About Us

We are located at 235 W 100 S Salt Lake City UT, 84101

“Lumbini’s Garden” is the birthplace of Shakyamuni Buddha as well as the title of a beloved Dharma School Gatha. And now it is the name of the Salt Lake Buddhist Temple’s new Bookstore, Lumbini’s Garden, Book and Gift Store*. The bookstore is a long time dream of Sensei Hirano. He initially envisioned a place where people can mix and mingle and be a part of the Sangha. This dream is now a reality as the bookstore opening is just around the corner.


Lumbini’s Garden will be a retail gift and book store. It will offer books and gift items related to Jodo Shinshu Buddhism. There will also be a wide variety of items to enhance the spiritual mind, body and soul; Japanese Odori equipment; jewelry and purses; Japanese keepsakes including tea pots, sake sets and dish ware; health care products and other Asian inspired goods. Lumbini’s Garden will host monthly cultural activities such as Japanese cooking, calligraphy, and Asian crafts. The hours of operation will be on Sundays following service until 1:00 pm, on special events, i.e. Obon and by appointment only.


Lumbini’s Garden will be an asset not only for our temple and Sangha but for the Japanese community and the greater community as a whole. The mission of the Bookstore is to share the Buddha-Dharma, to raise the awareness of Jodo Shinshu (Japanese Pure Land) Buddhism and to enrich the community with Japanese culture. The vision of the Bookstore is to be a “haven for living a spiritually awakened life, in the midst of ordinary circumstances” and to provide a much needed additional revenue stream for our temple. The values of the Bookstore are to follow the Nembutsu path to live a life of gratitude for Amida Buddha's infinite wisdom and compassion and to be a resource for self reflection and self discovery.


If you have any questions feel free to contact us at : lumbinisgarden@slbuddhist.org