Special Guest Sensei: Rev. Dr. David Pating and Camille Pating Sensei (January 23)

This Sunday we are honored to welcome Rev. Dr. David Pating and Camille Pating Sensei from the Buddhist Church of San Francisco as our Special Guests.

Schedule
(Shoshinge chanting will resume next Sunday on January 30)
9:00 a.m. Mindfulness Meditation with David Crampton
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion led by Rev. Dr. David Pating and Camille Pating Sensei

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

The Buddha of Immeasurable Life and Compassion (January 30)

The name of Amida Buddha means “Awakened One of Immeasurable Life.”  In this Sunday’s Dharma Talk, Rev. Adams will look to the 13th Vow of Amida Buddha, which expresses the Buddha’s commitment to be an enduring presence of compassion in the lives of all beings:

If, when I attain Buddhahood, my life should be finite, limited even to a hundred thousand kotis of nayutas of kalpas, may I not attain the perfect enlightenment.

*kotis and nayutas are very large numbers

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting (click here for chanting text)
9:00 a.m. Social Hour: Share your thoughts and feelings about the big game!
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. Japanese Language Service 日本語の法要

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

Dispelling the Darkness of Delusion (January 9)

The name of Amida Buddha means “Awakened One of Immeasurable Light.”  In this Sunday’s Dharma Talk, Rev. Adams will look to the 12th Vow of Amida Buddha, which expresses the Buddha’s commitment to shine the light of wisdom into our lives, dispelling the darkness of delusion:

If, when I attain Buddhahood, my light should be finite, not illuminating even a hundred thousand kotis of nayutas of Buddha‐lands, may I not attain the perfect enlightenment.

*kotis and nayutas are very large numbers

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting (click here for chanting text)
9:00 a.m. Taiso exercise with Juliet and Grace Bost
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. Shotsuki Hoyo Monthly Memorial Service

To preserve the health and safety of our Sangha given the ongoing surge in Covid-19 infections in San Mateo County, this service will be held via Zoom only, without in-person Sangha attendees in the Hondo.

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

9:00 a.m. SPECIAL START TIME Joint Service with Twin Cities Buddhist Association (December 19)

On December 19, we will have a special online Joint Dharma Service with Twin Cities Buddhist Association Sangha. Please note the changed start time to accommodate the difference in time Zones.

As we approach the end of another extraordinary year, Rev. Adams will join the service via Zoom from his childhood home in Buffalo, Minnesota to share a reflection on how we can find a settled mind in the midst of all the holiday excitement.

The 11th Vow of Amida Buddha:

If, when I attain Buddhahood, the humans and devas in my land should not dwell in the stage of the truly settled and necessarily attain nirvana, may I not attain the perfect enlightenment.

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Mindful Mediation with David Crampton
9:00 a.m. Dharma Service
10:00 a.m. Dharma Discussion

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

Featured Image: Bison and Seppman’s Mill by Dale Bohlke

Wisdom to See the Minds of Others (December 12)

Much of the suffering and turmoil in our lives is caused by misunderstanding and failure to cooperate.  In this Sunday’s Dharma Talk, Rev. Adams will share reflections on the 8th of Amida Buddha, which encourages us to get to know one another and try to understand each others’ perspectives:

If, when I attain Buddhahood, the humans and devas in my land should not possess the wisdom to see into the minds of others,and thus be unable to know the thoughts of the sentient beings of at least a hundred thousand kotis of nayutas* of Buddha‐lands, may I not attain the perfect enlightenment.

*kotis and nayutas are very large numbers

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shōya Raisan Chanting
9:00 a.m. Hula with Stephanie Hagio Chin
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. Shotsuki Hoyo Monthly Memorial Service

If you would like to attend the service in person, please email smbt@sanmateobuddhisttemple.org or call (650) 342-2541 to reserve a seat. Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination is required. A maximum of 36 in-person attendees will be allowed, so please contact us at your earliest convenience if you wish to attend.

Please do not come to the temple without registering in advance.

