Obon Cemetery Services

On Saturday, August 13, the San Mateo Buddhist Temple Sangha will hold our annual Obon cemetery services at the following times and locations:

Schedule
Please click map links below for detailed locations.

9:30 a.m.     Skylawn Memorial Park (MAP)

10:10 a.m.     Golden Gate National Cemetery (MAP)

10:40 a.m.     Olivet Memorial Park (MAP)

11:00 a.m.     Japanese Cemetery in Colma (MAP)

Covid-19 Safety Guidelines for Outdoor Services

  • If you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath, please stay home.
  • Biodegradable disposal paper straws will be available for contactless incense offering.
  • Please consider bringing your own chanting book/card for chanting Juseige (photocopies will be provided as needed).

Memorial Day Weekend Cemetery Services

KINDLY NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO HYBRID ZOOM SERVICE ON SUNDAY, MAY 29.

On May 29 the San Mateo Buddhist Temple Sangha will hold our annual Memorial Day Weekend cemetery services at the following times and locations:

Schedule
Please click map links below for detailed locations.

9:30 a.m.     Skylawn Memorial Park (MAP)

10:10 a.m.     Golden Gate National Cemetery (MAP)

10:40 a.m.     Olivet Memorial Park (MAP)

11:00 a.m.     Japanese Cemetery in Colma (MAP)

Covid-19 Safety Guidelines for Outdoor Services

  • If you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath, please stay home.
  • Biodegradable disposal paper straws will be available for contactless incense offering.
  • Please consider bringing your own chanting book/card for chanting Juseige (photocopies will be provided as needed).

March 13 BCA Eitaikyo Service

On Sunday, March 13, at 10:00 a.m. the San Mateo Buddhist Temple Sangha will be joining the Buddhist Churches of America Eitaikyo Service, which will be live streamed on YouTube.  BCA Minister Emeritus Rev. Dr. Kenji Akahoshi will honor us with a Dharma Talk during the service. 

Read about Rev. Dr. Akahoshi
Click the link below to join the service: 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLtZAGNf9kpV3m57qZzEbIQ

Kindly note that there will not be a separate Zoom meeting for SMBT services and Dharma Discussion this coming Sunday, March 13.  We encourage you to take part in this rare and precious opportunity to join a BCA-wide Dharma Service.  

New Year’s Day Service

January 1


Join us to welcome the New Year 2022 as we look to the wisdom and compassion of Amida Buddha for guidance in coming year.

Schedule
9:15 a.m. Shoshinge Gyofu Chanting
10:00 a.m. New Year’s Eve Dharma Service

To preserve the health and safety of our Sangha given the ongoing surge in Covid-19 infections in San Mateo County, our New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day services will be held via Zoom only, without in-person Sangha attendees in the Hondo.

Please do not come to the temple in person.

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

New Year’s Eve Service

December 31


Join us to reflect the lives we lived during 2021 illuminate by the light of the Buddha’s wisdom.

Schedule
6:00 p.m. Shōya Raisan Chanting
7:00 p.m. New Year’s Eve Dharma Service

To preserve the health and safety of our Sangha given the ongoing surge in Covid-19 infections in San Mateo County, our New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day services will be held via Zoom only, without in-person Sangha attendees in the Hondo. We apologize for the change in plans.

Please do not come to the temple in-person.

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

Obon Cemetery Services

This Saturday, August 7 the San Mateo Buddhist Temple Sangha will resume our annual Memorial Day Weekend tradition of in-person outdoor cemetery services at the follow times and locations:

Schedule
Please click map links below for detailed locations.

9:30 a.m.     Skylawn Memorial Park (MAP)

10:10 a.m.     Golden Gate National Cemetery (MAP)

10:40 a.m.     Olivet Memorial Park (MAP)

11:00 a.m.     Japanese Cemetery in Colma (MAP)

Covid-19 Safety Guidelines for Outdoor Services

  • If you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath, please stay home.
  • Please wear a face covering at all times during the services.
  • Please maintain 6 feet of social distance from people not in your household.
  • Biodegradable disposal paper straws will be used for incense offering.
  • Please consider bringing your own chanting book/card for chanting Juseige (photocopies will be provided as needed).

Memorial Day Weekend Cemetery Services

KINDLY NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO SMBT ZOOM SERVICE ON SUNDAY, MAY 30.

This Sunday, May 30 the San Mateo Buddhist Temple Sangha will resume our annual Memorial Day Weekend tradition of in-person outdoor cemetery services at the follow times and locations:

Schedule
Please click map links below for detailed locations.

9:30 a.m.     Skylawn Memorial Park (MAP)

10:10 a.m.     Golden Gate National Cemetery (MAP)

10:40 a.m.     Olivet Memorial Park (MAP)

11:00 a.m.     Japanese Cemetery in Colma (MAP)

Covid-19 Safety Guidelines for Outdoor Services

  • If you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath, please stay home.
  • Please wear a face covering at all times during the services.
  • Please maintain 6 feet of social distance from people not in your household.
  • Biodegradable disposal paper straws will be used for incense offering.
  • Please consider bringing your own chanting book/card for chanting Juseige (photocopies will be provided as needed).

Feb. 28 BCA Eitaikyo Service

On Sunday, February 28, at 10:00 a.m. the San Mateo Buddhist Temple Sangha will be joining the Buddhist Churches of America Eitaikyo Service, which will be live streamed on YouTube.  BCA Bishop Emeritus Rev. Kodo Umezu will honor us with a Dharma Talk live from the Hondo of the Buddhist Church of San Francisco. 

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Click the link below to join the service: 

https://links.bcancm.org/eitaikyo

Kindly note that there will not be a separate Zoom meeting for SMBT services and Dharma Discussion this coming Sunday, February 28. 

We encourage you to take part in this rare and precious opportunity to join a BCA-wide Dharma Service.