FOR ONLINE SERVICES, please send a request to Sensei, so he can invite you.

See the Dharma Talk Youtube Playlist FOr all recorded services.





テッド阿久根 会長
グラント生田 開教師

Dear Friends of the Dharma,

As we cautiously move into phase 3 of the Covid 19 Pandemic recovery, the Provincial Government continues to ask us to remain vigilant in the ongoing battle against the spreading of the Covid 19 virus.

From last month, we began opening the temple for some in person participation while following the strict social distancing guidelines set forth by the Provincial Government. We have also been continuing with holding regular services, including the Shotsuki services using the social media platform Zoom Meetings. For the foreseeable future, we are planning on continuing with this format. We encourage you to use this platform where all possible and please contact Rev. Ikuta at to receive an invitation to join the service. If you have never tried the Zoom Sunday Service, we highly recommend that you do as you will be in for an uplifting experience.

Again, for only those who may not be able to access the Zoom Meeting platform, we can accommodate up to 40 people participating in person at any one service. All our English Sunday services are now starting at 10:00 am with a Japanese service following it at 11:30 am. Please contact the temple ahead of time to reserve your space for the Sunday service as we will be turning away people once we reach the capacity number. The following is a schedule of upcoming services:
Sunday, July 4th
10:00 am – Live and on Zoom – Shotsuki Monthly Memorial Service (English)
11:30 am – Live and on Zoom – Shotsuki Monthly Memorial Service (Japanese)
Sunday, July 11th
10:00 am – Live and on Zoom – Regular Sunday Service (English)
11:30 am – Live and on Zoom – regular Sunday Service (Japanese)
Saturday, July 17th
10:00 am – Live and on Zoom – Obon Nokotsudo Service
Sunday, July 18th
9:30 am – Live and on Zoom – Steveston Buddhist Temple Hatsubon Service
(in person participation restricted to up to 4 members from Each Hatsubon family).
10:30 am – Live and on Zoom – Obon Service (English & Japanese)
Sunday, July 25th
10:00 am – Live and on Zoom – Regular Sunday Service (English)
11:30 am – Live and on Zoom – Regular Sunday Service (Japanese)
Sunday, August 1st
10:00 am – Live and on Zoom – Shotsuki Monthly Memorial Service (English)
11:30 am – Live and on Zoom – Shotsuki Monthly Memorial Service (Japanese)
Sunday, August 8th, 15th and 22nd
0:00 am – Live and on Zoom – Regular Sunday Service (English)
11:30 am – Live and on Zoom – Regular Sunday Service (Japanese)
August 23rd – September 6th Rev. Ikuta on Summer Holidays. No Services during this period.
Regular services to resume on September 13th with the Shotsuki Memorial Services.

We thank you for your ongoing cooperation and understanding and we look forward to continuing serving you to the best of our ability. Please visit our website for any updates as well as to watch Dharma services uploaded by Rev. Ikuta. Please remain vigilant by taking care of your personal hygiene and may you all stay well during this time. Thank you for your continued support of the temple.
In Gassho,
Namo Amida Butsu

Ted Akune, President &
Grant Ikuta, Minister




Every Sunday:
10:00 am – English Dharma Service
11:30 am – Japanese Dharma Service
Wednesdays: Taiko
Thursday & Friday: Meditation
午前10時30分 -英語の常例法座
午前11時30分 -日本語の常例法座

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Welcome to the Steveston Buddhist Temple

The Steveston Buddhist Temple has been spreading the Dharma to many generations of people since 1928, and has continued to serve its members and the community from that time through to today. Our regular Sunday Family Service is an excellent opportunity for families and friends to listen to the Dharma together, and various esteemed guest ministers are invited to speak at special Buddhist services throughout the year. There is also a Monthly Memorial Services for everyone to show our gratitude and respect to parents and relatives who have passed away.

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