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  • TBC Job Posting

    The Toronto Buddhist Church’s mission is to lead the change in the generational and ethnic make-up of the temple in a thoughtful, dynamic and relevant manner. To help us accomplish that, we’re excited to bring on an OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR to work with us on a permanent basis for four (4) days per week at 30 hours per […]

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  • Dharma Talk – June 2021

    “Ittekimasu” and “Itterasshai” The Toronto Buddhist Church changed many things from last year because of COVID19.  For example, we used to invite many temple members into the building for a monthly memorial service. When I held this service, I saw over 100 or 200 people in the Hondo. We used to have refreshments after every Sunday service […]

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  • Jodo Shinshu Rituals Workshop

    Join Reverend Yoshimichi Ouchi on Sunday June 13th, 2021 at 7:00 pm EST, 6 pm CT, 5 pm MT, 4 pm PT. to learn more about demystifying chanting Sutras and Gathas. For more information please see details below. A graduate of Gonshiki Shidosho in Kyoto, Rev. Ouchi received his licence of Tokubetsu Homuin in 2016, […]

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  • A Reflection on Anti-Asian Violence

    In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the increase in hate crimes and incidents against Asian-Canadians, Asian-Americans, and Pacific Island communities has risen significantly because of ‘reports’ that the virus originated in Asia.  This is intimately connected to systemic, historic, and state-sanctioned discrimination against Asians in national and international relations.  We support and stand in solidarity with […]

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  • Special Service, Sunday May 30th, 2021

    Toronto Buddhist Church will hold a joint service with the Eastern Buddhist League hosted by Ekoji Buddhist Temple from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Please register for this Sunday’s service using the following links:

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  • Eastern Buddhist League Annual Conference 2021

    Join us for an interactive conference live streamed via Zoom & YouTube. Saturday May 29, 2021 and Sunday May 30, 2021. This free event is open to the public. Conference theme is Expressions of Gratitude. For more information about the conference or if you would like to participate please click on this link: Also, on […]

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  • Dharma Talk – May 2021

    Shorihouju & Gimyoshicho The notes of C&D and a Two-headed bird清風宝樹をふくときは “Pure winds blow in the jewel trees, いつつの音声いだしつつProducing the five tones for the scales.宮商和して自然なりAs those sounds are harmonious and spontaneous, 清浄勲を礼すべし Pay homage to Amida, the one imbued with purity.” Shinran Shonin’s wasan poem This Wasan explains to us the Amida Buddha’s Pure Land. […]

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  • Dharma Talk – April 2021

    Control our stress through breathing 本願力にあいぬれば (Hongwanriki ni Ainureba) むなしすぐるひとぞなき (Munashikusuguru Hitozonaki) 功徳の宝海みちみちて (Kudoku no Hokai michimichite) 煩悩の濁水へだてなし (Bonno no Jokusui Hedatenashi) Of those who encounter the power of the Primal Vow,  Not one passes by in vain,They are filled with the treasure ocean of virtues;The defiled waters of their blind passions not separated from […]

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  • Dharma Talk – March 2021

    Width and Depth of Our Life Those who truly attain Shinjin.  As they utter Amida’s Name, Being mindful of the Buddha always, Wish to respond to the great benevolence. by Shoshin Nenbutsuge Wasan. This Wasan tells us that when we say Nembutsu, we truly attain Amida Buddha’s great compassion. The Buddha always is with us. […]

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  • JSBTC Zoom Lecture Series

    Join us on Saturday April 17th, 2021 at 2:00 pm ET. for an interesting lecture by Rev. Tatsuya Aoki, Rev. Eric Matsumoto and Rev. Marvin Harada. The Buddhist Churches of America Center for Buddhist Education hosts a special online event featuring Bishops from the three hubs of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism in the western world, including […]

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