Kamloops Buddhist Temple


The Spring Chow Mein Sale on March 21 has been  postponed to a later date.  

During this time of uncertainty with COVID-19, we wanted to take caution and postpone the fundraiser.  

If you have purchased a ticket for chow mein, please hold on to them to be used for the next sale.  We will contact you when a date has been decided on.  Otherwise, if you would like a refund, please contact your seller or Anna Kato to make arrangements for your refund.  

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause you.  

All temple services and activities are cancelled until the end of April. 

This affects Hanamatsuri and Keirokai scheduled for April 19.  Also, Socho Aoki's visit has been postponed.  

We have recently received a notice from  Bishop Tatsuya Aoki,  JSBTC , advising all temples to review activities scheduled for the next couple of months.  This includes services and cultural activities held in the temple.   He advised us to be cautious since we have members who are elderly.

The Steveston, Vancouver, Fraser Valley and Toronto temples are cancelling all services until the end of April.  The JSBTC AGM to be held in Lethbridge – April 24-26 has been cancelled.  

The Kamloops Buddhist Temple has decided to do the same. 

Please stay healthy and take care.

In Gassho, 

Board of Directors

Kamloops Buddhist Temple

Kamloops is a city in south central British Columbia, Canada, at the confluence of the two branches of the Thompson River and near Kamloops Lake. It is the largest community in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District.

The Kamloops Buddhist Temple was established over 60 years ago, and is a member Temple of the Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada.

Services are held on the first and third Sunday of each month, at 10:30 am. Reverend Yasuhiro Miyakawa leads the services, which are conducted in both English and Japanese.

Everyone is welcome to attend services and fully participate, or simply observe if you prefer. Reverend Miyakawa or a Temple Board member will be happy to answer any questions visitors may have.

The Temple is located at 361 Poplar Street in North Kamloops.

We encourage you to read the March 2020 Kamloops Newsletter where you can find a calendar of happenings in and around the Temple.

JSBTC Day in Kamloops is October 20, service at 10:30. Read the President's JSBTC Day Message and the Kamloops Socho's Message.

Please feel free to contact us at:

361 POPLAR ST Kamloops, British Columbia V2B 4B9 (250) 376-8516

For more information please email the Temple Secretary at [email protected].