Events Around the Year

Event NameDateTimeDescription
Temporary Ordination & Eight Precepts RetreatFrom 2017-08-16 to 2017-08-22All dayExperience the monastic life for 7 days at our Buddhist temple. Participants will attend classes on meditation, Buddhist morality and the eight precepts, Buddhist etiquette, chanting and more. Retreat is for adults only. Children are allowed if accompanied by an adult.
Ullambana (Ancestry Remembrance) FestivalFrom 2017-08-30 to 2017-09-0509:30am to 04:00pmDuring the Ullambana Festival, we remember and pay respects to our ancestors by chanting the Emperor Liang Repentance Sutra, dedicating the merits for the deceased.
King Peacock Sutra Chanting Ceremony for BC Wildfires2017-09-1008:30am to 04:00pmThe BC Wildfires continue to burn down the precious trees and forests of our province, destroying our wildlife and causing numerous families in affected areas to evacuate their homes. The International Buddhist Temple will conduct a special King Peacock Sutra Chanting Ceremony to pray for rain and for the victims who have been affected by this year's devastating wildfire. Event Date: September 10, 2017 Event Time: 8:30AM to 4:00PM Location: Main Gracious Hall (Buddhist temple) Please register for this event in-person at the Buddhist temple or by filling out the below form.  
Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Birthday2017-09-1909:30am to 11:30amChanting Congregation / Luncheon Serving / Dharma Talk
Chung Yeung Festival (Ancestry Remembrance)From 2017-10-27 to 2017-10-2909:30am to 04:00pm3 Days Worship - Chanting of The Original Vows of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Sutra. "Mung Shan" Food Offering to the Deceased on Sunday, Oct. 29th from 6:00-9:00PM.
Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva Ordination Day2017-11-0709:00am to 12:30pmChanting Congregation / Complimentary Luncheon Serving / Dharma Talk
Buddha of Medicine Birthday2017-11-1709:00am to 12:30pmChanting Congregation / Complimentary Luncheon Serving / Dharma Talk

Recurring Events

Event NameDateTimeDescription
The Great Compassion Repentance CeremonyEvery Lunar Month
On 1st Day
09:30am to 11:30amCome join us on the 1st day of every lunar month for The Great Compassion Repentance Ceremony in our Gracious Hall. All are welcome. A complementary vegan lunch is offered at 11:30AM to all participants.
Saturday Morning Meditation & Dharma TalkEvery Week
On Sat
09:00am to 11:30amCome experience tranquility of mind by learning meditation at the Buddhist temple. Whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced practitioner, benefit from the collective energy of group meditation! For first-time comers, instruction will be given on the different forms of Buddhist meditation. After the first sitting session, a Dharma talk will be given on the Buddhist philosophy and teachings. A complementary vegan lunch is offered at 11:30AM to all participants. All ages and skill levels are welcome. For newcomers or anyone interested in finding out details about our Saturday morning meditation session, please also visit our meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/Morning-Meditation-Session-International-Buddhist-Temple/
Medicine Buddha Repentance CeremonyEvery Week
On Sun
09:00am to 11:00amCome join us for our Medicine Buddha Repentance Ceremony every Sunday in our Gracious Hall. All are welcome. A complementary vegan lunch is offered at 11:30AM to all participants.
Medicine Buddha Sutra Chanting SessionEvery Lunar Month
On 15th Day
01:30pm to 02:30pmCome join us on the 15th day of every lunar month to chant the Medicine Buddha Sutra in our Thousand Buddha Hall. All are welcome.
Diamond Sutra Chanting SessionEvery Lunar Month
On 15th Day
09:30am to 11:30amCome join us on the 15th day of every lunar month to chant the Diamond Sutra in our Gracious Hall. All are welcome. A complementary vegan lunch is offered at 11:30AM to all participants.