Join us for the best party of the year! July 15th, from 4pm. This might be our last Obon on the ‘back 40′ as next year construction will have started on the seniors’ residence!Read More →

Golf Tournament July 22, 2017 (Saturday) at Country Meadows Golf Course in Richmond Tee times from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and full course buffet dinner after. The cost is $ 75/player (dinner only $ 35/person). The focus is on FUN (welcome to everyone from first time golfers to seasoned pros) and golf format will be Texas Scramble (use the best shot of the four). If you wish to make a donation, sponsor, donate a prize or have any questions please contact Michael Nakanishi at 604 272 1494 or Michael.nakanishi@gmail.com. リッチモンドのCountry Meadows Golf Courseでゴルフトーナメントが2017年7月22日(土)にあります。 ティータイムは11:00 a.m.から1:00 p.m.で、ゲームの後フルコースのビュッフェディナーがあります。費用は一人$75(食事のみは$35)です。 楽しむことが目的ですので、初めてゴルフをする人も経験豊かなプロも大歓迎です。申込書はお寺のウエッブサイトに載っていますし、コピーはお寺にもあります。 ご質問のある方は筧朋子 に電話か(604 -241-1203)Read More →

The 2017 membership forms is available, and membership is $125 this year. Membership Form can be downloaded to print or opened in Acrobat to complete on your computer Please note that $80 of your membership fee is paid to our National Association “JSBTC” and $5 to our Provincial Association “BCJSBTF”. Printing and mailing of newsletters costs another $30 per month, so we appreciate all members who receive their newsletter via e-mail or read it on this site.Read More →

We have just learned that the Zone Bowling Centre is in receivership and the bowling facilities are closed.  We have tried, without success,  to contact the management at the Centre to find out if the Centre would be reopened for our Bowlathon. Consequently and with disappointment, we have decided to cancel the Bowlathon for this year.  Many of us were looking forward to this evening of socializing and bowling.  We will look for alternative activities to bring our members and friends together for fellowship. Please contact Kiyo Domai (604-318-0757) or the SBT (604-277-2323) if you would like more information.Read More →

After three consecutive years as your temple president, I will be stepping down at the end of this year. Consistent with the requirements of the bylaws and constitution of the temple, I must step down after three consecutive years. To provide continuity, I will remain on the board as Past President.   The principle of limiting the number of consecutive years the president can serve is to allow others to serve as the highest official of the Temple Board and to permit diversity and change. I feel the principle is important for the longevity of the temple. As I lookRead More →

Our Directors on the JSBTC Board as well as Bishop Aoki and Rev. Grant Ikuta (MA Chair) have been working very hard on the strategic planning for the future as well as on the day to day operations of the JSBTC. One of the major expenses is the medical, health and dental costs to ensure that our Ministers have adequate coverage. As each year passes, we seem to experience significant cost increases for this important coverage. As a Board, we have sent this coverage out for tender and also negotiated for better rates. The Board is always looking for costRead More →

I would like to express my most sincere appreciation to all the Jodo Shinshu Temples of Canada (JSBTC) ministers, ministers’ assistants, national board of directors, and all temple members and non-members for keeping our organization active and accessible.   In the early days, the temple was financed largely by donations called ‘dana’.  In Japanese, this is known as ofuse or orei.  Over the years, temple members established the tradition of donating money to the temple treasury for various occasions such as Buddhist holidays, family weddings, funerals, and memorial services.  As well, donations were offered for monthly memorial services (Shotsuki) asRead More →

Notice from the Temple Rev. Ikuta will be away from October 10 to November 4 as he is leading the JSBTC tour to Japan. During his absence the Sunday services will be conducted by the minister assistants. In case of emergencies, please contact our temple office at (604) 277-2323 or Sensei Roy Akune at (604) 765-7710. In case of a funeral service, Rev. Aoki of the Vancouver Buddhist Temple will be contacted to conduct the service. お寺からのお知らせ 生田先生は10月10日から11月4日まで日本に出張のため、お寺を留守にしています。その期間日曜礼拝は開教使補の皆様が務めます。その他、緊急事故の場合はお寺の事務所(604)277-2323もしくは阿久根ロイ先生(604)765-7710へ連絡取ってくださるようにお願いいたします。葬儀はバンクーバー仏教会の青木先生にお願いすることとなります。皆様のご理解とご協力を念じ申し上げます。 仏教会よりRead More →

Planning for the 2016 Steveston Buddhist Temple Obon Festival started later than usual but many members and non members came forward to volunteer and we were quickly back on track. The Bon Odori dance practices led by Yoko Matsuno, Sensei, were well attended as usual by 30 to 40 young and older dancers, mostly female but occasionally with a male or two. These are the dancers we follow as we dance around the Yagura. A successful festival depends on a lot of preparation and we had a lot of support. Days before, volunteers were busy shopping, chopping and cooking. D-day,Read More →