Special Guest Dharma Speaker: Rev. Dr. David Pating (October 24)

This Sunday we are honored to welcome Rev. Dr. David Pating from the Buddhist Church of San Francisco as our Special Guest Dharma Speaker.

Click here to read more about Rev. Donlin.

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Chanting
9:00 a.m. Mindfulness Meditation
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service with talk by Rev. Dr. David Pating
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion led by Rev. Dr. David Pating

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Eshinni, Kakushinni, Lady Takeko Kujo, Lady Yoshiko Ohtani, Buddhist Women’s Association Memorial Service

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Special Guest Speaker

Rev. Joanne Makoto Yuasa

湯浅真琴先生(釋真楽)

Buddhist chaplain candidate in the Royal Canadian Chaplain Service of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF)

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Gyofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Zumba Exercise with Shirley
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service and Talk by Rev. Joanne Makoto Yuasa 日本語法話 湯浅真琴先生
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion with Rev. Yuasa

To join us for this online Dharma Service, CLICK HERE to sign up for “Live Broadcast of Services”.

Everyone Will Be the Color of Genuine Gold (October 10)

This year we are learning about Amida Buddha, the Buddha whose image stands at the center of our temple, and his 48 Vows that describe realm of awakening we call the Pure Land. The 3rd Vow of Amida Buddha expresses the Buddha’s wish to liberate all beings from the suffering of inequality based on skin color and social class:

If, when I attain Buddhahood, the humans and devas in my land should not all be the color of genuine gold, may I not attain the perfect enlightenment.

In this week’s Dharma talk, Rev. Adams will share how living with mindfulness of the 3rd Vow can open our hearts to treasure the rich diversity of the communities we live in.

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Hula lesson with Stephanie Hagio Chin
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion

To join us for this online Dharma Service, CLICK HERE to sign up for “Live Broadcast of Services”.

Pet & Plant Memorial Service

Sunday, October 3, 2021

We gratefully remember the animals who provide us with companionship as our pets. We also show our appreciation for the plants that support our lives, including the cut flowers that adorn the Buddha Shrine and bring us joy through their beauty.

Use the form below to provide the name of the deceased pet(s) and/or plants that you would like to remember at the San Mateo Buddhist Temple Pet and & Plant Memorial Service.

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Taiso Morning Exercise with instructors Juliet & Grace Bost
9:30 a.m. Pet & Plant Memorial Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. October Shotsuki Hoyo Monthly Memorial Service

To join us for this online Dharma Service, CLICK HERE to sign up for “Live Broadcast of Services”.

Sangha Speaker David Chin (Sept. 26)

This Sunday our service will be led by our Sangha members.  San Mateo Buddhist Temple President David Chin will share a Dharma Talk with reflections on how the Buddha’s wisdom has supported him through the challenges of this past year.

Schedule
(Shoshinge chanting will resume next Sunday on Oct. 3)
9:00 a.m. BCA Art Exhibit Virtual Tour with Dharma School Superintendent Yuko Suruki
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service with talk by David Chin
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion

To join us for this online Dharma Service, CLICK HERE to sign up for “Live Broadcast of Services”.

Autumn Ohigan (Equinox) Service

September 19, 2021

Guest Speaker (English)

Rev. Landon Yamaoka

Minister’s Assistant

Palo Alto Buddhist Temple

日本語の御講師

原真理先生

Rev. Shinri Hara

浄土宗ハワイ開教区

Under these extraordinary circumstances, we invite you to join us from the safety and comfort of your own home for an online Autumn Ohigan Service via the Zoom Meeting internet program on Sunday, September 21, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.  Please do not come to the temple in person.

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Gyofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Morning Exercise Program
9:30 a.m. Autumn Ohigan Dharma Service with English Language Message by Rev. Landon Yamaoka
10:30 a.m. 日本語法話 原真理先生 Japanese Language Dharma Message by Rev. Shinri Hara

To join us for this online Autumn Ohigan Service, CLICK HERE to sign up for “Live Broadcast of Services”.

現在感染が拡大している新型コロナウイルス感染を防ぐため、サンマテオ仏教会本堂内に集まることはできませんが、オンラインや電話を通して秋季彼岸会を行います。

そこで、2020年9月21日の9時30分から初盆法要をインターネットと電話でライブ中継をする予定です。自宅からご参拝されたい方は次の手順でご参加下さい。

ご参拝したい方はここにクリックして、”Live Broadcast of Services”に登録してください。

Dharmakara’s Wish (September 12)

This Sunday we begin our new Dharma School year! During this coming year we will be learning about Amida Buddha, the Buddha whose image stands at the center of our temple. We’ll begin on Sunday, September 12 by revisiting the story of Dharmakara Bodhisattva, the king who abandoned all his wealth and power in order to fulfill his wish to bring peace and comfort to all the people of the world.

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Morning Exercise Program
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion

To join us for this online Dharma Service, CLICK HERE to sign up for “Live Broadcast of Services”.

Satisfied Desire vs. Abiding Tranquility (September 5)

This Sunday’s Dharma talk will contrast the fleeting satisfaction of the five worldly desires for wealth, sensual pleasure, food, fame, and sleep with the abiding tranquility of Nirvana, in which the flames of greed, anger and delusion are permanently extinguished. This insight is one of the Three Dharma Seals (Impermanence, No-self, and Nirvana), the essential perspectives reflected in all authentic Buddhist teachings. 

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Taiso Morning Exercise
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. Shotsuki Hoyo Monthly Memorial Service

To join us for this online Dharma Service, CLICK HERE to sign up for “Live Broadcast of Services”.

Letting Go of “Me” and “Mine”(August 29)

The Buddha rejected any notion of a permanent “self” or an eternal soul that survives death.  This insight is one of the Three Dharma Seals (Impermanence, No-self, and Nirvana), the essential perspectives reflected in all authentic Buddhist teachings.  This Sunday’s Dharma talk will explore the freedom that we discover when we let go our ideas of “me” and “mine.”

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Taiso Morning Exercise
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion

To join us for this online Dharma Service, CLICK HERE to sign up for “Live Broadcast of Services”.

At Peace with Constant Change (August 22)

As we lead our lives in this world of constant change and instability, the teachings of the Buddha show us the way to care for one another and realize lasting peace of mind. This week will begin a three-week series exploring the Three Dharma Seals (Impermanence, No-self, and Nirvana) with a Dharma talk about the first Dharma Seal: All Things are Impermanent.

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Taiso Morning Exercise
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. Japanese Dharma Service 日本語法要

To join us for this online Dharma Service, CLICK HERE to sign up for “Live Broadcast of Services”.