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.
History in Canada
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The Living Dharma Centre is presenting a series of essays throughout the year in honour of our 110th anniversary. These selected essays from our ministers, and lay members will show you our various reflections of thoughts based upon our Shin Pure Land Buddhist tradition. SEE THE LIST OF ESSAYS…
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.
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.