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

Kids Sangha Program Halloween Party

Everyone had a spooktacular time at this year’s Halloween Party.  There was a creepy science lab, scavenger hunt, plenty of games and yummy treats for all!

World Buddhist Women’s Convention 2015

We have received another shipment of the beautiful, colourful commemorative Monto Shikisho created especially for the 15th World Buddhist Women’s Convention being held in...

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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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JSBTC WOMEN’S FEDERATION - CALL FOR VINTAGE COSTUME JEWELLERY

A new fundraising initiative this year for the Temple ladies in support of the Women’s Federation will be a Vintage Costume Jewellery Sale and Tea. You have all heard the...

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New Year`s Bell Ringing

This year we were fortunate enough to have access to the beautiful Japanese bell at Ontario Place.

It is a Buddhist tradition to strike the bell 108 times at midnight to...

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