Friday, December 07, 2018

How People Found This Place

I haven't done a search word poem/list for a long time...

Search words that led folks here....

recurring jokes in some like it hot
contemporary real life goddesses
candy minx
some like it hot type o blood
moments that changed rock
pirates xxx
porn in kitimat
Duck Duck boo
cormac mccarthy LSD
automajik the band
toy story black friday
difference between happening and performance
taste of chicago buddhism
porn kitimat
le réseau ferroviaire en europe
Starbuck, first mate: it is our task in life to kill whales, to finish oil for the lamps of the world. If we perform that task well and faith fully...
porn in kitimat

Toronto Buddhist Temple


Reverend Patti Nakai was a guest speaker in Toronto during her attendance at the Parliament of World Religions. I was very excited to see this sister temple to ours in Chicago.

Reverend Patti was too tiny for the microphone and dais so the Toronto minister helped get her situated.

This building was built in 2006, the same year as the Chicago building I attend.

The temple has a "child room" where one can be with an infant or sit here and not worry about making noise. They have an audio feed of services as well as a tv monitor with close ups of services. It's very snazzy!

I enjoyed seeing their library and study area. This temple has a much bigger congregation than Chicago, more people attend too.

Another view from the above quiet room.

Because I do a lot of stuff with the kitchen in Chicago I was keen to look at the kitchen set up in Toronto. It is fabulous!

Friends of Reverend Patti and her husband Gary. Everyone told me how lucky we were to have her as a minister and Gary as such a hands on person at the Chicago temple. Yes we are!

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Margeret Atwood




Reverend Patti Nakai and I has front tow seats for an interview with Margeret Atwood. She was talking about women and environmental activism at the Parliment Of World Religions. Makes sense right since she has invented a religion herself (The Handmaids Tale!!!!) Atwood was funny charming and  wise.

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

One Day At BTC Open House


Buddha's birthday on the same day as one of our Open House events.
We had over 800 visitors.

Wooden carvings. I will write more about these in a bit.

Open House Chicago


This is us going for orientation in 2016 to be a part of Open House Chicago. The event is where hundreds of buildings are open to the public to explore. The Buddhist Temple of Chicago was a new addition....the pics below are from this year...
In 2016 we stopped at The Russian Tearoom.


2018, this past October we went to the opening reception. What a grand atmosphere!
2018 We went to

Art Instute Visit