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.

JSBTC Day Observed at BTSA - October 29

The 112th annual commemoration of the establishment of Jodo Shinshu in Canada is October 11, now designated as Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada Day.  Please click to view the messages in English and Japanese from Rev. Tatsuya Aoki, JSBTC bishop, and Dave Ohori, JSBTC president, on this important occasion. Also, click here for special instruction on how to compose the donation cheque. BTSA has scheduled October 29 for the observance of JSBTC Day.

BTSA at UofL Life Balance Fair - October 25

BTSA will be present at the University of Lethbridge Life Balance Fair on October 25 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  The temple took part in last year's fair aimed at health and wellness, and decided to return this year. The event is held on the inside track of the physical education building at the University. The accompanying photo from 2016 shows Roland Ikuta and Izumi sensei at the BTSA table.

Dr. Wilson to speak November 4 & 5

Dr. Jeff Wilson will be guest speaker November 4 at the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta and will give the dharma message at the November 5 monthly memorial Sunday service (Shotsuki). The title of his November 4 talk is entitled “Refugee Shinran” and its relationship to current-day events of refugees, homelessness and disruption. Click here to view the poster. Dr. Wilson also will be speaking at the University of Lethbridge during his visit.