Welcome to the Temple!


Have a safe and happy summer!

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 - summer closed, keep reading).  We have Gift Certificates!  Plus we accept Master Card and VISA.  Have you heard about The Living Dharma Centre Virtual Book Club Summer 2017 - follow the link for all the details (updated June 2017).  Although the Temple is largely closed during the summer months, the Dharma Door will be open by appointment to continue our services to the Sangha and community. During June July, and August, if you wish to access the Dharma Door, please call Genevra at 250-763-0764. We will resume regular hours again in September. 

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).

English Chanting led by Reverend Yasuhiro Miyakawa - Amida Sutra (Amida Kyo), and Hymn of True Shinjin & The Nembutsu (Shoshinge)