The First Noble Truth: Separation from Loved Ones

Sunday, November 29, 2020

On this Thanksgiving weekend, when many are forgoing the usual holiday gatherings in the midst of a rise in Covid-19 infections, we look to the the Buddha’s teaching on the Difficulty of Separation from Loved Ones and how to live with peace of mind in a constantly changing world.

We welcome you to join us via Zoom Meeting from the comfort and safety of your own home on Sunday, November 29 for our San Mateo Buddhist Temple Dharma Services.

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

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The First Noble Truth: Removing Pain and Giving Comfort

Rev. Adams shares reflections on Veteran’s Day and transforming conflict through compassion, particularly how the practice of removing pain and giving comfort provides healing in our lives, in our communities and between nations.

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Nembutsu Halloween

Rev. Adams shares his encounter with a marvelous person of the Nembutsu while trick-or-treating in his neighborhood.

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Toku Toku Toku: A Story for Children about Death

Sunday, November 22, 2020

An elderly dog lovingly spends his days playing with five little puppies until one day he is not there anymore.  What is the lasting gift that he has shared with the puppies?  This storybook reminds us of the preciousness of this one life that we have received.

-From the Hongwanji Publishing House website
 

We welcome you to join us via Zoom Meeting from the comfort and safety of your own home on Sunday, November 22 for our San Mateo Buddhist Temple Dharma Services.

This week we will reflect upon the truth of impermanence through the reading of an English translation of the Buddhist children’s storybook Toku Toku Toku written by Akira Nakagawa with illustrations by Utoo Tadako.    

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Taiso Morning Exercise with instructor Juliet Bost
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service with Reading of Toku Toku Toku in English
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion

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Eitaikyo Service

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Special Guest Speaker

Rev. Chiemi Onikura Bly

ブライ鬼倉 

知永美先生

Twin Cities Buddhist Association Sangha

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Gyofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Taiso Morning Exercise with instructor Juliet Bost
9:30 a.m. Eitakyo Dharma Service (Dharma School and Adult English Dharma Talk)
10:30 a.m. 日本語法話 ブライ鬼倉 知永美先生 Japanese Dharma Talk by Rev. Chiemi Onikura Bly

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The First Noble Truth: Suffering from Aging

In the First Noble Truth, the Truth of Suffering, the Buddha encourages us to recognize that aging is an unavoidable part of our lives.  In this talk Rev. Adams shares what it was like to get back on a skateboard at age 38. We also recall the lives of Rennyo Shonin and the Myokonin Genza, who show us how to age with peace of mind and kindness for others. 

During the 2020-2021 Dharma School Year, we will be exploring the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path taught by Sakyamuni Buddha in the first Dharma Talk he delivered after realizing Enlightenment, known as the First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma. 

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SMBT 110th Anniversary Service

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Join us via the Zoom Meeting internet on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. program to celebrate 110 years since the founding of the San Mateo Buddhist temple in 1910!

2020年10月25日の9時30分からサンマテオ仏教会創立110周年記念法要をインターネットと電話でライブ中継で行います。オンラインのご参拝をお待ちしております。

With video greetings by

Rev. Marvin Harada

Bishop

Buddhist Churches of America

Rev. Eijun Kujo

Minister Emeritus

San Mateo Buddhist Temple (1996-2008)

Rev. Ryuta Furumoto

Resident Minister

Senshin Buddhist Temple

(2013-Present)

San Mateo Buddhist Temple (2009-2013)

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Gyofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Taiso Morning Exercise with instructor Juliet Bost
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service

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Remembering Suzie the Black Lab

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.

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