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Upcoming Events

  • Dharma School Awards Ceremony & the Path of the Nembutsu (June 13)
    As we conclude another school year of extraordinary challenges met, Rev. Adams will share reflections on the important role that good Dharma friends play in our journey through life together on the path of the Nembutsu. Schedule8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting9:00 a.m. Taiso Morning Exercise9:30 a.m. Dharma Service10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion To join us for this […]
  • Shōshinge: Hymn of True Shinjin and the Nembutsu (Session 11)
    Wednesday, July 14, 2021 We welcome you to join us via Zoom Meeting from the comfort and safety of your own home on Wednesday, June 9 for this free Dharma Study Class. 6:00 p.m. Shōshinge Sōfu Chanting The chanting of Shōshinge embodies the heart of daily Nembutsu practice in Jodo Shinshu Buddhism.  Join us to […]

Recent Posts

  • Shōshinge: Hymn of True Shinjin and the Nembutsu (Session 9)
    This month we consider the following verse which illuminates the the profound transformation that occurs with the arising of the one thought-moment of joy. When the one thought-moment of joy arises,Nirvana is attained without severing blind passions;When ignorant and wise, even […]
  • Shōshinge: Hymn of True Shinjin and the Nembutsu (Session 10)
    Wednesday, June 9, 2021 We welcome you to join us via Zoom Meeting from the comfort and safety of your own home on Wednesday, June 9 for this free Dharma Study Class. 6:00 p.m. Shōshinge Sōfu Chanting The chanting of Shōshinge […]
  • Sangha Voices: David Chin
    Sangha Voices is a collection of profiles and perspectives featuring our temple members. For our very first profile, David Chin, the current temple president, shares how he came to be involved with San Mateo Buddhist Temple. David Chin Of course, eventually […]

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Rev. Henry shares reflections on lessons learned on a recent hike with his family and the importance of looking to the example of those who have gone before as we prepare to return to more of our pre-pandemic activities.

Reverend Henry’s Latest Message

  • To go there is easy and yet no one is born there
    As we come to the end of this extraordinary school year, my family and I are looking forward to celebrating what we hope will be the conclusion of our misadventure with pandemic homeschooling.  With much of our sons’ learning having taken place on the computer during this past school year, one of our greatest challenges has been staying on task […]