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Upcoming Events

  • Special Guest Dharma Speaker: Elaine Donlin (January 29)
    On Sunday, January 29, we are honored to welcome Rev. Elaine Donlin from the Buddhist Church of San Francisco as our Special Guest Dharma Speaker. Click here to read more about Rev. Donlin Schedule(Shoshinge chanting will resume on February 5)9:30 a.m. Dharma Service with talk by Rev. Elaine Donlin10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion with Rev. Elaine […]
  • Shōshinge: Hymn of True Shinjin and the Nembutsu (Session 25)
    Wednesday, February 8, 2022 We welcome you to join us via Zoom Meeting from the comfort and safety of your own home on Wednesday, February 8 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 […]

Recent Posts

  • Ho’onko: the Annual Memorial Service for Shinran Shonin
     In 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 […]
  • The Medicine of Amida Buddha
    In our family we have three children from preschool to middle school in age, so as the cold and flu season arrives, it seems that someone in our house is always coming down with a fever or starting to cough.  Sakyamuni […]
  • Thankfully This Life Continues
    When I was in my twenties, I found satisfaction in getting things done quickly, so I could move onto my next task.  Now that I am in my forties, I find that I appreciate more the activities that I am able […]
  • The San Mateo Buddhist Temple is Open!
    A new Dharma School Year has begun and the temple is open!  Seeing Sangha members of all ages gathering in the Hondo for services gives me a deep sense of gratitude for our temple.  The temple is a precious place where […]

Announcement Slides from Services


Video of Past Dharma Talk

Rev. Henry shares reflections on lessons learned on a 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.

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