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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
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
HANAMATSURI 2020 will be "virtual" and there are two ways you can participate!You can view Rev. Ron Miyamura give his Hanamatsuri Dharma Talk "live" by going to MBT's Facebook page at 10:30 am on April 12th.Or you can view/'l [...]
MIDWEST BUDDHIST TEMPLE CURRENT STATUS Latest information as of April 2, 2020 As of 4/2 We invite members and friends to join MBT’s “live” services on Sundays at 10:30am. Simply visit MBT’s Facebook page and view Rev Ron [...]
On March 12, 2020 the Midwest Buddhist Temple announced that it was suspending all public services and activities until further notice. As we update our status we will post the most current information (click for the lates [...]
Zen Shin meditation is a unique Buddhist practice established by Rev. Koshin Ogui , a former resident minister at MBT and also former bishop of the Buddhist Churches of America. Zen Shin combines Shin Buddhism’s awareness of [...]
The Buddhist Churches of America has created a list of BCA Temples that provide audio or video feeds of their weekly services. Some of these feeds are live-streaming and some are recorded. To access the current list of BCA [...]
The Midwest Buddhist Temple is a temple of the Jodo Shinshu school of Buddhism, with roots in the Pure Land Buddhist tradition. Jodo Shinshu, also referred to as Shin Buddhism, was founded in Japan by Shinran Shonin (1173-126 [...]
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2020 Board of Trustees Installation Ceremony Carl Ichikawa, Marcus Moore, Roger Suekama, Albert Sora, Jim Chikaraishi, Rich Taura, Erin Chikaraishi, Kiku Taura, Rev. Ron Miyamura (above) Rev. Ron Miyamura (above),Joy Zva [...]
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.