In a chaotic world dominated by conflicting interests, both personal and global, Buddhism brings an awareness in our deepest being of the oneness of universal life. Jodo Shinshu Buddhism embraces the compassion of Amida Buddha, giving us the strength to embrace life and live with respect and understanding. Our vision is to create a deeper understanding and appreciation of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism as a way of life throughout Canada.

Bishop's Message
June 9, 2013
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The Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada celebrated its centennial in 2005, however; it is now facing the challenge of transcending its ethnic character to become a more universal teaching entity…
History in Canada
Senju Sasaki
The Reverend Senju Sasaki and his wife Tomie arrived in Vancouver on October 12, 1905. He delivered the first dharma talk in Canada on the steps of the City Hall in Vancouver.
Ministerial Movement
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There was some movement among ministers this year in Canada. Two ministers, both Canadians, will make their homes in two new cities. READ MORE AT LDC AT WORK…
Guide to Jodo Shinshu Teachings and Practices
Jodo Shinshu Guide
Interested in learning more about the religion called the "best religion suited for life in North America." The Calgary Buddhist Temple has put together a guide available for downloading.
Online Learning
Find out how you can learn more about Buddhism online and under the guidance of recognized Jodo Shinshu leaders.
JSBTC Welcomes a new Bishop
April 30, Lethbridge AB
At the 2013 Annual General Meeting of the Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada, a new Socho (Bishop-Head Minister) was announced. Socho Tatsuya Aoki from the Vancouver Buddhist Temple (4th from right) has accepted a two-year term.
New Life in Hamilton
April 9, Hamilton, ON
More on the official opening ceremony service of the Hamilton Buddhist Temple at its new location.


Preparations Underway in Calgary
May 30-31, 2015, Calgary, AB
In 2015, the World Buddhist Women’s Convention will be hosted in Canada by the Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada Women’s Federation (JSBTCWF) in Calgary, Alberta Canada. SEE THE CANADIAN DELEGATION IN KYOTO...

Welcome to the
Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada

We are a group of Canadians that are followers of the Jodo Shinshu "Shin" sect of Buddhism. The JSBTC is affiliated with the Nishi Hongwanji of Kyoto, Japan, the mother temple of the Jodo Shinshu (True Pure Land) sect of Buddhism. The sect follows the teachings of Shinran Shonin (1173 - 1262). It is a teaching wherein we are endowed with the ultimate goal of Enlightenment symbolized as the Pure Land.

As Shin Buddhists, we seek to be humble and sincere in words and in deeds, to be responsible citizens of our society and to share with others the teachings of Jodo Shinshu.

If you have questions you can either
contact us, or contact one of the temples in Canada. We hope that this site will give you a brief understanding of our sect of Buddhism.

Special Message

To commemorate the occasion of Shinran's 750th, his Eminence, Monshu Koshin Ohtani sends a video message to Canadians. WATCH MORE ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL...
Watch our YouTube Channel
Lectures, history, and dharma, learn more about Jodo Shinshu Buddhism.

The Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada (formerly Buddhist Churches of Canada) was established in 1933.
It is the oldest Buddhist organization in Canada and has steadily grown from the western shores of British Columbia to as far east as Montreal.
Everyone is welcome to visit any of
our temples across Canada.
We wish you well on your quest for knowledge.