BTC is a diverse Buddhist temple in the historic Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. Visit Sundays at 11 am for weekly English service (newcomer guide), explore our educational classes, meditate on Thursdays & Sundays, and drop in on our many cultural offerings and events. Check the Calendar for regular classes and Facebook page for the most recent updates. Everyone is welcome. Directions and parking info are at the bottom of the page.  


This 1960’s mystery package was raffled (and opened) on Sunday!

Thank you to everybody who made the anniversary celebration a success!  The ALL ANNIVERSARY PAGE will be updated soon with pictures, etc. 

Legacy Pages. Find out how to add your family member here.

Featured legacy members:  Masato and Haruko Tademoto  Fun fact:  Harky used to clean the temple every week and is famous for being the fastest person ever.  This is an amazing achievement for anyone, but she was cleaning in her late 80’s. 

Photo Archives. We are establishing a photographic archive of  BTC. Contact btctreas@gmail.com for more info.

The new fall education schedule is up (click image):

  • Special Events for 2019 (dates subject to change):
    • First Sunday of every month – Shotsuki Hoyo (monthly memorial service)
    • October 8 – 75th Anniversary!
    • October 19-20 – Open House Chicago
    • October 27 – Halloween Party
    • November 24 – Ho-on-ko (Shinran memorial)
    • December 8 – Bodhi Day
    • December 29 – Year-End Service, Mochi-tsuki
    • January 1, 2020 – New Year’s Day Service

Photos from visitors, temple members, and Sam Lee Photo

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