The Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada Women's Federation (JSBTCWF) was established in the late 1970's to communicate and exchange ideas with Buddhist women’s groups across Canada. It was felt that a harmonious women’s group could set an example.
The JSBTCWF now consists of 10 chapters across Canada with many active members within the Calgary Temple itself. The JSBTCWF strives towards increasing awareness of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism as well as supporting worthwhile charitable organizations.
“Truly, we live a life of joy in the Nembutsu to come to understand it and share it with others.”
JSBTC Women's Federation (WF) Aims and Objectives
The purpose of the JSBTCWF shall be to promote harmony within the Sangha of Jodo Shin Buddhism.
A) The JSBTCWF shall promote close liaison among Canadian Buddhist women.
B) The JSBTCWF shall strive to raise to higher awareness “living the life of Buddhist Women”.
C) The JSBTCWF shall participate and assist both district and nationally affiliated groups in its activities, in keeping with the spirit of expanding the Buddhist Fellowship.
The JSBTCWF shall strive to propagate the Buddha Dharma.
Stamp out Waste – Recycling Postage Stamps
Millions of stamps
are thrown away every day which is a real waste of a valuable resource.
Next time you’re about to throw your unwanted envelopes into the garbage, take a couple of minutes to recycle the stamps and save them from going to waste! A jar is available at the back of the Calgary temple to drop off any and all used stamps. A quarter-inch margin around the stamp would be appreciated.
Foreign Coins: Do you have left-over foreign coins that you won’t be using in the future? The JSBTCWF is also collecting foreign coins in a fundraising effort for UNICEF, and can be left in the "stamp" jar as above.
Annually, across Canada, the Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temple of Canada Women's Federation (organization) designate one day when all donations go to the JSBTCWF for designation to worthwhile causes. Dana is to give without desire of receiving something in return.
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