a combination of short DVD clips followed by a question and answer/ discussion time.

No prior knowledge or experience is required, just an open and curious mind!

Start: November 22, 2018 7:30 pm
End: November 22, 2018 8:30 pm

November 25, 2018

All of our services are open to everyone and no prior knowledge or experience with Buddhism is necessary.

The services are conducted in English with the exception of some chanting.

Service books are provided so that everyone can participate in these traditional, centuries old chants.

Start: November 25, 2018 10:00 am
End: November 25, 2018 11:00 am

November 27, 2018

Temple Circle – meditation & awareness

 

 

 

 

What:

This Tuesday group is a small meditation- & awareness-focused Practice ‘circuit’ meant for people who have been exploring Buddhism and wish to use its practices to improve their lives.

 

Practices:

To build the useful habits that help us make these life changes we practice:

  • Meditation (25 mins) (calmness, stability)
  • Loving-Kindness (change our default from indifferent to ‘kind’)
  • Equanimity (see each other as true equals, imperfect but loving. a small community)
  • Compassion (to care and act on others’ behalf)
  • Sympathetic Joy (to find joy in other’s achievements, to pay attention to and share our own joys)
  • Deep Listening (to listen to others and develop compassion)
  • Gratitude (we have everything we need to be happy *now*)

 

This is a different form: that of a Circle, with each member contributing and learning from each other.

We get to know one other while we deepen our Practice in a safe and caring environment.

Members will have the opportunity to run a weekly of session (voluntary).

 

To join:

I ask interested people to have a commitment to this Circle for a ‘season’.

(This is much the same as if you were to join a sports team. You can certainly miss weekly sessions, but I ask that you are committed to being there for yourself and each other as if you were on a team or taking a class. The practices are progressive throughout the season).

Write me at kmadden@ucalgary.ca

 

When:

This ‘Season’ Practice will run Tuesday evenings for 12 weeks from Sept 25th through Dec 11th, starting at 7pm, at the Temple.

We usually finish about ~8:30pm, then a little shared cleanup of teacups that we used etc…

 

You can come on Tuesday Sept 18th to try it out before the ‘committed’ Season starts.

 

 

It is a gentle group, led by it’s members. Membership is limited.

Dana to the temple: $25/person, speak to me if you cannot afford that, it should not be an impediment to attending.

 

In Gassho,

Ken,

Assistant – Calgary Buddhist Temple

Chaplain (Pureland) – UCalgary

Please contact me if interested or if you have questions.

Feel free to pass along to interested persons.

 

Each evening is closed to those who have signed up for the Season, sorry.

Start: November 27, 2018 7:00 pm
End: November 27, 2018 9:00 pm
Cost: 25.00

November 29, 2018

All of our services are open to everyone and no prior knowledge or experience with Buddhism is necessary.

The services are conducted in English with the exception of some chanting.

Service books are provided so that everyone can participate in these traditional, centuries old chants.

Start: November 29, 2018 7:30 pm
End: November 29, 2018 8:30 pm

December 2, 2018

Shotsuki is a monthly memorial service to honour and remember loved ones who have passed away in this month.

All of our services are open to everyone and no prior knowledge or experience with Buddhism is necessary.

The services are conducted in English with the exception of some chanting.

Service books are provided so that everyone can participate in these traditional, centuries old chants.

Start: December 2, 2018 10:00 am
End: December 2, 2018 11:00 am

December 4, 2018

Temple Circle – meditation & awareness

 

 

 

 

What:

This Tuesday group is a small meditation- & awareness-focused Practice ‘circuit’ meant for people who have been exploring Buddhism and wish to use its practices to improve their lives.

 

Practices:

To build the useful habits that help us make these life changes we practice:

  • Meditation (25 mins) (calmness, stability)
  • Loving-Kindness (change our default from indifferent to ‘kind’)
  • Equanimity (see each other as true equals, imperfect but loving. a small community)
  • Compassion (to care and act on others’ behalf)
  • Sympathetic Joy (to find joy in other’s achievements, to pay attention to and share our own joys)
  • Deep Listening (to listen to others and develop compassion)
  • Gratitude (we have everything we need to be happy *now*)

 

This is a different form: that of a Circle, with each member contributing and learning from each other.

We get to know one other while we deepen our Practice in a safe and caring environment.

Members will have the opportunity to run a weekly of session (voluntary).

 

To join:

I ask interested people to have a commitment to this Circle for a ‘season’.

(This is much the same as if you were to join a sports team. You can certainly miss weekly sessions, but I ask that you are committed to being there for yourself and each other as if you were on a team or taking a class. The practices are progressive throughout the season).

