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



Ikebana Class – June 15 thru Aug 24

Saturday ikebana classes are scheduled, time to be announced. Everyone is welcome. There will be a small donation requested. Contact Lilly Oishi at (403) 328-2169 or email: lilly.oishi@gmail.com for more information. Bring your own ikebana equipment.

Summer Vacation – July 22

As is customary, BTSA takes a summer break beginning July 22 thru August. Regular Sunday services will be suspended after Obon on July 21 and will resume on Sept. 1 at 10:30 a.m. Izumi sensei will maintain his usual hours during the break, except Sundays, Aug. 4 The day of Peace and Serenity, Nikka Yuko Gardens and Aug. 11, Obon Service in Edmonton.

Appreciation Celebration Lunch – Sept. 8

All members and volunteers are invited to attend the temple anniversary luncheon Sept. 8, celebrating BTSA’s 10th year since beginning in 2009. The gala follows the monthly memorial service and is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. RSVP to sylviaoishi@gamil.com, or text /pone (403) 892-2318.

Mein-Making – Sept. 14

BTSA has set Sept. 14 for the next chow mein noodle making session at the temple, beginning at 8 p.m. This will be in preparation for the fall chow mein supper on Oct. 21 as well as for sale. Mark the date on your calendar and plan on showing up to share the day with members and Dharma friends. We’re grateful for all the help we can assemble to ease the load.

Ohigan – Sept. 22

The autumn equinox—when day and night are about equal in length—signifies ohigan to Jodo Shinshuists, who see in reflected in the climatic balance a principle of personal harmony. Ohigan will be observed during the regular Sunday service on Sept. 22. The event is noted twice each year, once during the spring equinox and in the fall.