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.

Public Lectures
February 26, Vancouver
One of the leading authorities of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, Rev. Chiko Naito shares his knowledge of the core teachings of Shinran Shonin. SEE HIS COMPLETE SCHEDULE...

Bishop's Message
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According to Rennyo, what is crucial is that each of us deepens our commitment by deep hearing, open discussion, and applying the teaching to one's daily life.… READ HIS ENTIRE MESSAGE...

Monshu's Message
June 6, 2014 Kyoto, Japan
Shinmon Otani is now the 25th Monshu succeeding his father, Otani KĊshin. READ HIS MESSAGE AND WATCH HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE CEREMONY...

Guide to Our Temples in Canada
Want more information about Jodo Shinshu Buddhism in Canada. We have compiled a new brochure for you to download. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD…

History in Canada
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.

Online Learning
Find out how you can learn more about Buddhism online and under the guidance of recognized Jodo Shinshu leaders.
2015 World Women's Buddhist Convention
May 30-31, 2015, Calgary, AB
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Rev. Nana Yanase and Rev. Patricia Usuki will be the keynote speakers for the 2015 World Buddhist Women’s Convention in Calgary. The event will be hosted in Canada by the Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada Women’s Federation. SEE THE CANADIAN DELEGATION IN KYOTO...

What I did on My Summer Vacation
July14, Berkeley, CA
UntitledAnthony Chor of Vancouver, B.C. reunites with old friends on a trip to the Jodo Shinshu Centre in Berkeley, CA. READ HIS REPORT...

New Life in Hamilton
April 9, Hamilton, ON
More on the official opening ceremony service of the Hamilton Buddhist Temple at its new location. READ MORE AT LDC AT WORK...
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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 our temples in Canada. We hope that this site will give you a brief understanding of our sect of Buddhism.

Calgary Temple
Calgary Digs In
May 1, 2014
The Calgary Buddhist Temple is getting a makeover. Plans are underway to rebuild the 100 year old building.

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.