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, 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.

Upcoming Mein Making - November 3

Coming on the heels of our fall chow mein supper is a second mein-making session on Saturday, November 3, preparatory to the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta’s Bodhi Bake Sale in December. Once again, we invite our hard-working members and friends to turn out in numbers to help cut, shape, press, cut, and fry cakes of dough into finished mein noodles.

JSBTC Day - October 28

The Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta will be commemorating Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada Dana Day on October 28. This will be the 113rd year since the first Jodo Shinshu minister arrived in Vancouver in 1905. Donations are welcome for this anniversary commemoration. 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.

Movie Night at the Temple - November 23

Join the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta on Friday, November 23 at 7:30 p.m. for the film Indian Horse. Based on the novel by Richard Wagamese, the film follows the life of Canadian First Nations boy, Saul Indian Horse, as he survives residential school and life amongst the racism of the 1970s. A talented hockey player, Saul must find his own path as he battles stereotypes and alcoholism.

Baked Potato Fundraiser -  November 4 

Right after the November monthly memorial service on Sunday, November 4, the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta will be hosting a baked potato lunch with ALL the fixins'. The lunch is free but donations will be gratefully accepted to be allocated to the cost of our new audio-visual system. Please join us for this spud-tacular event!