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.

Movie Night at the Temple - September 29

Student Appreciation Night on September 29 begins with a curry dinner at 6:00 p.m., followed by the 2015 Japanese film Sweet Bean at 7:30 p.m.. In recognition of the return to school, a special invitation is extended to postsecondary students. Admission is free (donations accepted).

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.

Fall Chow Mein Supper - October 14

The Fall Chow Mein Supper is scheduled for October 14, the second Sunday of the month. As in the past, it is strictly a drive-through, take-out event that runs from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.. Regular Sunday service is cancelled for the day. Tickets for the supper have been distributed and are available from the usual members. Ticket cost remains at $13. BTSA looks forward to members and friends to assist in this major fund raiser.

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.

Special BTSA General Meeting – September 30

Members are asked to attend a Special General Meeting Sunday, September 30 at 12:30 p.m. to consider two important matters facing the temple: 1) adoption of a temple investment policy devised by a special committee in accordance with directions to the board at the 2017 general meeting; and 2) agreement of a proposed upgrade of the audio/visual system estimated at $25,000. Click here to see the attached document that more fully explains both items. The meeting is set to begin after the regular Sunday service.