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.

Ikebana at the Temple - June to August

Summer ikebana classes are scheduled weekly, beginning June 10 through August 26 at 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. The class is open to everyone. Call Lilly Oishi to register for the class at 403-328-2159 or email her at lilly.oishi@gmail.com. A donation of $15 to the temple is requested. Please bring your own ikebana equipment. There will not be a class on July 1 and 15.

Mein-Making - September 23

A session to make chow mein noodles has been scheduled for September 23, preparatory to the temple fall chow mein supper on October 15. As in past sessions, everyone able to assist is asked to turn out for this key event. Mary Shigehiro and Emily Stitt have agreed to coordinate, with Jan Okamura assisting.  Come out, join the dusty merry-making and interact with all your friends. Looking forward to a great get-together.

Sangha Appreciation Lunch - September 10

To honour ALL OF YOU and in happy recognition of our interdependence, everyone is welcome to a special "Sangha Appreciation Lunch" after Sunday shotsuki service on September 10. This will be an entirely catered event to ensure that our usual volunteers get a break! Please RSVP to Sylvia Oishi at 403.892.2318 (phone or text) or email sylvia.oishi@gmail.com as soon as possible, but no later than September 8.

BC Buddhist Conference - September 15

The British Columbia Buddhist Conference has made an open invitation to attend this year's gathering on September 15-17 in Langley, with the Fraser Valley Temple as host. Interested persons may register by filling out and sending in the attached registration form linked here. The conference theme is "The Four Gates-Finding the Buddhist Path." 

Summer Schedule - July 17 through August

BTSA enters its yearly summer mode after Obon and reduces activities between July 17 and the first regular Sunday service on September 3. Izumi sensei will be available for special services and other purposes, but the regular Sunday services are suspended July 25 through August 27. September memorial service is the second Sunday of the month, the 10th. Scheduled activity such as the ikebana class continues through this period. Please note, however, the Hikari calendar for August erroneously includes a Movie Night on August 4. There is no Movie Night in August. BTSA has a casino date August 4 and 5, looked after by Roland Ikuta.