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

Camp Lumbini - background and fridge needed!

Camp Lumbini is a recreational property in popular Wasaga Beach, Ontario.  It has been owned by Toronto Beach for decades.  Camp Lumbini is not available for public rental....

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Eastern Buddhist League (EBL) Conference - Labour Day weekend

The Eastern Buddhist League is again having their Labour Day Conference.  This year it is hosted by Cleveland Buddhist Temple in Euclid Ohio. The Toronto Buddhist Church is...

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Camp Lumbini 2015!

Please join us for a week of fun this summer at Camp Lumbini, July 26 – August 1, 2015

Camp Lumbini is the Temple’s annual summer camp for children and youth aged 8-14....

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10th Anniversary Celebration Dinner - Sept 26, 2015

Plans are well underway to celebrate our 10th year at 1011 Sheppard Avenue West. The plan is to sit down to a relaxing dinner and reminisce about the events leading up to the...

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Gomonshu-sama’s visit to Toronto

On May 27, the 25th Hongwanji Head Priest Ohtani Kojun paid our Temple the great honour of making a stop at the Temple on his way to the Women’s Federation Convention in...

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