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



Hanamatsuri – Apr. 14

Hanamatsuri—Festival of the Flowers—honors the birth of the historic Buddha, Shakyamuni, and is scheduled Apr. 14 at 2 p.m. at the temple. Candice Shibata sensei of the Florin (CA) Buddhist Temple, near Sacramento, is guest speaker. This is one of the three major Jodo Shinshu services during the year. All are welcome.

April is Membership Drive Month

While anytime is a good time to renew your membership or join BTSA, April has been reserved as Membership Drive month for the last several years. BTSA reminds and encourages all to submit their membership donation of $100 during April.

Spring Chow Mein Supper – May 5

It’s still a month away, but the May 5 spring chow mein supper tickets have been distributed and are on sale. They are sold by temple members. A reminder that the price for each supper has been increased to $15 as approved at the temple AGM in early March. As usual, the supper will be a drive-thru event. Sunday service is suspended that day.


Hanamatsuri – Apr. 14

Candice Shibata sensei, minister at the Buddhist Temple of Florin, CA., is the guest minister for BTSA’s Hanamatsuri Apr. 14 at 2 p.m.
Shibata sensei also will speak on "Attachment, Love & Loss: A Shin Perspective on Grief" in the BTSA’s guest speaker series Apr. 13 at 1 p.m.
This event is free of charge and open to the public, discussion & refreshments to follow. Plan on attending both events, Hanamatsuri (Festival of Flowers) being our annual celebration of the birth of the historic Buddha.