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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, inviting interested participants to read a specific book chosen every three months and sign up for email participation and discussion. The Book Club is now reading Dharma Breeze - Essays on Shin Buddhism by Dr. Nobuo Haneda. A Japanese-born Buddhist scholar, translator, and teacher, Dr. Haneda is the Director of the Maida Institute for Buddhism in Berkeley, California and comes from the teaching line of Kiyozawa-Akagerasu-Maida-Haneda. Click here for more details.


BTSA observed JSBTC Day October 28, but continues to invite donations for this worthy, national appeal throughout November. This commemorates the 113th year of Jodo Shinshu in Canada, the first minister arriving in 1903 in Vancouver. BTSA welcomes donations for this anniversary observation. Please click on the links to view the poster and read the greetings from JSBTC president Larry Wakisaka and Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temple of Canada Bishop Rev. Tatsuya Aoki.

Food Bank Appeal - Now to February 2019

The Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta board has approved the annual Food Bank request for this year, and the empty box in the multipurpose room beckons to members and friends to have it filled with donated non-perishable goods. Monetary donations also are acceptable. The estimated total collected will be matched by the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta and turned over in February 2019 to the Lethbridge Interfaith Food Bank.

Pancake Breakfast - Feb 10

The Dharma Class will be providing a pancake and sausage breakfast after service on Sunday, Febuary 10th. We Hope to have a good turn-out of kids flipping pancakes in the kitchen and a hungray membership to feed.
We ask dharma students and any parents helping out to arrive at the kitchen at 10 a.m. Please bringe a griddle, if you have one. The temple will provide everything else. Toban 2 will be providing assistance.

Notice of Annual General meeting - March 3rd

This notice is about the upcoming AGM for the BTSA on March 3rd after the monthly memorial service. This is the official notification of the meeting which by the BTSA bylaws requires 30 days notice. This AGM will have a presentation by Kevin Sassa who is the new financial advisor for the BTSA at BMO. He will be making a brief review of the investment strategies. Also we will be deciding about the membership due fees for 2020 and discussing the future running of the Toban’s and participation in the WWF of JSBTC.