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

Bodhi Day Service

Sunday, December 5, 2021

This Sunday’s service will include the dedication of a new platform for our Bodhi Tree, built by the families of Cub Scout Pack 700 in memory of Scoutmaster Steve Kohara, who guides us from the Pure Land.  Rev. Henry will provide a Dharma School talk on the significance of the Bodhi Tree as refuge for all who seek the truth, followed by a Dharma Message for adults.

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shōya Raisan Chanting
9:00 a.m. Taiso Morning Exercise with instructors Juliet & Grace Bost
9:30 a.m. Bodhi Day Service
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion

If you would like to attend the service in person, please email smbt@sanmateobuddhisttemple.org or call (650) 342-2541 to reserve a seat. Full Covid-19 vaccination is required. A maximum of 30 in-person attendees will be allowed, so please contact us at your earliest convenience if you wish to attend.

Please do not come to the temple without registering in advance.

You may also join us via Zoom for this Dharma Service. To receive the link, CLICK HERE and sign up for “Live Broadcast of Services”.

Sangha Speaker Bill Chin (Nov. 28)

This Sunday our service will be led by our Sangha members.  This is a precious opportunity to hear a wise and inspiring Dharma talk from master storyteller Mr. Bill Chin.

Schedule
(Ojo Raisan chanting will begin next Sunday on Dec. 5)
9:00 a.m. Sangha Social Hour–Share something you’re grateful for
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service with talk by Bill 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”.

Special Guest Dharma Speaker: Rev. Keisuke Lee-Miyaki (November 21)

This Sunday we are honored to welcome Rev. Keisuke Lee-Miyaki from the Buddhist Church of San Francisco as our Special Guest Dharma Speaker.

Click here to read more about Rev. Lee Miyaki.

Schedule
(Ojo Raisan chanting will begin on December 5)
9:00 a.m. Mindfulness Meditation with Dr. April Chun
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service with talk by Rev. Keisuke Lee-Miyaki
10:30 a.m. Japanese Dharma Service with Rev. Keisuke Lee-Miyaki 日本語法要 宮木 リー 啓輔先生

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

Eitaikyo Service

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Special Guest Speaker

Rev. Katsuya Kusunoki

楠活也先生 

Seattle Betsuin

Buddhist Temple

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Gyofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Hula with Stephanie Hagio Chin
9:30 a.m. Eitakyo Service with English and Japanese Dharma talks by Rev. Katsuya Kusunoki 日本語法話 楠活也先生
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion

If you would like to attend the service in person, please email smbt@sanmateobuddhisttemple.org or call (650) 342-2541 to reserve a seat. Full Covid-19 vaccination is required. A maximum of 30 in-person attendees will be allowed, so please contact us at your earliest convenience if you wish to attend.

Please do not come to the temple without registering in advance.

本堂で御参拝する方は事前登録が必要ですので、メールsmbt@sanmateobuddhisttemple.org 、又はお電話(650) 342-2541でご連絡をお願いいたします。11月14日に本堂でのお参りに参拝ご希望の方は新型コロナウイルスのワクチン接種を完了された方に限り30名まで枠がありますので、お早めにご連絡をお願いいたします。

尚、今まで通り、オンラインや電話を通しての永代経法要参拝も可能です。

You may also join us via Zoom for this Dharma Service. To receive the link, CLICK HERE and sign up for “Live Broadcast of Services”.

Veteran’s Day—Remembering Our Past (November 7)

On the occasion of our annual Veteran’s Day Service, we look to the 5th Vow of Amida Buddha, which expresses the Buddha’s wish for us to be mindful of the truth that our lives today are possible thanks to all that has come before:

If, when I attain Buddhahood, the humans and devas in my land should not remember all their former lives,and thus be unable to know at least the events of the previous hundred thousand kotis of nayutas of kalpas*, may I not attain the perfect enlightenment.

*kotis and nayutas are very large numbers, a kalpa is a very long period of time

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Taiso Exercise with Juliet and Grace Bost
9:30 a.m. Veteran’s Day 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”.