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Whether you’re looking to get involved with temple groups, participate in fun activities, or be a part of the broader temple community; There’s something for everyone!


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Buddhist Dana Association

About: The BDA/BWA is primarily a service organization offering assistance to sangha members with funeral and memorial services. The members also support the elderly and the community with outreach programs. It is a vital link between the temple and the community by sharing and living the Nembutsu. The association also promotes a close relationship between the Dharma School and the Young Buddhist Association (YBA).

2023 Dharma School Picnic

TSDBT Dharma School

Organizers: Stevie Lo & Shannon Umetani
Contact Email: 
Meeting Time(s): September to May; 09:30 AM family service followed by classes
Annual Dues (Temple Members): $15 per student
Annual Dues (Non-Members): $25 per student

2023 – 24 Registration:

About: Dharma School classes are offered immediately following family service, for children ranging in ages from preschool through 12th grade. Each month during service and classes, children are introduced to Buddhist concepts (such as gratitude, compassion, interconnection, oneness, etc.) through activities, stories, crafts, service projects, and more. Our mission is to provide an inclusive space to learn about Jodo Shinshu Buddhism and how to incorporate the Dharma teachings into our daily lives.

Our age-appropriate classes are led by volunteer teachers under the guidance of the temple ministers. Throughout the school year, Dharma School also hosts a variety of family-friendly events such as bake sales, breakfasts, turkey bingo, special services, and an end-of-year picnic. All interested students and families are welcome throughout the school year. 

TSDBT Young Buddhists Association

Craig H & Sarah P (Click to Email)
Meeting Time(s): Sundays, 10:15 to 11:00 AM

About: The Young Buddhists Association (YBA) is a group for high school students in dharma school. This group volunteers around the temple and seeks to continue our Buddhist education. Annually, we host Mochitsuki, brunches, Keirokai, and Akimatsuri.


DBT Aikido, Sports, Activities

DBT Aikido

Organizer: Ron Abo
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (720) 236-7977
Children & Adult Classes:
Mondays & Thursdays, 5:30 – 7:30 PM 
Monthly Dues (Temple Members):
Adults – $35
Children – $20
Additional Children – $10
Monthly Dues (Non-Members):
Adults – $50
Children – $25
Additional Children – $15

About: DBT Aikido was founded as an affiliate organization of the Denver Buddhist Temple in the 1995 by Shihan-dai, Ronald Abo, Rokudan (sixth degree black belt), and his wife Lisa Abo, Sandan (third degree black belt). Their son Ryan Abo, Sandan, now assists in teaching class. Sensei Ron Abo has practiced Aikido since 1978. DBT Aikido is a founding member of Tomiki Sports Aikido USA.

Please take a ticket from the machine and park in the garage off 20th and Larimer. Enter through the orange door on the 2nd level. You will be issued a parking voucher on your departure.

DBT Judo

DBT Judo

Contact Email: 
Contact Phone:
(720) 443-2753
Beginner Classes: Varies by quarter
Adult Classes: Mondays & Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:00 PM 
Monthly Dues (Temple Members):
First Member – $50
Additional Household Members – $15
Monthly Dues (Non-Members):
First Member – $52.25
Additional Household Members – $17.25

About: DBT Judo (formally known as Denver Buddhist Temple Judo Dojo) began teaching judo in 1953.  People from all walks of life enjoy judo for recreation, physical fitness, competition, and self-defense. It makes an excellent introduction into the world of martial arts for people of all ages, and is an outstanding way for children to learn respect, discipline, self-defense and a positive, focused mental attitude.

It is absolutely not necessary for participants to be either a member of the temple or Buddhist to be part of our club; Everyone is welcome.

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TSDBT Karaoke Club

Organizer: Richard Yoshida (Click to Email)
Contact Phone: (720) 369-5195
Meeting Time(s): 2nd and 4th Tuesday mornings of every month
Annual Dues (Temple Members): $30
Annual Dues (Non-Members): $50

About: As a club, we learn and practice a range of songs, primarily Traditional Japanese Enka, Modernized Japanese Enka, and Japanese songs made popular over the years. Club members often perform at events such as the Annual Tri-State/Denver Kohaku Utagassen, Hinamatsuri Program at Simpson United Methodist Church, and the Annual TSDBT/Sakura Foundation Cherry Blossom Festival.

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Volleyball Club

Organizer: Gregg Tsuchimoto (Click to Email)
Meeting Time(s): As members are available

About: Drop-in volleyball is organized as individuals are able to meet for games. If you are interested in joining the volleyball club to play with others, please contact Mr. Tsuchimoto using the organizer email listed here.


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