Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta

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Sunday Dharma Service: 10:30 a.m.

Monthly Memorial Service: First Sunday of each month at 10:30 a.m.
(except second Sunday in September; and January (with Ho-onko), April (with Hanamatsuri) and July/August combined (with Obon), starting in the afternoon)

Location:  470 - 40th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta  T1J 3Z5
Telephone:  403-327-1260
Email:  board@thebtsa.com
Izumi Sensei’s Cell:  403-382-7024

Event Calendar



Living Dharma Centre Virtual Book Club

The Living Dharma Centre started a Virtual Book Club last fall, inviting interested participants to read a specific book chosen every three months and sign up for email participation and discussion. The next books featured in the book club are “Sermons of a Buddhist Abbot" by Soyen Shaku and "Birds Art Life" by Kyo Maclear. Click here for more details.

Movie Night - February 23

Tashi and the Monk -- a documentary -- is the feature for Movie Night at the Temple on February 23 at 7:00 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to view this award-winning 40-minute film that depicts the travails of Tashi, a five-year-old girl now under the care of a monk who established a community for similarly-orphaned and neglected children in the foothills of the Himalaya Mountains.

BTSA Annual General Meeting - March 4

The annual general meeting of the BTSA is set for March 4 right after the Shotsuki service on that day. In accordance with the BTSA by-laws, notice of the AGM must be announced at least 15 days in advance of the designated date. All members are encouraged to attend and participate. Elections of half the board also will be held.

71st Annual Northwest Buddhist Convention

The 71st Northwest Buddhist Convention takes place February 16 through 18 in Spokane, Washington. The three-day event includes keynote speaker Reverend Henry Adams from San Mateo Buddhist Temple, two Buddhist services, 12 workshops, fun Friday night activities, Dharma school (Kindergarten-5th grade) and YBA activities (6th grade-college), a banquet, a hospitality room, and the Buddhist Churches of America bookstore. Read the full details on the Spokane Buddhist Temple website here.

Rev. Tatsuya Aoki to Visit - March 4

Rev. Tatsuya Aoki, resident minister of the Vancouver Buddhist Temple and socho of the Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada, will be visiting the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta on March 4 as part of his tour of Canadian temples.

Sensei will be giving the dharma message at the monthly memorial service for the month and will be present at the annual general meeting following the service.