Toronto Buddhist Temple Hondo

Hondo Hall (Worship Hall) & Amida Buddha Statue

Hondo Hall (Worship Hall) & Amida Buddha Statue

Kansho Bell & Incense Burner

Shinran Shonin & Rock Garden

Bronze statue of Shinran Shonin (lobby) with rock garden detail at right (exterior)

Bronze statue of Shinran Shonin (lobby) with rock garden detail at right (exterior)

Library

Our resources library, located on the second floor.

Our resources library, located on the second floor.

Japanese Room

Our Japanese Room, on the second floor.

Our Japanese Room, on the second floor.

Welcome to the Toronto Buddhist Church

Are you looking for an inner peace in this busy and stressful society?  This is the place where you can find the perfect peace of Nirvana through the Amida Buddha’s Wisdom and Compassion.  Shinran Shonin (1173 – 1263) the founder of our Jodo Shinshu (True Pure Land) School of Buddhism, believed peace and harmony can be found by encountering the Buddha Dharma as outlined in his letter,

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From the Ministers Blog

Why am I a Jodo Shinshu Buddhist?

I used to get asked this question quite often…if not this precise question, then questions very similar. I regularly resented the topic, feeling like I needed to justify or somehow prove my self-worth as a Jodo Shinshu practitioner. Rather than explaining what it was about Jodo Shinshu that I was drawn to, I would give my detailed academic background as if my years of Buddhist study would somehow...

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President’s Message

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What a Year

Who could have predicted last January that 2014 would turn out the way it did? What foreboding was there when Rev. Tomo was forced to decide to return to Japan after losing his father so suddenly and so early in the year? Since then, our Temple had a year of turmoil even though our wonderful members and volunteers met every challenge and carried on marvellously throughout the year,...

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Latest News

Learning About Other Traditions: What is Islam?

Join us on Sunday, February 15th at 1pm for a guest presentation by scholar Mahammad Afzal Mirza.

Many people have expressed a desire to learn about other religious...

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Winter 2015 Discussions and Presentations

We have many exciting things planned to start the year!

Monday January 19th and 26th - Rev. Endo - meditation sessions, 7-8pm
Thursday January 22nd - Rev. Yanko - a...

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World Buddhist Women’s Convention 2015

We have reached our goal of crocheting over 4,000 hearts for the 15th World Buddhist Women’s Convention being held in Calgary on May 30th and 31st, 2015. Thank you to all who...

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WF WORKSHOP – FOURTH SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH - CANCELLED FOR MONTH OF JANUARY!

There is much work to be done toward the making of craft items that will be sold in the Marketplace at the 2015 Women’s Federation Convention in Calgary.

We will be...

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JSBTC WOMEN’S FEDERATION - CALL FOR VINTAGE COSTUME JEWELLERY

A new fundraising initiative this year for the Temple ladies in support of the Women’s Federation will be a Vintage Costume Jewellery Sale and Tea. You have all heard the...

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