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THE TEMPLE IS OPEN! All ages are welcome to join Sunday Dharma Services in-person without prior registration. 

Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination required for eligible individuals age 5 and older.  Up to 36 in-person attendees will be seated in the Hondo, with overflow seating available in the adjacent Social Hall.


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Upcoming Events

  • Special Guest Dharma Speaker: Elaine Donlin (August 21)
    On Sunday, August 21, 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 August 28) 9:00 a.m. Mindful Meditation9:30 a.m. Dharma Service with talk by Rev. Elaine Donlin10:30 a.m. Dharma […]
  • The Gift of a Comfortable Seat (August 28)
    This is part six of our summer Dharma Talk series on the Seven Gifts that Do Not Require Possessions. The gift of a comfortable seat (床座施 shōza-se): To offer the most safe and comfortable seat to a guest, even it means giving up one’s own favored seat. Schedule8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting (click here for […]
  • The Gift of Welcoming Hospitality (September 4)
    This is part seven concluding our summer Dharma Talk series on the Seven Gifts that Do Not Require Possessions. The gift of welcoming hospitality: 房舍施 (bōsha-se): To warmly welcome all guests, making them feel at home in one’s company. Schedule8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting (click here for chanting text)9:00 a.m. Sangha Activity9:30 a.m. Dharma Service10:30 […]

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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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  • Gathering of Joy
    The Obon observances that we hold during the month of August originate in a teaching on the practice of giving (Dana) that Sakyamuni Buddha shared with his disciple Mahamaudgalyayana.   Following his mother’s departure from this world, Mahamaudgalyayana saw that she had fallen into the realm of the hungry ghosts, a world of hunger, thirst, and unsatisfied desire.  He immediately went […]