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



BTSA Picnic – June 16

BTSA annual picnic is scheduled for June 16 (third Sunday) at the John Martin Recreation Area located in Pavan Park (80 - 62 Avenue North). The facility will be opened at 9 a.m., with service beginning at the usual time, 10:30 a.m. Handouts for the service will be available. Plan on spending a leisurely time in the outdoors with this yearly potluck get-together. The temple will provide KFC to go with dishes provided by members and Dharma friends. Bring the kids; the area is replete with children-aimed equipment.

Early Obon Reminders – July 2019

Greater details will be provided closer to Obon season, but please be reminded of the schedule for the area at this time.

    July 7: Brooks cemetery, 11 a.m.
    July 14: Magrath cemetery, 10 a.m., Temple Hill, 11 a.m., Taber cemetery, 1:30 p.m.
    July 21: Mt. View cemetery, 1 p.m.; Obon/July & August Shotsuki, BTSA, 2:30 p.m.

Bon Odori Practice – June 3 thru July 15

Everyone is welcome to learn the dances for the BTSA Bon Odori July 20 at the Galt Gardens. Practice sessions are held every Monday from June 3 through July 15 at the temple from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. (excluding July 1, Canada Day).

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.

New Library Books

A number of new titles have been received in the temple library, with only two shown here. Please check out the books in the library, located in the board room.