Write me at kmadden@ucalgary.ca

 

When:

This ‘Season’ Practice will run Tuesday evenings for 12 weeks from Sept 25th through Dec 11th, starting at 7pm, at the Temple.

We usually finish about ~8:30pm, then a little shared cleanup of teacups that we used etc…

 

You can come on Tuesday Sept 18th to try it out before the ‘committed’ Season starts.

 

 

It is a gentle group, led by it’s members. Membership is limited.

Dana to the temple: $25/person, speak to me if you cannot afford that, it should not be an impediment to attending.

 

In Gassho,

Ken,

Assistant – Calgary Buddhist Temple

Chaplain (Pureland) – UCalgary

Please contact me if interested or if you have questions.

Feel free to pass along to interested persons.

 

Each evening is closed to those who have signed up for the Season, sorry.

Start: December 4, 2018 7:00 pm
End: December 4, 2018 9:00 pm
Cost: 25.00

December 6, 2018

All of our services are open to everyone and no prior knowledge or experience with Buddhism is necessary.

The services are conducted in English with the exception of some chanting.

Service books are provided so that everyone can participate in these traditional, centuries old chants.

Start: December 6, 2018 7:30 pm
End: December 6, 2018 8:30 pm

December 9, 2018

Celebrating the ‘awakening’ of the historical Buddha, Shakyamuni Buddha, sage of the Shakya clan.

Buddha is a title meaning ‘awakened one’, not an actual name.

All of our services are open to everyone and no prior knowledge or experience with Buddhism is necessary.

The services are conducted in English with the exception of some chanting.

Service books are provided so that everyone can participate in these traditional, centuries old chants.

Start: December 9, 2018 10:00 am
End: December 9, 2018 11:00 am

December 11, 2018

Temple Circle – meditation & awareness

 

 

 

 

What:

This Tuesday group is a small meditation- & awareness-focused Practice ‘circuit’ meant for people who have been exploring Buddhism and wish to use its practices to improve their lives.

 

Practices:

To build the useful habits that help us make these life changes we practice:

  • Meditation (25 mins) (calmness, stability)
  • Loving-Kindness (change our default from indifferent to ‘kind’)
  • Equanimity (see each other as true equals, imperfect but loving. a small community)
  • Compassion (to care and act on others’ behalf)
  • Sympathetic Joy (to find joy in other’s achievements, to pay attention to and share our own joys)
  • Deep Listening (to listen to others and develop compassion)
  • Gratitude (we have everything we need to be happy *now*)

 

This is a different form: that of a Circle, with each member contributing and learning from each other.

We get to know one other while we deepen our Practice in a safe and caring environment.

Members will have the opportunity to run a weekly of session (voluntary).

 

To join:

I ask interested people to have a commitment to this Circle for a ‘season’.

(This is much the same as if you were to join a sports team. You can certainly miss weekly sessions, but I ask that you are committed to being there for yourself and each other as if you were on a team or taking a class. The practices are progressive throughout the season).

Write me at kmadden@ucalgary.ca

 

When:

This ‘Season’ Practice will run Tuesday evenings for 12 weeks from Sept 25th through Dec 11th, starting at 7pm, at the Temple.

We usually finish about ~8:30pm, then a little shared cleanup of teacups that we used etc…

 

You can come on Tuesday Sept 18th to try it out before the ‘committed’ Season starts.

 

 

It is a gentle group, led by it’s members. Membership is limited.

Dana to the temple: $25/person, speak to me if you cannot afford that, it should not be an impediment to attending.

 

In Gassho,

Ken,

Assistant – Calgary Buddhist Temple

Chaplain (Pureland) – UCalgary

Please contact me if interested or if you have questions.

Feel free to pass along to interested persons.

 

Each evening is closed to those who have signed up for the Season, sorry.

Start: December 11, 2018 7:00 pm
End: December 11, 2018 9:00 pm
Cost: 25.00

December 13, 2018

All of our services are open to everyone and no prior knowledge or experience with Buddhism is necessary.

The services are conducted in English with the exception of some chanting.

Service books are provided so that everyone can participate in these traditional, centuries old chants.

Start: December 13, 2018 7:30 pm
End: December 13, 2018 8:30 pm

December 16, 2018

Our services are open to all and no prior knowledge or experience with Buddhism is necessary.

The services are conducted in English with the exception of some chanting.

Service books are provided so that everyone can participate in these traditional, centuries old chants.

Start: December 16, 2018 10:00 am
End: December 16, 2018 11:00 am

December 17, 2018

Start: December 17, 2018
End: December 30, 2018