Welcome to 'A PIECE OF JAPANESE HERITAGE' celebrating Asian Heritage Month at the Kelowna Buddhist Temple, SATURDAY, MAY 13 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Displayed and for sale will be antique Japanese kimonos, ukatas (summer kimono), obi, sandals and accessories. Dishes, lacquer ware, art and ornaments will also be available. Featuring: Sushi Demonstration, Origami, Calligraphy, Maritial Arts, Yamabiko Taiko, Temple Tours and Dharma Door Book Store.
We have a book for you - from Children, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced books for anyone interested in studying Buddhism. Our book store, called "Dharma Door" has hours of Saturday 11am till 2pm, and during any services or functions (closed long weekends or holidays). We have Gift Certificates! Plus we accept Master Card and VISA. Have you heard about the Living Dharma Centre Virtual Book/Study Club - follow the link for all the details (updated Jan 2017).
Thank you for visiting our Website, we welcome you to visit our Pure Land Buddhism Temple and share in the teachings of Shinran Shonin (see 'contact us' for location). One of the most common questions we receive is "Is your Temple open for anyone that is interested in Buddhism?" - Most definitely, we have a resident Minister who will welcome your questions. "Yes" most of our services are in English and we do chant in English (see below). "Yes" kids are welcome! The other very common question relates to "Meditation?" - please see the upcoming events section of the web site or read our newsletter for dates and times.
We encourage you to contact us, should you have any further questions about our religion, Temple activities or wish to be included in our distribution list for our free monthly newsletter. Please check the Links , where you will find articles and information of further interest if you are new to Buddhism and looking for information about Jodo Shinshu Buddhism. One day let us welcome you as a member of our Temple. Links to other Okanagan Temples listed below.
The Buddha felt that the Dharma should be freely given and while this is so, it costs money to maintain the Temple, because of that we rely on your generous donations however large or small (see Donate Today link below).