Welcome to the Hamilton Buddhist Temple Website!




We are sorry to say our regular temple services and meditation sessions have been suspended for the time being.  With COVID-19 now declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization, and with the spread of the virus impacting all aspects of life globally and here at home, we take this decision with everyone’s health and safety in mind.  


Please monitor the website for updates.  Thank you for your continued support.  Please remember to follow the safety guidelines, and remain safe and healthy.



This is our website for providing information to our current members and  potential new members alike.  It contains our schedule of services and events.  It contains descriptions of  our practices.  It provides resources and links for supporting your practice with us.


The Hamilton Buddhist Temple is one of many temples practising Jodo Shinshu Buddhism in Canada.  We are a member of the Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada (JSBTC).  Our head temple is located in Kyoto, Japan.  We have been in Hamilton since 1967.  Our temple is open to people who sincerely wish to learn and practice Jodo Shinshu Buddhism.


We meet once a month on Sunday at 11:00 am at the Canadian Japanese Cultural Centre of Hamilton, 45 Hempstead Drive, Hamilton, Ontario, L8W 2Y6.  We do not have any service in the month of August.  Please see the calendar of services and events.


If you have had a death in the family and would like to arrange a Jodo Shinshu Buddhist ceremony for them, please contact the Toronto Buddhist Church office, to check on availability of a minister, before scheduling services with the funeral home. The Toronto Buddhist Church office can be contacted at 416-534-4302.