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
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
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 8. The [...]
EBL CONFERENCE AUG 31 - SEP 2 HOSTED BY TORONTO BUDDHIST CHURCH Special note from the Toronto Buddhist Church to MBT Members: We are delighted to invite you to attend the 2018 Eastern Buddhist League Conference hosted by th [...]
The Midwest Buddhist Temple, a member temple of Buddhist Churches of America, strongly agrees with the statements of our Bishop, Rev. Kodo Umezu, and BCA President, Richard A. Stambul. The memory of the WWII incarceration of [...]
Help us keep the many programs at MBT going by supporting our Annual Pledge Drive.
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 [...]
On Saturday, July 7 at 8:00 pm in the temple parking lot, the chochin lanterns will hang above our temple parking lot. The cars will be gone, replaced with a ring of chairs, a stage for a taiko drum. And as nighttime falls, [...]
Join MBT on the weekend of August 10-12 for our 63nd annual Ginza Holiday Festival. Come for your favorite Ginza offerings: our Chicken Teriyaki and other menu favorites, our exciting stage presentations featuring Taiko, Ma [...]
Calling on Volunteers We need volunteers all 3 days to work at our Ginza Holiday Festival. If you are interested in helping, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. You will be contacted b [...]
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.