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69th Annual Northwest Buddhist Convention

February 12-14, 2016, Ontario Oregon hosted by Idaho-Oregon Buddhist Temple

The 69th Annual Northwest Buddhist Convention is just around the corner. We are excited to announce Dr. Mark Blum as the keynote speaker. Dr. Blum is the author of "The Origins and Development of Pure Land Buddhism" (2002), co-editor of "Rennyo and the Roots of Modern Japanese Buddhism" (2005), "Cultivating Spirituality" (2011), and his translation from Chinese of "The Nirvana Sutra: Volume 1" (2013). He is currently working on completing "Think Buddha, Say Buddha: a history of nenbutsu thought, practice and culture."

IOBT is looking forward to hosting you at the 2016 Convention. You can Download the Complete Information Packet to make your participation easier. See you there!

The Obon Festival is an annual tradition at the Idaho-Oregon Buddhist Temple. It is attended by many church members, and non-church members, alike. Awesome food and dancing. It's always wonderful to see so many people having a great time and supporting the temple.

Please have a look at some of the happy, smiling faces in the Obon Photo Gallery.

Mindfulness Retreat

Sessions of Mindfulness – Walking meditation with mindful breathing and Nenbutsu recitation. Chanting ritual with mind-body engagement through voice activation and breath control. Dharma discussion of topics to move ourselves into meaningful action and purposeful living.

First and Third Wednesday evenings each month at 7:00PM.

Idaho-Oregon Buddhist Temple
286 SE 4th Street
Ontario, OR 97914

Please join us for Life Refreshment through BODY-MIND-SPIRIT settlement.
CONTACT: Rev. Joshin Dennis Fujimoto (208) 707-2021

Rev. Fujimoto Walking Meditation Video

To view Rev. Fujimoto's Nembutsu Walking Meditation Primer, please click here.

Shin Buddhism: Namo Amida Butsu

Article recently publised in the Argus Observer about IOBT can be found here at: Buddhist Religion.
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BCA Center for Buddhist Education

The Center for Buddhist Education was first inspired by Shinran Shonin's legacy. The mission of the Buddhist Churches of America - Center for Buddhist Education (CBE) is to provide diverse learning opportunities to deepen the understanding and appreciation of Buddha's wisdom and compassion among Sangha leaders and the broader community.

As an educational arm of the Buddhist Churches of America (BCA), CBE offers programs to support the continuing education of BCA ministers, training of ministers' assistants, temple leaders, dharma school teachers, youth groups, affiliated organizations and others interested in exploring Jodo Shinshu Buddhism in America.

Programs are developed in partnership with many entities within and beyond the BCA organization, including the Office of the Bishop, local BCA temples, and the Institute of Buddhist Studies.

We encourage everyone to learn more by visitng the CBE website.

BCA 21st Century Campaign

The BCA 21st Century Campaign continues to go forward in an attempt to secure the future of Jodo Shinshu in America.

Since moving to the Jodo Shinshu Center, the IBS has enjoyed a growth in the number of students. At the August 15th Trustee Meeting, it was announced that in the fall 2008 Semester, there are 14 IBS students and 29 students from the Graduate Theological Union attending Buddhist classes. There is the establishment of a chaplaincy program at IBS through association with two Buddhist Chaplain Centers. A major step has been taken to work toward the accreditation with the Western Association of Colleges and Universities.

The Center for Buddhist Education continues to develop strong programs for BCA members. In a month, four or five programs are presented with great response from the BCA membership at large. Programs for youth, Dharma School students and teachers, young adults, temple leaders are being conducted.

There is activity and growth because the BCA has a campus which focuses and enhances the programs being conducted.

The members of the Idaho-Oregon Buddhist Temple have always supported the educational programs of the BCA. Our temple members have been strong supporters of the BCA 21st Century Campaign. Some members continue to donate over and above their original pledge. We are grateful to all members who have contributed to the great cause of educational programs at the Jodo Shinshu Center.

The campaign continues. We ask all of our IOBT members to participate in the great endeavor of securing the future of our Buddhist Teaching in the United States. Please support the campaign.

Rev. Joshin Dennis Fujimoto

Pure Land Joggers and Striders

Pure Land Joggers and Striders (PLJS) is a club for runners, walkers, and anyone else who might stretch and exert a muscle or two during the course of the week. The IOBT Chapter of the Pure Land Joggers and Striders will be starting up this spring. Stay tuned for further information in the next few months, or contact Rev. Fujimoto at 208.707.2021

Reverend Joshin Dennis Fujimoto


Idaho Oregon Buddhist Temple
286 SE 4th Directions
PO Box 397 (mailing address)
Ontario, Oregon 97914
541-889-8562 (office)
541-889-8662 (fax)

Sunday Activity

9:00 am - Meditation
10:00 am - IOBT Choir Practice
10:30 am - Adult Study
11:00 am - Family Service

BCA Temple Websites

Seattle Betsuin
Tacoma Buddhist Temple
White River Buddhist Temple
Spokane Buddhist Temple
Oregon Buddhist Temple
Buddhist Churches of America

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