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

2015 Obon Cemetary Visitations

SATURDAY, JULY 11 CEMETERY VISITATION SCHEDULE
ATTENTION: MANY CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE THIS YEAR
PLEASE NOTE AND PASS ALONG THIS INFORMATION TO YOUR FAMILIES
The Obon...

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Guiding Light correction: Obon Special Guest

There was an error in the printed copy of the Guiding Light in the Obon Schedule stating the Socho will be at the Necropolis. This should have read the Choshos will be at the...

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Come meditate with Endo Sensei!

Relax and feel refreshed.

Join our walking and seated meditation group at the temple to chant the sutra and recite NamuAmidaButsu.

Sessions are Monday evenings, June 15th...

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CALLING ALL JUNIOR TAIKO PLAYERS!

Have you ever wanted to play taiko but didn’t know where to go?  The Toronto Buddhist Temple would like to
start up the junior taiko group Jyakurai again!

If you are 7...

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Obon Special Guest - Rev. Yuki Sugahara

Reverend Yuki Sugahara is from Shimane Prefecture located just north of Hiroshima. He is from a temple family called “Korinji” (father’s side) and “Gokurakuji”...

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