New Year's Greeting from the Head Minister in Japan (Gomonshu)


New Year ’s Greeting   
At the beginning of this New Year, I would like to extend my warmest greetings to you.  

Essays in Gratitude - Living Dharma Centre


2018 The Living Dharma Centre Virtual Book Club - Dharma Breeze March 1, 2018


Two Minute Warning

I hope everyone is enjoying the new year and appreciating each day — each moment while we are able to live. I gave this Dharma message at the December Shotsuki service, and I was requested to place it in this month’s issue of the Bodhi Mind as well. In the Dharma talk, I asked people: have you ever thought about why we love our games? It doesn’t matter whether it’s football, baseball, basketball, tennis, poker, checkers or chess … We enjoy them all. Why?

Dharma Talk - Stung by a Stingray - Rev Ryuta Furumoto

Click to see the Youtube video of this dharma talk

Public Lecture-Enjoying the chanting of Shoshinge, Reverend Fumito Izui, Hongwanji Dept of Liturgy and Rituals

Click this link to watch this public lecture on enjoying the finer points of Chanting. Reverend Fumito Izui is the head of the Hongwanji Dept of Liturgy and Rituals. He lectured to members and friends of the Toronto Buddhist Temple on October 20, 2017. This presentation is in Japanese with translation in English by Reverend Grant Ikuta of Steveston Buddhist Temple.

Spirituality and Buddhism Workshop - Patrick Couling - Wednesdays 7-9pm March 14 to April 25th

Spirituality and Buddhism Workshop and Course

Patrick Couling is a Buddhist scholar whose primary interest is Buddhist Cosmology and Mysticism. His focus is the integration of non-dualism (Advaita, Madhyhamika), Spiritualism (the After-Life) and Enlightenment. He has taught “A Course in Miracles” (ACIM) for nearly 20 years.

World Buddhist Women’s Convention San Francisco, August 30 to September 1,2019

Live the Nembutsu - join 2000 men and women from around the world at the 16th for more information as we get closer to the date. Everyone welcome... Save the dates.

Happy New Year - Rev Tatsuya Aoki

Happy New Year 
As we enter 2018, and when I look back to the past year with all its ups and downs, we have many moments for which to be grateful. Previously in a Dharma talk for a Shōtsuki memorial service, I spoke on the subject of “Everyday is a good day, no matter what!” We have to make it so!  
The following month, a temple mem- ber told me before a service, “I found out that one of my family members has terminal can- cer. Then I recalled your Dharma talk, and we jut try to take it one day at a time; and I am so grateful for every day”.  

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