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Upcoming Events

  • Feb. 28 BCA Eitaikyo Service
    On Sunday, February 28, at 10:00 a.m. the San Mateo Buddhist Temple Sangha will be joining the Buddhist Churches of America Eitaikyo Service, which will be live streamed on YouTube.  BCA Bishop Emeritus Rev. Kodo Umezu will honor us with a Dharma Talk live from the Hondo of the Buddhist Church of San Francisco.  Click […]
  • Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists
    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 7:00 p.m. Chenxing Han Institute of Buddhist Studies Alumnus and Buddhist Author A conversation with the author and SMBT Sangha members Juliet Bost, David Chin, Hailey La Monte, Michiko Mukai and others We welcome you to join us via Zoom Meeting from the comfort and safety of your own home on […]

Recent Posts

  • Commentary on the Buddha’s Parinirvana
    Cited in Shinran’s True Teaching, Practice, and Realization (Kyogyoshinsho), “Chapter on Transform Buddha-bodies and Lands” Section 71 The Commentary on the Mahaprajnaparamita Sutra states, explaining the four reliances: When Sakyamuni was about to enter nirvana, he said to the bhiksus, “From […]
  • Think Reusable Feb 2021
    Read about ways to help the planet in your day-to-day life in Think Reusable Tip #5: Napkins and Paper Towels! Think Reusable Newsletter_ Feb2021
  • Mental Health Resources
    Free Access to Sleep and Meditation Apps (May be available in other counties, medical insurance groups as well) Kaiser — (note, it initially provides it is only available to Kaiser Washington patients but if you continue to register and log into […]
  • Letting Go and Carrying On
    As we mark this moment of great transition in our society, let us reflect on the Second Noble Truth taught by the Buddha: clinging to objects, experiences, and views creates problems for ourselves and the people around us. To join us […]
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Video of Recent Dharma Talk

We revisit the story of how the Buddha conquered the demons of illusion by not succumbing to doubt and anxiety in the midst of threats and distractions, and look to his example for inspiration in our present moment.  

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