The Midwest Buddhist Temple is honored to host the 2017 Eastern Buddhist League Conference on September 1-3. We welcome all Eastern District members! LEARN MORE
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. LEARN MORE
Bring your children to learn the basics of Buddhism and how life experiences and our religion relate. LEARN MORE
Visit our MBT Legacy Garden, which honors the Japanese-Americans who founded the temple in 1944 after their release from the U.S. internment camps of World War II. LEARN MORE
What’s happening at MBT
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 H [...]
As a teen, you are in a transformation period and transition to the freedom and responsibility of adulthood. There are many new demands, new roles, and changes to experience, including physical, psychological, emotional, soci [...]
Join MBT on the weekend of August 11-13 for our 62nd annual Ginza Holiday Festival. Come for your favorite Ginza offerings: our Chicken Teriyaki and other menu favorites, our exciting stage presentations featuring Taiko, Mar [...]
Often words used during Buddhist services may be difficult to understand and sometimes even misunderstood. As a part of our Buddhist Education offerings, we will hold three classes explaining some of the terminology and conc [...]
Join us on June 17 for Family Fun Night (also known as Katei Night). You and your family will enjoy a spaghetti dinner, play bingo, and be entertained by a magician, Joe Bennett! when: June 17 4pm-8pm where: MBT suggested do [...]
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.