Sangha Speaker David Chin (Sept. 26)

This Sunday our service will be led by our Sangha members.  San Mateo Buddhist Temple President David Chin will share a Dharma Talk with reflections on how the Buddha’s wisdom has supported him through the challenges of this past year.

Schedule
(Shoshinge chanting will resume next Sunday on Oct. 3)
9:00 a.m. BCA Art Exhibit Virtual Tour with Dharma School Superintendent Yuko Suruki
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”.

Sangha Speaker Juliet Bost “MLK Day: A Jodo Shinshu Reflection”

San Mateo Buddhist Women’s Association Corresponding Secretary Juliet Bost shares her appreciation of the Dharma with a talk entitled “MLK Day: A Jodo Shinshu Reflection.”

Transcript

Please join me in Gassho.

“Primal Vow: If, when I attain Buddhahood, sentient beings in the lands of the ten directions who sincerely and joyfully entrust themselves to me, desire to be born in my land, and contemplate on my name even as many as ten times, should not be born there, may I not attain perfect enlightenment.”

Nembutsu.

Good morning everyone, and thank you for attending this morning’s youth-led service. I’d like to thank Jarrett, Josh, Haley, and Kate for taking the time to prepare and for being here this morning. It’s wonderful to see you all, if not virtually, and I hope there are more opportunities like this to allow our youth sangha members to step up and lead.

For those of you I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting: My name is Juliet Bost. I’m a third year at UC Davis majoring in Political Science – Public Service and minoring in Religious Studies.

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Young Adult & Youth Sangha-led Dharma Service

January 17

We welcome you to join us from the comfort and safety of your own home for our San Mateo Buddhist Temple Zoom Dharma Service on Sunday, January 17. 

This Sunday our service will be led by our Young Adult and Youth Sangha members.  San Mateo Buddhist Women’s Association Corresponding Secretary Juliet Bost will share a Dharma Talk on the topic of MLK Jr. Day: A Jodo Shinshu Reflection.

Schedule
(Shoshinge chanting will resume next Sunday on January 24)
9:00 a.m. Taiso Morning Exercise
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”.

A call for Digital Cooks and Cyber Handy(wo)men!

Since the founding of the San Mateo Buddhist Temple in 1910, our temple has been built and sustained by generations of Sangha members who provided the Dana of helpful work in areas such as cooking, interior design, construction, electrical work, landscaping, and reel-to-reel camera operation.

Perhaps you can’t perfectly reproduce the flavor of your grandmother’s miso soup or drive a nail straight into a board with one strike of the hammer like your grandfather could. Nevertheless, you have valuable skills that can support the life of our Sangha!

Are you a master of Zoom meetings? Do you know the difference between SEO, HTML and URL? Can you compose meaningful and engaging posts for Facebook and Instagram? We would be most grateful for your support with SMBT online activites! Kindly submit the form below to let us know your interests and availability.