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- Autumn Ohigan Equinox ServiceSeptember 24, 2023 Guest Speaker Rev. Etsuko Mikame San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin 御講師 三瓶悦子先生 サンノゼ別院 We warmly welcome you to join us in person at the San Mateo Buddhist Temple or via Zoom Meeting for our Autumn Ohigan Equinox Service on Sunday, September 24, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. ２０２３年９月２４日の９時３０分から秋季彼岸会をお勤めします。 Schedule8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Gyofu Chanting … Read more
- Shōshinge: Hymn of True Shinjin and the Nembutsu (Session 29)Wednesday, October 11, 2023 We welcome you to join us via Zoom Meeting from the comfort and safety of your own home on Wednesday, October 11 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 … Read more
- Maya Togashi’s Pilgrimage Trip to India (October 18)SMBT Sangha Member Maya Togashi will share memories and reflections from her recent pilgrimage trip to Buddhist sites in India. Schedule6:15 p.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting (Click here for chanting text)7:00 p.m. Presentation and Dharma Discussion with Maya Togashi To join us for this online Dharma Service, CLICK HERE to sign up for “Live Broadcast of … Read more
- Support for Rev. Ai Hironaka and FamilyThe San Mateo Buddhist Temple Sangha offers its support and heartfelt wishes for Lahaina Hongwanji Temple Minister Rev. Ai Hironaka and his family. The Lahaina Hongwanji Temple in Lahaina has burned down due to the disastrous fires that struck Maui on August 8. The minister and his family managed to escape however with only 2 … Read more
- Maui Wildfire Disaster Relief FundPHOTO CREDIT: Matthew Thayer / The Maui News / Associated Press Donate here to benefit members of the Lahaina Hongwanji Mission and relief efforts on Maui in the aftermath of the devastating wildfires of August 2023. Lahaina Honganji Mission is a Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temple of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, and any donation … Read more
- Construction at OzakaFrom The Letters of Rennyo Shonin (Gobunsho) Fasicle 4, Letter 15 The place called Ozaka in the Ikutama area, Higashinari district, Settsu province, must have had some connection with me from the distant past. After it took my fancy by chance … Read more
- When do you say “Namo Amida Butsu?”As we welcome the Autumn Equinox in this month of September when the sun sets directly in the west, let us reflect upon the direction of our lives. Living in San Mateo, when I look to the west these days, my … Read more
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- When do you say “Namo Amida Butsu?”As we welcome the Autumn Equinox in this month of September when the sun sets directly in the west, let us reflect upon the direction of our lives. Living in San Mateo, when I look to the west these days, my thoughts turn to our friends in Maui who are enduring great hardship following the devastating wildfires that tore through … Read more