The Calgary Buddhist Temple would like to congratulate Sensei Robert Gubenco on his achievement of being appointed by the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha Buddhist organization as a Kaikyoshi minister to Canada on December 01, 2019 AND assignment to the Calgary Buddhist Temple. The certificate of achievement was presented by Bishop Tatsuya Aoki on Saturday, September 26, 2020 during a virtual meeting. To be a resident minister in Japan requires Kyoshi ordination, which permits them to teach doctrine, and Kaikyoshi permits them to teach outside mainland Japan. The propagation of the Nembutsu teaching outside of Japan started in 1879.
The Temple is honored and fortunate to have Sensei Robert be our guiding minister and generously share the Dharma with us all.
Namu Amida Butsu, Namu Amida Butsu, Namu Amida Butsu