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 Temple

Welcome to the Toronto Buddhist Temple website.

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...

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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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“Are You Listening?

Not long ago Bishop Tatsuya Aoki circulated a short NHK clip entitled “Learning to Listen”. It was about ministerial students practicing the art and science of listening along the bustling sidewalks of Kyoto. The students invited passersby to talk about their various personal issues, and while listening attentively, they did not offer any advice or comment. The students...

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Latest News

Hoonko Weekend 2015

As the most important Jodo Shinshu observance, this is the date chosen to commemorate Shinran Shonin’s passing. Traditionally, seven days of services are conducted at...

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2014 TBC Bazaar a success!

The annual bazaar was held on Saturday, November 8th. It was heart warming to see the multiple generations working together to make the day a success.

The Kids Sangha were...

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2014 Temple Holiday Schedule

Temple Closed on December 25th and December 26th

Please note that the Temple will be open for a half day on Wednesday, December 24th, and will be closed completely on...

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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

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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