Calgary Buddhist Temple Blog

Sunday Services Online

Friday, March 05, 2021

We continue to hold regular Sunday Services Online from our Facebook group, Calgary Buddhist Temple, starting at 10:00am (MST).  EVERYONE is welcome to join!

Each Sunday, the relevant sections from our service book are provided here:

Sunday, May 9

Sunday, May 2 – May Shotsuki Hoyo Service (Monthly Memorial)

Sunday, April 25

Sunday, April 18

Sunday, April 11 – Hanamatsuri Service (Birth of the Historical Buddha) 

Sunday, April 4 – April Shotsuki Hoyo Service (Monthly Memorial)

Sunday, March 28

Sunday, March 21 – Spring Ohigan Equinox Service 


In Gassho,

Calgary Buddhist Temple    

May We Gather to Remember

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

#MayWeGather is a national Buddhist memorial ceremony for Asian Americans to be live-streamed Tuesday May 4th at 4 pm Pacific time or 5pm MST. A gathering to remember violence and racism suffered by Asian Americans, to mend our communities through mourning and renewal, to join in spiritual friendship.

Please go to for complete information.

Introduction to Naikan

Sunday, April 11, 2021

The Calgary Buddhist Temple will be holding an Introduction to Naikan as a means for self-reflection led by our own Rev. Robert Gubenco. Wednesday, June 9 is Day 1, and Day 2 is a follow-up session on Wednesday, June 30. Start time for both is 7pm MST.

The Japanese word nai means inner or inside and the word kan means looking. When these two words are combined Naikan translates as inside looking which refers to looking within as a means of self-reflection. Naikan uses three simple yet structured questions for the purpose of self-reflection. The questions are designed to remove one’s personal feelings and to bring one’s attention or awareness to the reality of the give and take connection that exists in relationships.

If you have an interest in understanding oneself and relationships, please join us!

Register in advance: 

Quieting the Inner Critic

Friday, March 26, 2021

Thursday, May 13th, 2021 at 7pm MST  

Engage with the Sangha and attend this enlightening workshop to learn to quiet the voices of self doubt so you can bring more joy and satisfaction to your life.  Presented by Centrivity.

We all struggle with self doubt from time to time.  We hold ourselves back from living more freely and experiencing life to its fullest because we think, 

  • “What if I fail?” 
  • “What will others think?”
  • “What if I’m not good enough?” 
  • “It would be selfish if I did”

This 90 minute introductory session will open your awareness to the inner thoughts and dialogue that are limiting your ability to live life to its fullest. 

You will learn 

  • to identify the Inner Critic
  • the 4 strategies to quiet the Inner Critic
  • how to listen to and trust the voice of your Inner Guide so you can make decisions with clarity and confidence 

Register in advance:  

Upcoming AGM

Sunday, March 21, 2021

The Calgary Buddhist Temple Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held online on Sunday, April 18 from 11am-12pm MST.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend – the more the merrier!

The Calgary Buddhist Temple is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Sun Apr 18, 2021 11am – 12pm Mountain Time – Edmonton


Meeting ID: 840 3637 5480
Passcode: 982089

CBE Seminar Online

Sunday, February 28, 2021

What is the Future of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism in the West?

Saturday, April 17 at 12pm MST

BCA (Buddhist Churches of America) Center for Buddhist Education


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