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Upcoming Events

  • Dharmakara’s Wish (September 12)
    This Sunday we begin our new Dharma School year! During this coming year we will be learning about Amida Buddha, the Buddha whose image stands at the center of our temple. We’ll begin on Sunday, September 12 by revisiting the story of Dharmakara Bodhisattva, the king who abandoned all his wealth and power in order […]
  • Autumn Ohigan (Equinox) Service
    September 19, 2021 Guest Speaker (English) Rev. Landon Yamaoka Minister’s Assistant Palo Alto Buddhist Temple 日本語の御講師 原真理先生 Rev. Shinri Hara 浄土宗ハワイ開教区 Under these extraordinary circumstances, we invite you to join us from the safety and comfort of your own home for an online Autumn Ohigan Service via the Zoom Meeting internet program on Sunday, September […]

Recent Posts

  • Shōshinge: Hymn of True Shinjin and the Nembutsu (Session 12)
    Wednesday, August 11, 2021 The nembutsu is the easy path to awakening because its liberating power does not come from our own efforts.  In this month’s gathering we will explore the challenges of entrusting our lives to Amida Buddha’s compassionate Vow. […]
  • Sangha Voices: Juliet Bost
    Sangha Voices is a collection of profiles and perspectives featuring our temple members. In this installment, Juliet Bost (San Mateo Buddhist Women’s Association Corresponding Secretary and Young Buddhist Editorial member) speaks about their experience growing up participating in temple activities and […]
  • Reflecting on Wisdom, Joy, and Authenticity (July 18)
    San Mateo Buddhist Women’s Association Corresponding Secretary and Young Buddhist Editorial member Juliet Bost shares a Dharma Talk on the topic of “Reflecting on Wisdom, Joy, and Authenticity” To join us for online Dharma Services, CLICK HERE to sign up for “Live Broadcast […]

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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

  • At the Fair, on the Farm
    Having spent much of past sixteen months sheltering at home, this summer has brought a joyful return to some of our favorite pre-pandemic activities, including a visit to the San Mateo County Fair.  Even breathing through my mask, the smells of the county fair brought back waves of memories of past summers.  The smell of barbequed ribs, turkey legs, and […]