Hinamatsuri (Doll Festival)

March 3, 2024

We welcome you to join us in person at the San Mateo Buddhist Temple on Sunday, March 3 for a celebration of the traditional Japanese holiday of Hinamatsuri (Doll Festival). Rev. Adams will share a Dharma talk on the meaning of the Doll Festival from a Buddhist perspective.

Schedule

8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting

9:00 a.m. Taiso Morning Exercise with Juliet and Grace Bost

9:30 a.m. Dharma Service

10:30 a.m.

⚫︎ Hondo: Shotsuki Hoyo Monthly Memorial Service

⚫︎ Classrooms: Hinamatsuri (Doll Festival) Dharma School School Activity 子供のアクティビティ

⚫︎ Dharma Room: Dharma Discussion

11:30 a.m. Hinamatsuri Program (Music and Dance)

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

Day of Remembrance: Michiko’s Story & Panel Discussions

Sunday, February 18 at 9:30 a.m.

We warmly welcome you to join us in-person at the San Mateo Buddhist Temple on Sunday, February 18 at 9:30 a.m. for a special documentary premiere highlighting San Mateo Buddhist Temple member Michiko Mukai’s childhood experience of the incarceration camps during WWII.  Following the film, we will have a series of panel discussion with temple members reflecting on their families’ experiences of the incarceration camps.

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting (click here for chanting text)
9:00 a.m. Mindfulness Meditation
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service and viewing of “Michiko’s Childhood Story in Internment Camps and Beyond”
(End of Zoom Livestream)

In order to encourage free and open sharing, the Q&A panels will be in-person only:        
Panel: Michiko Mukai, Kevin Mukai, Wesley Mukai, and Katie Mukai
Panel: Steve Okamoto, Ritsuko Furuya, and Mike Yoshimoto

(In person attendees are encouraged to join us for an luncheon in the Social Hall following the program.

To join us for the hybrid service via Zoom, CLICK HERE to sign up for “Live Broadcast of Services”.

Sangha Speaker Juliet Bost Yokoe (January 28)

This Sunday our service will be led by our Sangha members featuring a Dharma Talk by San Mateo Buddhist Temple Minister’s Assistant Juliet Bost Yokoe.

Schedule
(Shoshinge chanting will resume on February 4)

9:30 a.m. Dharma Service with talk by Juliet Bost Yokoe

10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion

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

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

October 22, 2022

Click here to read more about Rev. Mukojima

Guest Speaker

Rev. Yushi Mukojima

Mountain View Buddhist Temple

御講師

向嶋裕史先生

マウンテンビュー仏教会

We warmly welcome you to join us in person at the San Mateo Buddhist Temple or via Zoom Meeting for our Eshinni, Kakushinni, Lady Takeko Kujo, Lady Yoshiko Ohtani, Buddhist Women’s Association Memorial Service on Sunday, October 22, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.

2022年10月22日の9時30分から恵信尼・覚信尼・九条武子・大谷子・仏教婦人会追悼法要をお勤めします。

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Gyofu Chanting (Click here for chanting text)
9:00 a.m. Sangha Social Hour
9:30 a.m. BWA Memorial Service with English Language Message by Rev. Yushi Mukojima
10:30 a.m. 日本語法話 向嶋裕史先生 Japanese Language Dharma Message by Rev. Yushi Mukojima

All ages are welcome to join without prior registration.

本堂でお参りされる方は事前要約は必要ありません。

To join us online via Zoom, CLICK HERE to sign up for “Live Broadcast of Services”.

オンラインで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。

Sangha Speaker Juliet Bost Yokoe (September 17)

This Sunday our service will be led by our Sangha members featuring a Dharma Talk by San Mateo Buddhist Temple Minister’s Assistant Juliet Bost Yokoe.

Schedule
(Shoshinge chanting will resume on September 24)

9:00 a.m. Mindfulness Meditation with David Crampton

9:30 a.m. Dharma Service with talk by Juliet Bost Yokoe

10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion led by Juliet Bost

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

Sangha Speaker Juliet Bost (July 16)

This Sunday our service will be led by our Sangha members featuring a Dharma Talk by San Mateo Buddhist Women’s Association Corresponding Secretary and Minister’s Assistant Juliet Bost.

Schedule
(Shoshinge chanting will resume on July 23)

9:00 a.m. Mindfulness Meditation with David Crampton

9:30 a.m. Dharma Service with talk by Juliet Bost

10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion led by Juliet Bost

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

Reflections on Father’s Day and Juneteenth (June 18)

On this occasion of Father’s Day and Juneteenth Weekend, Rev. Adams will share reflections on the Buddha’s wish for all beings to realize lives of peace and equality.

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Mindfulness Meditation
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. Japanese Language Service 日本語法要
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion

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

Having No Regrets & Dharma School Awards Ceremony (June 11)

As we come to the end of our Dharma School Year, Rev. Adams will share a Dharma Talk about the Buddha’s path to living a life free from regrets, inspired by the following verse from the Sanbutsuge.

Even if I should be subjected to
All kinds of suffering and torment,
Continuing my practice undeterred,
I would endure it and never have any regrets.

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Sangha Social Hour
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion (Dharma Room)
11:00 a.m. Square Checkout Orientation for Bazaar Volunteers (Location TBD)

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

Sangha Speaker Juliet Bost (March 26)

This Sunday our service will be led by our Sangha members featuring a Dharma Talk by San Mateo Buddhist Women’s Association Corresponding Secretary and Minister’s Assistant Juliet Bost.

Schedule
(Shoshinge chanting will resume on April 2)

9:30 a.m. Dharma Service with talk by Juliet Bost

10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion led by Juliet Bost

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

Day of Remembrance Dharma Service (February 19)

We welcome you to join us in-person at the San Mateo Buddhist Temple or via Zoom for our Sangha led Dharma Service on Sunday, February 19, the 81st Anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, authorizing what was to become the mass forced removal and incarceration of all Japanese Americans on the West Coast.

Sangha member Ron Munekawa will share a Dharma reflection inspired by his experiences playing the role of Ojiichan in the Palo Alto Players Production of Allegiance, a musical set during in the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans.

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

Schedule
(Shoshinge chanting will resume on March 5)

9:00 a.m. Mindful Meditation with David Crampton

9:30 a.m. Dharma Service with talk by Ron Munekawa

10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion

10:30 a.m. Kamishibai Storytelling by Mary Jo Kubota Sensei for Dharma School Students (LIVE IN PERSON ONLY)