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”.

No-one Will Be Beautiful or Ugly (October 31)

As we don our Halloween costumes to amuse and entertain each other with playful appearances, both charming and spooky, this week’s Dharma Talk will in introduce the 4th Vow of Amida Buddha, which expresses the Buddha’s wish to liberate all beings from the suffering of inequality based on physical appearances:

If, when I attain Buddhahood, the humans and devas in my land should not all be of the same appearance and should be either beautiful or ugly, may I not attain the perfect enlightenment.

In Buddha’s mind that is free from discrimination, all beings are welcomed just as they are.

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Virtual Halloween Costume Parade (wear your costume on Zoom!)
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”.

Featured Image: Noh masks from Shimakumayama noh mask festival in Toyonaka, Japan (San Mateo Sister City)

Special Guest Dharma Speaker: Rev. Dr. David Pating (October 24)

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

Click here to read more about Rev. Dr. Pating.

Schedule
(Shoshinge chanting will resume next Sunday on October 31)
9:00 a.m. Mindfulness Meditation with Dr. April Chun
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service with talk by Rev. Dr. David Pating
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion led by Rev. Dr. David Pating

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

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

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

Everyone Will Be the Color of Genuine Gold (October 10)

This year we are learning about Amida Buddha, the Buddha whose image stands at the center of our temple, and his 48 Vows that describe realm of awakening we call the Pure Land. The 3rd Vow of Amida Buddha expresses the Buddha’s wish to liberate all beings from the suffering of inequality based on skin color and social class:

If, when I attain Buddhahood, the humans and devas in my land should not all be the color of genuine gold, may I not attain the perfect enlightenment.

In this week’s Dharma talk, Rev. Adams will share how living with mindfulness of the 3rd Vow can open our hearts to treasure the rich diversity of the communities we live in.

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Hula lesson with Stephanie Hagio Chin
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”.

Pet & Plant Memorial Service

Sunday, October 3, 2021

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 instructors Juliet & Grace Bost
9:30 a.m. Pet & Plant Memorial Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. October Shotsuki Hoyo Monthly Memorial Service

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