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All Events of the Year

Ceremonies & Activities Date Time Description
Buddha Sakyamuni Enlightenment Day 2017-01-05 9:00 - 10:45 AM Chanting Congregation / Luncheon Serving / Dharma Talk
Offerings to Devalokas (Gratitude for Blessings) 2017-01-15 8:30 - 10:45 AM Offerings to Triratna & all Devalokas
Chinese New Year Flower Bazaar 2017-01-21 to 2017-01-28 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Visitors can experience Chinese New Year celebrations with traditional blessing couplets, auspicious flowers, snacks and foods and much more.
* All sales will be donated to temple*
Chinese New Year's Eve 2017-01-27 10:00 AM - 12:00 Midnight Visitors can experience Chinese New Year celebrations with traditional blessing couplets, auspicious flowers, snacks and foods and much more.
* All sales will be donated to temple*
Maitreya Bodhisattva Birthday 2017-01-28 9:00 - 10:45 AM Chanting Congregation / Luncheon Serving / Dharma Talk
Offerings to Devalokas (For New Year Blessings) 2017-02-05 8:30 - 10:45 AM Offerings to Triratna & all Devalokas
Buddha Sakyamuni Ordination Day 2017-03-05 9:30 - 11:15 AM Chanting Congregation / Luncheon Serving / Dharma Talk
Buddha Sakyamuni Nirvana Day 2017-03-12 9:30 - 11:15 AM Chanting Congregation / Luncheon Serving / Dharma Talk
Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva Birthday 2017-03-16 9:30 - 11:15 AM Chanting Congregation / Dharma Talk
* (Free lunch to cultivate merits of friendship) *
Samantabhadra Bodhisattva Birthday 2017-03-18 9:30 - 11:15 AM Chanting Congregation / Luncheon Serving / Dharma Talk
Ching Ming Festival – 7 days worship (Ancestry Remembrance Festival) 2017-04-04 to 2017-04-10 9:30 - 11:15 AM 1:30 - 4:00 PM Chanting of Emperor Liang Repentence Bowing for benefits of the Ancestors
Ching Ming Festival 2017-04-10 6:00 - 9:00 PM "Mung Shan" Food Offering to the Deceased
Manjusri Bodhisattva Birthday 2017-04-29 9:30 - 11:15 AM Chanting Congregation / Luncheon Serving / Dharma Talk
Buddha Sakyamuni Birthday 2017-05-03 9:30 - 11:15 AM Ceremony of Bathing the Baby Buddha Sakyamuni
Chanting Congregation / Dharma Talk
* (Free lunch to cultivate merits of friendship) *
Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva Enlightenment Day 2017-07-12 9:30 - 11:15 AM Chanting Congregation / Dharma Talk
* (Free lunch to cultivate merits of friendship) *
Seniors' Day 2017-07-29 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM Special event honouring seniors in the community.
Prayer sessions, gifts and entertainment, raffle prizes.
* (Free lunch to Seniors ) *
Temporary Ordination and Eight Precepts Retreat 2017-08-15 to 2017-08-23 Experiencing the monastic life for 7 days.
Ullambana Festival – 7 days worship (Ancestry Remembrance Festival) 2017-08-30 to 2017-09-05 9:30 - 11:15 AM, 1:30 - 4:00 PM Chanting of Emperor Liang Repentence Sutra for benefits of the Ancestors
Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva Birthday 2017-09-03 9:30 - 11:15 AM Chanting Congregation / Luncheon Serving / Dharma Talk
Ullambana Festival 2017-09-05 6:00 - 9:00 PM "Mung Shan" Food Offering to the Deceased
Ullambana Festival 2017-09-05 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM Buddha's Rejoice Day , offerings to the Sangha members
Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Birthday 2017-09-19 9:30 - 11:15 AM Chanting Congregation / Luncheon Serving / Dharma Talk
Chung Yeung Festival – 3 days worship (Ancestry Remembrance Festival) 2017-10-27 to 2017-10-29 9:30 - 11:15 AM, 1:30 - 4:00 PM Chanting of The Original Vows of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Sutra
Chung Yeung Festival 2017-10-29 6:00 - 9:00 PM "Mung Shan" Food Offering to the Deceased
Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva Ordination Day 2017-11-07 9:30 - 11:15 AM Chanting Congregation / Dharma Talk
* (Free lunch to cultivate merits of friendship) *
Buddha of Medicine Birthday 2017-11-17 9:30 - 11:15 AM Chanting Congregation / Luncheon Serving / Dharma Talk

Weekly & Monthly Events

Ceremonies & Activities Dates Time Description
Meditation Class in Chinese Every Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 PM (Winter) 1:30 - 3:30 PM (Summer)

Meditation for all ages and all levels to experience the tranquility of mind with Dharma talks and lectures on Buddhism

Sutra of Medicine Buddha Every Full moon day 1:00 - 2:00 PM (Winter) 1:30 - 2:30 PM (Summer)

Chanting Congregation

The Diamond Sutra Every Full moon day 9:00 - 10:45 AM (Winter) 9:30 - 11:15 AM (Summer)

Chanting Congregation / Luncheon Serving / Dharma Talk

Meditation Class and Buddhist Lecture in English Every Saturday 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Meditation for all ages and all levels.
Come experience the tranquility of mind and listen to Dharma talks and lectures on Buddhism.

Ceremony of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva Every New moon day 9:00 - 10:45 AM (Winter), 9:30 - 11:15 AM (Summer)

The Greate Compassionate Repentance Bowing
Free distribution of bottled Holy Water

Ceremony of Buddha of Medicine Every Sunday 9:00 - 10:45 AM Winter, 9:30 - 11:15 AM Summer

The Buddha of Medicine Repentance Bowing

  • Our Temple will hold various special dharma propagandizing activities such as: Dharma lectures, chanting congregations, meditation classes, 7 days retreat of Zen or Pure Land practice. Details will be announced separately.
  • After the chanting congregation, we provide luncheon serving and short Buddha dharma talk in Cantonese/Mandarin.
  • After meditation session, we provide luncheon serving and short dharma talk in English.
  • Free admission to the Temple and the above ceremonies and activities. Donations gratefully accepted.
  • Zen Kitchen for vegetarian meals opens 7 days a week at the Ground Floor of the Thousand Buddha Hall Building from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Ceremonies and activities may be subject to change.
  • The Temple opens seven days a week from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Please contact our staff by phone at (604)274-2822 or by email at temple@buddhisttemple.ca with any inquiries