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

Membership 2015 Update

The Toronto Buddhist Church membership drive for 2015 is off to a good start with a promising burst of membership applications in January.  We want to keep the momentum...

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2015 Keiro Kai and Spring Higan

Sunday, March 15, 2015
Following a long tradition, our seniors who will reach 77 years (KIJU), 88 years (BEIJU) and 99 years
(HAKUJU) or more during this calendar year...

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Living Dharma Centre (LDC) Communications Update - January 2015

To Temple Presidents, Ministers, Temple Boards, Temple Newsletter Editors, Dharma School Leaders, Temple
Youth/Young Adult Leaders:
 
The Living Dharma Centre (LDC) is a...

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Learning About Other Traditions: What is Islam?

Join us on Sunday, February 15th at 1:30 pm 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!

Thursday February 12th - Rev. Yanko - a discussion on Buddhism and Politics, 7-8pm
Sunday February 15th - Guest...

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