Welcoming Change & Dharma School Awards Ceremony (June 12)

As we come to the end of our Dharma School Year, Rev. Adams will share his appreciation of Amida Buddha’s 48th and final Vow and the three dharma-insights we receive from living in the nembutsu: (1) insight to hear the truth, (2) insight to live differently based on what we have learned, and (3) insight to accept when life changes and when it does not.

If, when I attain Buddhahood, the bodhisattvas in other lands, upon hearing my name, should not be able to attain the first, second, and third dharma‐insights and should they fall back from the pursuit of the teachings of the Buddhas, may I not attain the perfect enlightenment.

Schedule
(Shoshinge Chanting will resume on June 26)
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service & Awards Ceremony
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion

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Special Guest Dharma Speaker: Rev. Elaine Donlin (May 15)

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

Click here to read more about Rev. Donlin.

Schedule
(Shoshinge Chanting will resume on May 22)
9:00 a.m. Mindful Meditation
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service with talk by Rev. Elaine Donlin
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion led by Rev. Elaine Donlin

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Sangha Speaker Juliet Bost (July 10)

This Sunday our service will be led by our Sangha members.  San Mateo Buddhist Women’s Association Corresponding Secretary and Young Buddhist Editorial member Juliet Bost will share a Dharma Talk on the topic of “Reflecting on Wisdom, Joy, and Authenticity”

Schedule
(Shoshinge chanting will resume on July 24)
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service with talk by Juliet Bost
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion led by Juliet Bost

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Special Guest Dharma Speaker: Rev. Elaine Donlin (February 20)

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

Click here to read more about Rev. Donlin.

Schedule
(Shoshinge Chanting will resume next week on Feb. 26)
9:00 a.m. Mindful Meditation with April Chun
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service with talk by Rev. Elaine Donlin
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion led by Rev. Elaine Donlin

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Special Guest Dharma Speaker: Rev. Elaine Donlin (August 15)

This Sunday we are honored to welcome Rev. Elaine Donlin 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. Taiso Morning Exercise
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service with talk by Rev. Elaine Donlin
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion led by Rev. Elaine Donlin

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