Our temple, affiliated with the Buddhist Churches of America and the Nishi Hongwanji in Kyoto, Japan, follows the teachings of the Jodo Shinshu, or The Pure Land School. LEARN MORE
Meet some of the faces you might see when you visit the Midwest Buddhist Temple by watching our short video "We Are MBT." Like them, you, too, are MBT. LEARN MORE
Join us at our Sunday services and recite the Nembutsu to become one with Amida Buddha and transcend the petty selfishness of the individual. LEARN MORE
The biggest thrill at our annual Mochi-Tsuki: Picking up a wooden mallet and joining the pounding. The next biggest thrill: Watching! LEARN MORE
Bring your children to learn the basics of Buddhism and how life experiences and our religion relate. LEARN MORE
What’s happening at MBT
The Midwest Buddhist Temple is a temple of the Jodo Shinshu school of Buddhism, with roots in the Pure Land Buddhist tradition. Jodo Shinshu, also referred to as Shin Buddhism, was founded in Japan by Shinran Shonin (1173-1262). It was Shinran Shonin who made Buddhist teachings accessible to people of all walks of life—in […]
From time to time, the temple is honored to be included in the bequest of a member or friend. We recently received a generous gift from the estate of Ms. Ayako Hamamoto, one of our longtime members.
She was born in Vacaville, CA, in 1921 but returned to Wakayama, Japan, with her family as a young […]
In addition to yoga and Zen Shin meditation, the daylong Spring Mind-Body Seminar will be devoted to haiku—both the traditional poetry form and a new type developed by two art therapy students from the School of the Art Institue of Chicago.
Jason Gans is one the students who turned the Japanese poetry form into a […]
Is there something about Shin Buddhism or the Midwest Buddhist Temple that you’ve been wondering about and would love to have some one-on-one time with Rev. Ron Miyamura to ask him? You’ve got it. And no appointment’s needed – just visit our new Ask Rev. Ron page where you can submit your question and read […]
Thank you for visiting the Midwest Buddhist Temple website. Whether you are just beginning on your journey seeking knowledge about Buddhism and Jodo Shinshu Buddhism or you have long been a friend of the Midwest Buddhist Temple, we hope that you find the site to be an engaging, informative resource. That is our goal.
We are grateful for the support of our Sangha (the temple members), many of whom contributed thoughtful suggestions, articles and photography. We are also grateful to the Buddhist Churches of America (BCA), with which our temple is affiliated and from whose publications we have drawn.