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

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Rev. Tomofumi Fujii

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...

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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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“I’m sorry, so sorry, please accept my apology…”
- the great Miss Brenda Lee, 1960

Does this line from this pop classic have anything to with this article? Not much really; it was just a cheap trick to try to catch your attention.

Not long ago I watched Mitch Miyagawa’s documentary “Sorry State” in which he reflected on the nature and meaning of apologies from the perspective of...

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Latest News

“Buddha’s Birthday Celebrations”

Come and join the GTA Sangha in celebrating Vesak at the Celebration Square in Mississauga (300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, Ontario L5B 3C1) on Saturday May 31st from 4 -...

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New!!! Obon Memory Lanterns

Purchase a Memory Lantern to remember a loved one at Obon. These lanterns are made of cedar and mulberry,silk motif paper and will be personalized with the name of your loved...

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Let’s Talk Dharma March 23rd

We had our second LTD discussion group Sunday, Feb 23rd. There were 11 participants ranging in age and knowledge about Jodo Shinshu. This month we focused on Shakyamuni...

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Special Lecture Series by Jeff Wilson Sensei

We will be continuing our special lecture series with Jeff Wilson Sensei Wednesday March 26th at 7:30 pm.

This will be a continuation of previous discussions, focusing on...

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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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