Calgary Buddhist Temple Blog

Sunday Services In-Person and Online

Monday, March 11, 2024

It is our pleasure to offer Sunday Services in-person and via live-streaming – both start at 10:00am (MST). We look forward to you joining us, and everyone is welcome! 

Online live-streaming is from our Facebook group Calgary Buddhist Temple, and the relevant sections from our service book can be found here approximately one day prior:

Obon & Bon Odori (practice with us!)

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

The Calgary Obon Service will be held at the Temple on Sunday, July 28 at 3:00pm. Obon is dedicated to remembering and honoring those who have passed before us. Cemetery and columbarium schedule is:

  • Saturday, July 27 – Mountain View 9:00am; Strathmore 10:30am; Nokotsudo/Columbarium 12:15pm
  • Sunday, July 28 – Eden Brook 11:00am; Queens Park 1:00pm

Bon Odori (盆踊り), meaning simply “Bon dance”, is performed during Obon and everyone is invited to participate – practice location, dates, and times are as follows:

CANCELLED – Family Picnic – June 16

Monday, May 27, 2024

June 16 @ 11:00am – Due to weather conditions, the Family Picnic scheduled for today has been cancelled.  Sorry for any inconvenience but please enjoy the day!


Singles, couples, and families (all ages) are welcome to attend the Calgary Buddhist Temple’s Annual Family Picnic on Sunday, June 16, 2024 @ Edworthy Park, Picnic Site #2 (access is from the south parking lot).

The fun will start around 10:30am and go until approximately 2:45pm. Bring your own picnic lunch, get involved in some games of skill, and make sure you stay for the BINGO!  Fun for everyone!

It is often very very busy around Edworthy Park on that weekend so come early to get parking!


Temple Garage Sale

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Temple garage sale is coming up on Saturday June 22 and we have 3 asks:

  1. We are asking for sale items for the event. If you have donations contact Mickey ( to make drop-off arrangements. Please refer to the poster for more details.
  2. We are looking for volunteers. Please click on the link to sign-up.
  3. Share the garage sale event information with your family and friends.

Thank you!

Fundraising Committee

Garage Sale Poster
Temple Garage Sale

Gyoza Making – Fundraiser

Monday, April 29, 2024

We are looking for volunteers for our first fundraising event of the year.

Date & Time: May 11, 2024, 8:30-12:30pm

Location: Calgary Buddhist Temple

Please keep in mind that this is a working event and not a cooking class.

  • ‘Ginsu’ knife skills and having the patience to fine-chop vegetables are helpful, and 
  • Having origami folding skills is an asset so that you can beautifully fold and pleat.

We guarantee good company and snacks!  Signup by clicking on:Signup Genius

Mental Health and Self-Compassion

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Sunday, May 26, 2024 from 2pm-3:30pm

Join the Sangha as we gather in the Temple lower level to learn about Mental Health and Self-Compassion. A lack of compassion for the self can play a role in mental health conditions. Many people find it difficult to feel self-compassion especially when it might be linked in the mind to self-pity or as undeserving. This self-judgment may lead to conditions such as anxiety, insecurity, or depression. Self-compassion, however, often allows people to accept their failures, move past them, and keep trying.

Our special guest speaker is Sara Clark who is a valued Jodo Shinshu Sangha member. She is a clinically trained Master’s level social worker registered in the province of Alberta, and her focus is to help people live a fuller life. 

No pre-registration required to attend what is sure to be an interesting, thought-provoking, free workshop open to all. Temple donations are always greatly appreciated.