The First Noble Truth: The Suffering of Death

Sunday, November 22, 2020

In the First Noble Truth, the Truth of Suffering, the Buddha encourages us to live with awareness that this life is fleeting and that all who are born will pass through the gate of death. 

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. 

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. Dharma Discussion

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

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. 

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

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

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

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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The First Noble Truth: The Difficulties of Birth

As we explore the First Noble Truth, the Truth of Suffering, we will consider the story of the Buddha’s Disciple Upali, who was born into the servant (Sudra) caste and served the royal Sakya clan as a barber. The Buddha, who was born into the ruling (Ksatriya) warrior caste, rejected the caste system and welcomed Upali into the Sangha.

This episode from the life of Sakyamuni Buddha illuminates the Buddha’s teaching that birth itself leads to suffering.

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

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Special Guest Speaker

Rev. Nobuko Miyoshi

見義信香先生

West Covina Buddhist Temple

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
10:30 a.m. 日本語法話 見義信香先生 Japanese Dharma Talk by Rev. Nobuko Miyoshi

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

Pet & Plant Memorial Service

Sunday, October 4, 2020

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.

Use the form below to provide the name of the deceased pet(s) and/or plants that you would like to remember at the San Mateo Buddhist Temple Pet and & Plant Memorial Service.

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Taiso Morning Exercise with instructor Juliet Bost
9:30 a.m. Pet & Plant Memorial Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. October Shotsuki Hoyo Monthly Memorial Service

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First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma

In this talk, we hear the story of the moment that Sakyamuni became a fully enlightened Buddha and why he chose to begin his 45 years of teaching the Dharma with his five former companions gathered in the Deer Park.

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. 

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

Momotaro (Peach Boy) Story and Dharma Talk

On Sunday, June 28, 2020, we were delighted to welcome Mary Jo Kubota Sensei from our SMBT Summer Terakoya teaching team to share a traditional kamishibai telling of story of Momotaro, the Adventures of Peach Boy in English during our Zoom Dharma Service.  Rev. Henry’s Dharma Talk highlighted the Buddhist themes in this beloved children’s tale of Japan.