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Upcoming Events

  • October 9 Dharma Service: Mindful Meditation
    This Sunday our service will be led by our Sangha members.  David Crampton and April Chun will facilitate an introduction Mindful Mediation for the Sangha during the 9:30 a.m. Dharma Service. Schedule(Shoshinge chanting will resume on October 16)9:30 a.m. Dharma Service with Mindful Meditation led by David Crampton and April Chun10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion To […]
  • Insights from the First Kyoshi Minister’s Certification Training Held in the USA
    Wednesday, October 12, 2022 7:00 p.m. Rev. Landon Yamaoka Ministerial Candidate Institute of Buddhist Studies Minister’s Assistant Palo Alto Buddhist Temple Rev. Yamaoka will share reflections on his recent experience as one of the participants in the first Kyoshi Certification Training Session held in the United States. We welcome you to join us in person […]
  • Shōshinge: Hymn of True Shinjin and the Nembutsu (Session 22)
    Wednesday, October 19, 2022 We welcome you to join us via Zoom Meeting from the comfort and safety of your own home on Wednesday, July 6 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

  • 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 […]
  • Caring and Being Cared For
    As the summer comes to an end and we prepare to welcome the change of seasons with our Autumn Ohigan Equinox Service, we turn our minds to the working of great compassion as we consider the causes and conditions that have […]
  • 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 […]

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.

Reverend Henry’s Latest Message

  • 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 people who delight in the Nembutsu can come together to share in one another’s happiness in times of joy […]