Sangha Speaker Hailey La Monte (July 21)

This Sunday our service will be led by our Sangha members featuring a Dharma Talk by Young Buddhist International Student Exchange participant Hailey La Monte.

Schedule
(Shoshinge chanting will resume on August 4)

9:00 a.m. Mindfulness Meditation

9:30 a.m. Dharma Service with talk by Hailey La Monte

10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion

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

Sangha Speaker Juliet Bost Yokoe (July 14)

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 August 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”.

Michiko’s Childhood Story in Internment Camps and Beyond

San Mateo Buddhist Temple Member Mrs. Michiko Mukai shares memories of her experiences in the World War II Japanese-American incarceration camps, and how her family returned to San Mateo and rebuilt their life following the war.

Sangha Speaker David Chin (June 16)

This Sunday’s Dharma Service will be led by our Sangha members.  San Mateo Buddhist Temple President David Chin will share a Dharma Talk.

Schedule
(Shoshinge chanting will resume on June 30)
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service with talk by David 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”.

Dharma School Awards Ceremony (June 9)

As we come to the end of our Dharma School Year, Rev. Adams will share a Dharma Talk inspired by Rennyo Shonin’s Letter on Construction at Yoshizaki, which encourages us to carefully consider the purpose of our lives and reminds us what the truly important matters in life are:

” . . . it is not central to seek fame or profit, but the realization of Bodhi (awakening) in the afterlife is essential.

From The Letters of Rennyo Shonin (Gobunsho) Fascicle 1, Letter 8

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)

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

Gotan-e Shinran Shonin’s Birthday Service

May 19, 2024

Guest Speaker

Rev. Keisuke Lee-Miyaki

Buddhist Church of San Francisco

Minister’s Assistant

御講師

宮木 リー 啓輔

サンフランシスコ仏教会

We warmly welcome you to join us in person at the San Mateo Buddhist Temple or from the safety and comfort of your own home via Zoom Meeting for our Gotan-e Shinran Shonin’s Birthday Service on Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 9:30 a.m.

2024年5月19日の9時30分から宗祖降誕会ををお勤めします。

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Gyofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Sangha Social Hour
9:30 a.m. Gotan-e Dharma Service with English Language Message by Rev. Keisuke Lee-Miyaki
10:30 a.m. 日本語法話 宮木 リー 啓輔 Japanese Language Dharma Message by Rev. Keisuke Lee Miyaki

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

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。

Ojuzu/Nenju Mindfulness Beads (April 21)

This Sunday Rev. Henry will share a Dharma Talk on the meaning and significance of carrying nenju or ojuzu, include an explanation of why we carry nenju, what meaning they express, and when and how they are used in our Jodo Shinshu tradition.

From The Letters of Rennyo Shonin (Gobunsho), Fascicle 2, Letter 5

Not carrying any juzu amounts to grasping the Buddha with bare hands. Shinran Shonin never told us to worship the Buddha without a juzu. Nevertheless, in order to attain birth in the Pure Land, only the entrusting heart of Other Power is required. Not carrying any juzu creates no hindrance to that end.

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting (click here for chanting text)
9:00 a.m. Sangha Social Hour
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. Japanese Language Service 日本語法要 (Hondo 本堂)
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion (Dharma Room)

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

Hanamatsuri Buddha’s Birthday Service

April 14, 2024

Guest Speaker

Rev. Yukiko Motoyoshi

Buddhist Churches of America

Minister Emeritus

御講師

本好由紀子

浄土真宗本願寺派北米開教区

名誉開教使

We warmly welcome you to join us in person at the San Mateo Buddhist Temple or via Zoom Meeting for our Hanamatsuri Service on Sunday, April 14, 2024 at 9:30 a.m. in celebration of Siddhartha Gautama’s Birthday.

2024年4月14日の9時30分から灌仏会(花祭)をお勤めします。

オンラインや電話を通しての参拝も可能です。

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Gyōfu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Sangha Social Hour
9:30 a.m. Hanamatsuri Service with Dharma talk by Rev. Yukiko Motoyoshi
10:30 a.m. Japanese Dharma Talk by Rev. Yukiko Motoyoshi 日本語法話 本好由紀子 先生

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

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 Bill Chin (March 24)

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
(Shoshinge chanting will resume on Sunday, March 31)
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”.

Cured of the Dreadful Illness of Ignorance (March 10)

Inspired by topic of “The Medicine of Compassion” presented by Dr. James Gentry for the March 9 Nembutsu Seminar, Rev. Adams will offer some reflections on how living with deep gratitude in the nembutsu can alleviate the most fundamental aspects of suffering in our minds.

From The Letters of Rennyo Shonin (Gobunsho) Fascicle 5, Letter 12:

How benevolent is Amida Tathagata’s light! Unless we had a chance to encounter this light, we could not possibly be cured of the dreadful illness of ignorance and karmic hindrances we have had since beginningless past. Prompted by the working of this light, those endowed with past karmic good have come to attain the entrusting heart of Other Power. . . . those who have ever had the fortune to attain the entrusting heart of Other Power should remember their indebtedness to Amida’s benevolence and always say the nembutsu as an expression of gratitude for it.

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting (click here for chanting text)
9:00 a.m. Sangha Social Hour
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion (Dharma Room)

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