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- Sangha Speaker Juliet Bost (March 26)This Sunday our service will be led by our Sangha members featuring a Dharma Talk by San Mateo Buddhist Women’s Association Corresponding Secretary and Minister’s Assistant Juliet Bost. Schedule(Shoshinge chanting will resume on April 2) 9:30 a.m. Dharma Service with talk by Juliet Bost 10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion led by Juliet Bost To join us […]
- Buddhism and Social WelfareWednesday, April 5, 2023 7:00 p.m. Rev. Jundo Gregory Gibbs Resident Minister Pasadena Buddhist Temple Supervising Minister San Diego Buddhist Temple Supervising Minister Arizona Buddhist Temple Rev. Gibbs will be joining us via Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, April 5 for this Dharma session. We warmly welcome you to come to the San Mateo Buddhist Temple […]
- Shōshinge: Hymn of True Shinjin and the Nembutsu (Session 27)Wednesday, April 12, 2023 We welcome you to join us via Zoom Meeting from the comfort and safety of your own home on Wednesday, April 12 for this free Dharma Study Class. 6:00 p.m. Shōshinge Sōfu Chanting Chanting Shōshinge embodies the heart of daily Nembutsu practice in Jodo Shinshu Buddhism. Join us to experience the […]
- Ice Melts Into Water, Obstructions Melt Into VirtuesAs temperatures warm and we prepare to welcome the arrival of Spring with our Ohigan Service on March 19, I am reminded of the following verse from Shinran Shonin’s Hymns of the Pure Land Masters: Obstructions of karmic evil turn into […]
- Nītha the ScavengerTranslation by Henry Adams from the Sutra on Wisdom and Folly (Xiangujing), Fascile 6, Chapter 30 (賢愚經卷第六 T0202_.04.0397a24) Thus I have heard. At one time the Buddha was dwelling at Jetavana in the country of Sravasti. At that time, many people […]
- The Buddha’s Final MealIn the time of the Buddha, there was a blacksmith named Cunda. Blacksmiths had low social status, but Cunda was hard-working and intelligent, and so he prospered and owned a beautiful mango grove. On one occasion, the Buddha visited Cunda’s village […]
- Ho’onko: the Annual Memorial Service for Shinran ShoninIn the Jodo Shinshu School of Buddhism, it is customary to hold an annual Ho’onko 報恩講 (Pronounced HOE-OWN-KOH) Memorial Service in remembrance of Shinran Shonin (1173-1263), the Japanese Buddhist priest who we look to as the founder of our tradition. The […]
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- Ice Melts Into Water, Obstructions Melt Into VirtuesAs temperatures warm and we prepare to welcome the arrival of Spring with our Ohigan Service on March 19, I am reminded of the following verse from Shinran Shonin’s Hymns of the Pure Land Masters: Obstructions of karmic evil turn into virtues;It is like the relation of ice and water:The more the ice, the more the water;The more the obstructions, […]