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Toronto Buddhist Church

A jodo Shinshu Temple located in Toronto

A place to encounter Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, Nembutsu and Amida Buddha – all are welcome!

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Located at Allen Rd and Sheppard Ave, our Church is accessible by public transportation and car.

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SATURDAY JULY 9, 2022 Toronto Buddhist Church will be holding services at cemeteries again this year. Please check the below schedule for times. CEMETERY CENTRAL SERVICE   LOCATION TIME SERVICE LEADER SALEM U.C. CEMETERY   1:00 PM PAULINE KNUDE PINE RIDGE MEMORIAL       GARDENS   1:30 PM  PAULINE KNUDE     ELGIN MILLS CEMETERY SEC. 2/8 10:30 […]

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Dharma Talk – November 2022

Reflecting and Cicadas Such stillness——–  The cry of cicadas Sinks into the rocks. This seventeen-syllable haiku was written by Basho (1644- 94), who was a poet and thinker of the first rank. When first I came to Toronto in 1970, I was 25 years old. If I had seen that poem then, I would not have […]

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Dharma Talk – October 2022

DOKI-DOKI Yui-enbo asked “Although I say the Nembutsu, I rarely experience joyful happiness nor do I have the desire to immediately go to the Pure Land. What should be done about this?” Then Shinran responded “I have been having the same question also, and now you, Yui-enbo, have the samethought.” (abbreviate) “It is the working of blind passion which suppresses […]

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