Wednesday, December 05, 2018


Hi Sangha and Friends, 

Hi there,
If you should come across this blog in search of the Red Maple Sangha or Buddha-dharma in Renfrew County, please jump to our brand new site and blog.


We are now practicing in Pembroke. Check our schedule out. 

Also note:
The former Tendai Canada and RMS websites are no longer active.

in the Dharma, 
Innen, doshu
Jiho, doshu-in-training

Wednesday, March 14, 2018


Hi Sangha and Friends,

Our next practice is scheduled for this weekend in Renfrew. We will discuss the final of our 8 Precepts.
The text of the February dharma talk, Precept 7 - Difficult Emotions - is now available as a text document  https://www.dropbox.com/s/75c1z6fxwc41des/DHARMA%20TALK%20FEB%20%202018.pdf?dl=0

and a podcast. here

in the Dharma, 
Innen, doshu and 
Jiho, doshu-in-training

Sunday, February 11, 2018


Hi Sangha and Friends, 

  • We are very pleased to announce that we have a new practice site in Pembroke. Finding and securing this space proved to be a bigger challenge than we imagined, after so many simple years at the Marguerite Centre (no longer available). We will be establishing a second monthly practice session on the 1st Saturday of the month, beginning Saturday, March 3, 9.00 am-10.30am.
    Our new location is at the Pembroke Heritage Manor, at 1111 Pembroke St W. Which is just East of Valu Village.
  • We recently offered our 2016 text of the Visualization Sutra talks to the broader Tendai community and were pleased to be able to share this with several other sanghas, including the Templo Budista Tendai de Puerto Rico
  • Plans are in process for Innen to offer a set of 8-10 introductory talks on Buddhist teaching, Monday evenings at the Heritage Manor location. Dates will likely be mid-March to mid-April with details to come later.

and don't forget to reserve your place for our new slideshow...

.... in the Dharma, Innen, doshu

Saturday, January 20, 2018


Hi Sangha and Friends, .

We held our Annual Intentions service this morning. The details are posted on the Intentions link above.
We were additionally supported by this new gift from our Dharma-brother, Koshin Bower.This wooden plaque, shown here, beside our altar KwanYin is a meritorious presence. 
He writes:
This is an o-fuda. At the completion of my Shido-kegyo (advanced clerical training in Japan) I hand wrote several of these. They are talismans meant to inspire and protect. They are manifestations of Fudo-myo-o (see link below)

We bow in thanks to Koshin and appreciate his support.

for more on Fudo read here: http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/fudo.html

in the Dharma, 
Innen, doshu
Jiho, doshu-in-training

Thursday, January 04, 2018


On behalf of myself, Jiho and our families ,

We all have our reasons to celebrate the passing year and we all have our challenges as we move into the New Year. The Buddha-dharma offers us an unparalleled resource to accompany us into the coming year,and may we wish you and your families all the very best .

The great Japanese teacher, Nichiren, writes:
making offerings at the beginning of the New Year is like cherry blossoms blooming from the trees, a lotus unfolding in a pond, sandalwood leaves in the Snow Mountains or the new moon beginning to rise.

We wish you all the best as this new year, like a new moon, rises over your lives, and blossoms like the cherry trees.

May you find joy and wisdom in this coming year,
Innen and Jiho
Red Maple Tendai Sangha
Renfrew, Ontario
January 1, 2018
om namu amida butsu

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Hi Sangha and Friends,
This is our segaki-dan (Hungry Ghost Altar) from yesterday's service. It was a touching , impactful and funny event. Thanks to all for joining in the celebration.

.... in the Dharma, Innen, doshu

Wednesday, November 22, 2017


Hi Sangha and Friends, .... in the Dharma, Innen, doshu

We are hosting our o-Higan and Segaki-e event this weekend.
These are wonderful events, full of personal meaning, where we both acknowledge those who have impacted our lives and passed recently and make a symbolic statement about the afterlife, with Segaki-e, the celebration for Hungry Ghosts.

We are mounting the special Segaki-dan, the altar for Ghosts and we will perform the temple circumambulation-chanting ceremony.

If you would like to participate, contact us,
Innen, doshu