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Upcoming Events

  • Memorial Day Weekend Cemetery Services
    KINDLY NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO HYBRID ZOOM SERVICE ON SUNDAY, MAY 29. On May 29 the San Mateo Buddhist Temple Sangha will hold our annual Memorial Day Weekend cemetery services at the following times and locations: SchedulePlease click map links below for detailed locations. 9:30 a.m.     Skylawn Memorial Park (MAP) 10:10 a.m.    […]

Recent Posts

  • The Home of Little Birds
    (“Kotori no ie” by Akamatsu Gessen, illustrated by Tateno Yasunosuke, in Bukkyo Dōwa Zenshū, Vol. 8, p. 139-147, Translation by Henry Adams) Long ago in the Latter Han Dynasty, there was a family named Yang who lived in the Chinese capital.  […]
  • Vintage Dharma School “The Strength of Faith” (1950’s?)
    In the post-WWII period, these weekly lessons were given to Dharma School students each week to be pasted into a special notebook. This lesson for Mother’s Day is from the collection of Mrs. Yoriko Kawakita.
  • Parents and Children
    In the month of May we observe our Gōtan-e Service celebrating the birth of Shinran Shonin, the founder of our Jodo Shinshu school of Buddhism.  During the Gōtan-e Service, we place a statue of Shinran Shonin as a young boy in […]

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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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