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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.

Food Bank Donations - through January 2018

BTSA once again will be soliciting food parcel or monetary donations for the food bank, this time the Lethbridge Food Bank. The holiday season is particularly difficult for those using the facility, but as in the past BTSA wants to contribute beyond that period so will be collecting through the new year. Please look over the list of items that are most sought (see attached). BTSA also will contribute a monetary donation matching the food donations.

Nirvana Day & Pet Appreciation Day - Feb.  11

Combined service for Nirvana Day and Pet Appreciation Day is scheduled for February 11.  Nirvana Day commemorates the death of the historical Gautama the Buddha. Appropriately, Pet Appreciation Day is observed as legend has it that the Buddha was surrounded by the animals who attended him on his deathbed. It's an opportunity to thank all our pet animals who contribute to human well-being. 

BTSA Annual General Meeting - March 7

The annual general meeting of the BTSA is set for March 7, right after the Shotsuki service on that day. In accordance with the BTSA by-laws, notice of the AGM must be announced at least 15 days in advance of the designated date. All members are encouraged to attend and participate. Elections of half the board also will be held.

71st Annual Northwest Buddhist Convention

The 71st Northwest Buddhist Convention takes place February 16 through 18 in Spokane, Washington. The three-day event includes keynote speaker Reverend Henry Adams from San Mateo Buddhist Temple, two Buddhist services, 12 workshops, fun Friday night activities, Dharma school (Kindergarten-5th grade) and YBA activities (6th grade-college), a banquet, a hospitality room, and the Buddhist Churches of America bookstore. Read the full details on the Spokane Buddhist Temple website here.