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


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.

Reverend Ryutu Furumoto - True Buddhism - Lecture Video Jan 12, 2018

 Furumoto Sensei explores unique aspects of Shin Buddhism that expands access to Buddhist practice for all. This session was held Jan 12, 2018 with member, friends and the general public at Vancouver Buddhist Temple. Lecture produced by  Click to see the 1 hour 15 minute video on YouTube. 

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.

Japanese Food Bazaar Feb 25th, noon to 2pm

Eventbrite - Japanese Food Bazaar Reserve your Udon. Order your Udon now and seat between noon and 1:30pm for $5 (limited quantities). Tickets will be honoured until 1:30pm or until supplies last whichever is later.


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”.  

Manning Park Family Retreat May 18-21, 2018 Registration Now

Family Retreat @ Manning Park
May  19 – 21, 2018

**Early Bird Registration due:  February 28, 2018**

Enjoy a weekend designed to promote fellowship between the various age groups within the families attending. Participate in activities, lectures and workshops. The event is open to anyone who is curious about or interested in the teachings of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism or is just a friend or family of someone who is.

71st Northwest Buddhist Convention Theme: “Coming Down the Mountain” Shinran’s first steps towards the Nembutsu way February 16-18, 2018 Spokane Wa

71st Northwest Buddhist Convention

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