Nirvana Day (February 12)

Nirvana Day is our annual remembrance of the day that Sakyamuni Buddha drew his final breath in this world and attained parinirvana, passing into the lasting peace of tranquility.

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Gyofu Chanting (click here for chanting text)
9:00 a.m. Sangha Social Activity
9:30 a.m. Nirvana Day Service
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion

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Nītha the Scavenger (February 5)

In this Sunday’s Dharma Talk, Rev. Adams will share the story of Nītha, a scavenger who met the Buddha while collecting waste. Initially ashamed of his own lowly status, Nitha was welcomed by the Buddha to join the Sangha with respect and dignity.

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 (Hondo Main Hall)
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion (Dharma Room)

We welcome you to join us in person!

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The Calm and Courageous Lion (January 8)

This Sunday’s Dharma Talk by Rev. Adams will focus on the courage that awakens in our minds when we are free of ignorance, greed, and anger, inspired by the following verse the Sanbutsuge:

Ignorance, greed, and anger

Are completely absent in the World-honored One;

You are a lion, the most courageous of all humans,

Having immeasurable majestic virtues.

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. Shotsuki Hoyo Monthly Memorial (Hondo Main Hall)
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion (Dharma Room)

We welcome you to join us in person!

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Special Guest Sensei: Rev. Dr. David Pating and Camille Pating Sensei (December 18)

On Sunday, December 18 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
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

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Being a Jellyfish in the Dharma Ocean (December 11)

In this Sunday’s Dharma Talk, Rev. Adams will reflect on the wisdom of the jellyfish that flows in harmony with the vast ocean, and share appreciation for the following verse from the Sanbutsuge:

Deeply and clearly mindful

Of the ocean of the Dharma of all Buddhas,

[The Awakened One] knows its depth and breadth,

And reach its farthest end.

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. Dharma Discussion
10:30 a.m. Shotsuki Hoyo Monthly Memorial

We welcome you to join us in person!

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Bodhi Day Service

Sunday, December 4, 2022

We warmly welcome you to join us in person at the San Mateo Buddhist Temple for our Bodhi Day Service on Sunday, December 4. Bodhi Day is our annual celebration of Sakyamuni Buddha’s attainment of enlightenment seated beneath the Bodhi Tree. It is a special occasion for us to reflect upon how the truth to which the Buddha awakened over 2,500 years ago in Bodhgaya, India continues offer precious guidance for our lives today.

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

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Pie & Gratitude (November 27)

This Sunday Rev. Adams will share a Dharma Talk reflecting on lessons learned from waiting two hours to buy a single pie on Thanksgiving Morning.

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
10:30 a.m. 日本語法要 Japanese Language Service

We welcome you to join us in person!

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Veteran’s Day—Special Guest Speaker Jack Dairiki (November 13)

On the occasion of our annual Veteran’s Day Service, we welcome Buddhist Church of San Francisco Minister’s Assistant, Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Survivor, and Korean War Veteran Jack Dairiki as our Special Guest Speaker.

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Hula with Stephanie Hagio Chin
9:30 a.m. Veteran’s Day Dharma Service with Veteran’s Reflection by Mr. Jack Dairiki
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion with Mr. Jack Dairiki

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Turning From Conflict to Kindness (November 6)

This Sunday Rev. Adams will share a Dharma Talk reflecting on how, in the midst of this world where anger and conflict abound, each of us has the potential to live with kindness inspired by the Buddha’s vow to “to bring sentient beings from birth-and-death to the final attainment of emancipation.”

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. Shotsuki Hoyo Monthly Memorial Service

We welcome you to join us in person!

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Great Peace for the Fearful (October 30)

This season of Halloween when spooky abound in our neighborhoods, businesses, and schools is a wonderful time to take comfort the power of the Buddha’s teachings to bring us freedom from fear. For the Sunday, October 30 Dharma Talk Rev. Adams will take inspiration from the Buddha’s Vow in the Sanbutsuge “Verses in Praise of the Buddha” that “to all beings who live in fear I will give great peace.”

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. Halloween Party hosted by Jr. YBA

We welcome you to wear your Halloween costume to service and join us in person!

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