Buddhist Temple Of Southern Alberta

Wisteria

Sunday Dharma Service

Monthly Memorial Service

How to Contact Sensei

We hold our Dharma service every sunday at 10:30 a.m.

First Sunday of each month at 10:30 a.m.
Exceptions:

  • January [with Ho-onko]
  • April [with Hanamatsuri]
  • July/August combined [with Obon], starting in the afternoon)
  • Second Sunday in September
  • At the Temple: (403) 327-1260
  • Cell Phone: (403) 382-7024
  • Email: yasuo123@shaw.ca

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Meditation at Temple – Jan. 23 and beyond

         

A trial meditation program led by Roland Ikuta that began Jan. 9, has its second session Jan. 23 at 7 p.m., thereafter, every second and fourth Thursdays at 7 p.m. on Feb. 13 and 27; Mar. 12 and 26; April 9 and 23; and May 14 and 28. There is no charge to participate. All interested persons are welcome to attend. The program includes silent meditation focusing on breathing (five minutes), walking meditation (20 minutes), and chanting meditation (15 minutes).  The program will try to incorporate monthly exercises to lead an engaged spiritual life taken from the book by Donald Rothberg, entitled The Engaged Spiritual Life: A Buddhist approach to Transforming Ourselves and the World. 

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Interfaith Forum – Feb. 1

Dr. Roland Ikuta will be presenting the Buddhist view of death at the Lethbridge Interfaith Network forum Feb.1 at 2 to 4 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints, 4105 Forestry Av. S.  The session is entitled “Let’s Talk About Death.” The Lethbridge Interfaith Network is a new organization whose aim is to encourage understanding among diverse community and world faiths and traditions.

 

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Pet Appreciation and Nirvana Day Service – Feb. 9

          BTSA observes Pet Appreciation Day in conjunction with the regular Sunday service on Feb. 9 at 10:30 a.m.  All planning attend are asked to bring photos of their pets to display on the naijin (shrine).  The pets may be living or deceased.  It is our chance to thank all the pets who have asked for so little while providing us much pleasure and companionship.

          The service also commemorates Nirvana Day that remembers the death of the historic Shakyamuni Buddha, who is reputed to have died on Feb. 15 of the modern calendar, surrounded by grieving animals.

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AGM March 1st

BTSA bylaws require 30 days official notification of its upcoming annual general meeting (AGM) on March 1 after the monthly memorial service.   Please attend and participate in this important event. Agenda items include membership fee (currently $100) for 2020 and the possibility of installing solar panels on the temple.  

Contact Roland Ikuta at 403-317-0078 or rolikuta@shaw.ca. if anyone is interested sitting as a board member.

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Food Bank Donations Accepted to Mid-February

The annual BTSA Food Bank appeal for that began in November runs through February, 2020.  There’s still time to bring donations to the temple to fill box in the multipurpose room.  BTSA again will estimate the value of the amount collected in February, and match it with a cheque made out to the recipient organization; for this round.  BTSA will turn over the donations to the Lethbridge Food Bank this time.  Check the “most wanted list” attached to the box.

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