Our temple, affiliated with the Buddhist Churches of America and the Nishi Hongwanji in Kyoto, Japan, follows the teachings of the Jodo Shinshu, or The Pure Land School. LEARN MORE
Join us at our Sunday services and recite the Nembutsu to become one with Amida Buddha and transcend the petty selfishness of the individual. LEARN MORE
Meet some of the faces you might see when you visit the Midwest Buddhist Temple by watching our short video "We Are MBT." Like them, you, too, are MBT. WATCH OUR VIDEO
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What’s happening at MBT
Pictured below is the installation ceremony for the 2017 Board of Trustees. MBT Welcomes new Board of Trustee members Jason Matsumoto and Andrew Park. Visit our Board of Trustee page to meet all of our 2017 Board members. &n [...]
Family Service Hanamatsuri Bon Odori Ginza Holiday Shinnen Enkai Legacy Garden Dear Members and Friends: We thank you for your participation in our temple activities (a few are displayed above). It [...]
Kazuko Golden, producer of “A Song For Manzanar,” joins Jason Matsumoto, left, and Eugene Park, producers of "The Orange Story." A trilogy of films relating to the incarceration of Japanese-Americans during World War II ma [...]
On Dec. 24, around 20 adults and children helped cook an elaborate dinner and fill gift bags for Sarah’s Circle, a women’s shelter in Uptown. Our dinner menu consisted of turkey, ham, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, candied [...]
Read our Mochi-Tuski Bulletin article: Mochi-Tsuki 2016 is over, our 52nd year at the MBT. More correctly, we were still the MBC (Midwest Buddhist Church) in that first year:1965. Over the recent years, we evolved to a stand [...]
Minyo founder Michi Ichikawa is joined by Doris Endo, one of the original group members, and daughter Elaine Miyamura, current Minyo leader The Midwest Minyo Group was formed in 1965 as an informal club looking to enjoy tr [...]
Mark you calendars for January 29 when we'll celebrate Shinnen Enkai 2017! Shinnen Enkai is the temple’s year-end general meeting and New Year celebration. Just after Family Service, a general meeting is conducted by the Boar [...]
Saturday Afternoon at the Japanese Cinema is a monthly event showcasing Japanese movies. The movie and snacks are free courtesy of the MBT Sangha (temple members). Movies are shown each month except when the temple's Social [...]
Thank you for visiting the Midwest Buddhist Temple website. Whether you are just beginning on your journey seeking knowledge about Buddhism and Jodo Shinshu Buddhism or you have long been a friend of the Midwest Buddhist Temple, we hope that you find the site to be an engaging, informative resource. That is our goal.
We are grateful for the support of our Sangha (the temple members), many of whom contributed thoughtful suggestions, articles and photography. We are also grateful to the Buddhist Churches of America (BCA), with which our temple is affiliated and from whose publications we have drawn.