HEART OF JAPAN CONCERT Unique collaboration of Japanese Taiko and Shamisen Friday, April 13, 7:00 PM Steveston Buddhist Temple 4360 Garry St. Richmond photos can be found here: https://plus.google.com/116555936901319275505 Keita Kanazashi (Wadaiko) in a unique collaboration with Kohei Honda (Tsugaru Shamisen) bring their unique talents of playing the Japanese Taiko drum and the traditional Japanese string instrument. The collaborative effort of these very talented musicians will create a concert that will surely resonate in your heart. Mark your calendar for Friday, April 13th. Reserve your tickets by calling the temple office (604) 277-2323. General admission $20 Temple Members $15 ChildrenRead More →

The Living Dharma Centre Book Club will be starting again on March 1, 2018. The book that we will be reading and discussing is “Dharma Breeze” by Nobuo Haneda, a noted and respected Shin Scholar. This is an interesting and clear series of essays on Shin Buddhism grouped into 4 sections: Amida Buddha, The Pure Land, True Practice and General Topics. For this book no prior Buddhist knowledge is required or necessary. Within this book club we have everyone from absolute beginners in the study of the Buddha Dharma to more advanced learners. There are no wrong comments, only anRead More →

The temple has a number of beautiful Butsdudans that have been given to the temple when the owners had to downsize or give them up. If you are interested in one, they are available by donation, and you can contact Sensei for more information. Below are photos of three of the nicest ones, but there are several more.Read More →

Family Retreat @ Manning Park – Hosted by Vancouver Buddhist Temple May  19 – 20, 2018 **Early Bird Registration due:  February 28, 2018** Enjoy a weekend designed to promote fellowship between the various age groups within the families attending. Participate in activities, lectures and workshops. The event is open to anyone who is curious about or interested in the teachings of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism or is just a friend or family of someone who is. More….Read More →

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 →