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.
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.
READ MORE ABOUT THE 2013 AGM...
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
Japan, the mother temple of the Jodo
Shinshu (True Pure Land) sect of Buddhism.
The sect follows the teachings of
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.
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.