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Ministerial Team

Resident Minister

Reverend Yoshimichi Ouchi

Reverend Yoshimichi Ouchi was born in Oita prefecture, Japan. He grew up in a family Temple, where his Grandfather and Father were Ministers. Reverend Yoshi’s family goes back 25 generations in the family temple. Buddhism and serving the Temple has been a lifelong practice for him.

He studied religion, with a focus on Buddhism, at Ryukoku University in Kyoto and Shiga. After graduating from Ryukoku University, he went to Chuo Bukkyo Gakuin School, part of Nishi Hongwanji-temple, to study the Teaching of the Buddha and Shinran-Shonin who was the founder of our sect in Kyoto.

Between February 27th, 2011 and May 2nd, 2016, Reverend Yoshi completed three levels of ordination: Tokudo, Kyoshi and Tokubetu Homuin Shikaku. During this time he also volunteered at a temple in Osaka and took on the duties of a Minister for two years.

After receiving his ordinations, he spent a year at Gonshiki Shidousho where he trained to chant and studied important Buddhist rituals.

On April 15th 2016 Reverend Yoshi was assigned to the Toronto Buddhist Church.