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
The upcoming Fall Mind/Body seminar will celebrate Rev. Koshin Ogui; who began these seminars many years ago. Rev. Ogui will be visiting Midwest Buddhist Temple that weekend for the last time before his retirement. He was ou [...]
From Japanese housewares, kitchen items and crystal glasses to electronics, toys and artwork, there is always something for everyone at the annual MBT Yard Sale. This year our Yard Sale will be on Saturday, September 16. The [...]
Please join us on September 2 at 2:30 pm for a special talk given by Rev. Kurt Rye of the Placer Buddhist Church. The topic of Rev. Rye's talk will be "Understanding Buddhism in Today's World." This event is open to the publ [...]
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.