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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.
WILDFIRES AND THE RELIEF EFFORTS IN MAUI
The hall of Waiola Church in Lahaina and nearby Lahaina Hongwanji temple (R back) are engulfed in flames in Lahaina, Hawaii, on Aug. 8, 2023.
(Matthew Thayer/The Maui News/AP/Kyodo)
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A community living a life of gratitude on the path of the Buddha Dharma
The JSBTC is the connection among the temples in Canada and also with the Jodo Shinshu International Office in Berkeley, California. While there are regional groupings of temples, the JSBTC is the only formal way in which we can meet and share across the country.
Acting as a catalyst for growing a network of Jodo Shinshu Buddhist centres through dynamic and focused leadership
—“Dhammapada” Chapter 10 verse 30
A STATEMENT FOR PEACE
With palms together in gassho,
Tatsuya Aoki, Bishop
Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada
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To perform our responsibilities in the best interest of the Sangha by walking the path of the Buddha Dharma side by side, practicing the Nembutsu teachings