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Kamloops Buddhist Temple

Jodo Shinshu


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February 1948: Founded as The Kamloops Buddhist Church Society. The Buddhist Ladies Association was also formed.

1958: Incorporated

1955/1956: Two lots purchased at 361 Poplar Street. Construction begins.

31 March 1956: Dedication services for the building. Two lots purchased across the street a few years later for parking.

November 1957: For the first time, a convention was held in Kamloops by the BC Young Buddhist League and the BC Buddhist Sunday School Teachers' League.

Meeting Places

Leadership History

Rev. Koyo Okuda

Rev. S Ikuta

Current: Rev Naoki Hirano

Congregation Website

Meeting Times

1st and 3rd Sundays, 10:30am

Information Sources/More Information

Congregation Facebook page

1957. "Buddhist Sunday School Teachers' Convention". Kamloops Daily Sentinel. 16 November 1957. A08.

1969. "Church of the Week". Kamloops Daily Sentinel. 18 January 1969. A12.

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