Learning the Dharma
The objective of the Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada - Living Dharma Centre is to propagate Jodo Shinshu Buddhism in Canada through education. We hope to meet the needs of future generations of Canadians who are interested in Buddhism, not only as an intellectual pursuit but as an answer to their spiritual needs. We hope to spread the dharma through educational programs and spiritual guidance while deepening the understanding and appreciation of the Buddha’s teachings among Buddhists and non-Buddhists.

1. To increase understanding of Jodo Shinshu by Canadians
* Introductory Courses on Jodo Shinshu Buddhism
* Public Lecture Series
* Workshops on Practices
* Web Based Courses for Distance Learning
* Youth Activities
* Examine Current Issues From A Buddhist Perspective


2. To strengthen temple resources
* Work with 17 Jodo Shinshu Temples and their Regional Federations on Cooperative Programs
* Specialized Courses for Practicing Jodo Shinshu Ministers
* Courses for Ministerial Aspirants
* Training for Lay Ministers
* Workshops for Dharma School Teachers
* Development of Educational Materials and Activities


3. To promote scholarship
* Jodo Shinshu Reference Library of English Translations of Basic Texts
* Collaborative Studies with University Religious and Philosophy Faculties and Buddhist Study Institutes
* Conferences and Seminars on Specialized Topics
* Lectures by Visiting Scholars
* Publications