As a registered Canadian charity, the Society manages the celebrated International Buddhist Temple in Richmond, British Columbia. The International Buddhist Temple delivers the philosophies of Buddhism to the Western world through meditation, traditional ceremonies, charitable giving, and the impeccable art of Chinese craftsmanship.
Here, the International Buddhist Society offers visitors insight into Buddhist values and beliefs, as well as details about the temple and its services to the public. We hope that this channel will provide a solid platform on which a compassionate community can grow, while practicing, studying and sharing the Dharma with the world.
Please browse through the pages, take our YouTube lessons, become a member, or find out how you can contribute to our many causes and initiatives. Whether you are a tourist, a practicing Buddhist, a follower of another religion or philosophy, or simply happened upon our website, these pages should give you a refreshing view on what the Buddha preached over 2,600 years ago. Get ready to inspire your mind and spirit!
The mission of the International Buddhist Society is to propagate Buddhism through its practice, and to educate all sentient beings on how to attain Enlightenment and purification of the mind. In general, Buddhism upholds the virtues of benevolence, perseverance, self-discipline, and charity. By living and studying Buddhism, we learn to be virtuous citizens while striving to free ourselves from the sufferings of reincarnation.
The Society follows the Buddha's teachings of philanthropy and selfless compassion by doing charitable work both locally and abroad. We also wish to enlighten all visitors to the temple, and enrich their lives with the philosophies of Buddhism through Chinese architecture, horticulture, painting, calligraphy, sculpture, and traditional ceremonies and rituals. Our temple provides a gathering place for people to experience Chinese heritage and Buddhist philosophy together, whether they come from Canada or across the world. The International Buddhist Temple is open to everyone, regardless of ethnicity, religion, nationality, age, or (dis)abilities.
OPENNING HOURS: Open daily from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Cafeteria "Taste of Zen" opening hours: 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM
開放時間： 每日開放，自 9:30 AM 至 5:30 PM 為止。香齋廚午膳開放時間: 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM
9160 Steveston Highway (between No. 3 and No. 4 Roads)
Richmond, B.C., Canada
Tel: (604) 274-2822
Point of Pride:
For its spectacular architecture and meticulous workmanship, the City of Richmond acknowledges the International Buddhist Temple as Richmond's "Point of Pride".
125th Centennial Award:
In 1993, the founders of the temple received the 125th Centennial Award from the Lieutenant Governor of Canada, for "Significant Contribution to the Canadian Community".
First place, Richmond Landscape and Garden Contest:
The temple has taken first place in the City of Richmond’s Landscape and Garden Contest for more than 10 years in a row, under the Church/Temple category. The awards gala is held each year at the Gateway Theatre in Richmond.