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

Bon Odori 2015

Cold enough for you? Maybe the thought of Japanese folk dancing and Obon in July will warm you up! Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Fridays at the TBC. Newcomers are...

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World Buddhist Women’s Convention Update - March 2015

Several BTSA members have made the roster of workshop presenters based on the Eightfold Path:
-John Harding, Chair of Religious Studies at the University of Lethbridge, will...

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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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Winter 2015 Discussions and Presentations

We have many exciting things planned to start the year!

Evening Services - every Thursday night at 7pm - a mid-week boost of Dharma!
Meditation Classes - Monday, March 9th...

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