Ho’onko Memorial Service for Shinran Shonin 報恩講法要

January 22, 2023

Guest Speaker

Rev. Takashi Miyaji

御講師

宮地 崇 師

Resident Minister

Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church

H.E. Kosho Ohtani Professor of Shin Buddhist Studies

Institute of Buddhist Studies

We invite you to join us in person or from the safety and comfort of your own home via Zoom Meeting for our for our annual Ho’onko Memorial Service for Shinran Shonin on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 9:30 a.m.  

This service will also include the Installation of Officers for the temple Board of Trustees led by incoming Temple President David Chin and the Buddhist Women’s Association led by Co-Presidents Grace Kanomata and Doris Murai.

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Gyōfu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Mindfulness Meditation
9:30 a.m. Ho’onko Service
  English Language Dharma Talk by Rev. Takashi Miyaji

  Installation of Officers for the SMBT Board of Trustees 
  Installation of Officers for Buddhist Women’s Association
10:45 a.m. 日本語法話 宮地 崇 師 
  Japanese Language Dharma Talk by Rev. Dr. Takashi Miyaji

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

自宅からご参拝され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。

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

October 16, 2022

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Guest Speaker

Rev. Satoshi Kaʻimipono Tomioka

Minister of Puna, Pahala, Naalehu Hongwanji Mission

御講師

富岡智史先生

開教使

ハワイ開教区プナ・パハラ・ナアレフ本願寺

We warmly welcome you to join us in person at the San Mateo Buddhist Temple or via Zoom Meeting for our Eshinni, Kakushinni, Lady Takeko Kujo, Lady Yoshiko Ohtani, Buddhist Women’s Association Memorial Service on Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.

2022年10月16日の9時30分から恵信尼・覚信尼・九条武子・大谷子・仏教婦人会追悼法要をお勤めします。

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Gyofu Chanting (Click here for chanting text)
9:00 a.m. Mindful Meditation with Dr. April Chun
9:30 a.m. BWA Memorial Service with English Language Message by Rev. Satoshi Kaʻimipono Tomioka
10:30 a.m. 日本語法話 富岡智史先生 Japanese Language Dharma Message by Rev. Satoshi Kaʻimipono Tomioka

All ages are welcome to join without prior registration.

本堂でお参りされる方は事前要約は必要ありません。

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

オンラインで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。

Autumn Ohigan Equinox Service

September 25, 2022

Guest Speaker

Rev. Kodo Umezu

Bishop Emeritus

Buddhist Churches of America

御講師

梅津広道先生

前北米開教区開教総長

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 Autumn Ohigan Equinox Service on Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.

2022年9月25日の9時30分から秋季彼岸会をお勤めします。

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Gyofu Chanting (Click here for chanting text)
9:00 a.m. Sangha Social Hour
9:30 a.m. Autumn Ohigan Equinox Dharma Service with English Language Message by Rev. Kodo Umezu
10:30 a.m. 日本語法話 梅津広道先生 Japanese Language Dharma Message by Rev. Kodo Umezu

All ages are welcome to join without prior registration.

本堂でお参りされる方は事前要約は必要ありません。

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

オンラインで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。

No Light Shines Brighter than Wisdom (September 11)

On Sunday, September 11 at 9:30 a.m., we welcome you to join us at the San Mateo Buddhist Temple as we begin a new Dharma School year!

Our theme for this year will be the Sanbutsuge (Verses in Praise of the Buddha), a section of the Sutra on the Buddha of Immeasurable Life, that we often chant during our services. This week Rev. Adams will share the story of the Sanbutsuge and how the Buddha’s wisdom is the light that guides us through the journey of life.

Your radiant countenance is majestic,
And your dignity is boundless.
Radiant splendor such as yours
Has no equal
.

Even the blazing light of
The sun, moon, and mani-jewels
Is completely hidden and obscured,
And looks like a mass of black ink-sticks
.

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

All ages are welcome to join in-person without prior registration. 

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

Obon and Hatsubon Service Service

August 14, 2022

Guest Speaker

Rev. Michael Endo

Executive Assistant to the Bishop

Buddhist Churches of America

Minister’s Assistant

Buddhist Church of Oakland

御講師

遠藤マイケル先生

北米開教区

Executive Assistant to the Bishop

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 Obon and Hatsubon Service on Sunday, August 14, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.

2022年8月14日の9時30分から盂蘭盆及び初盆法要ををお勤めします。

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Gyofu Chanting (Click here for chanting text)
9:00 a.m. Sangha Social Hour
9:30 a.m. Obon and Hatsubon Dharma Service with English Language Message by Rev. Michael Endo
10:30 a.m. 日本語法話 遠藤マイケル先生 Japanese Language Dharma Message by Rev. Michael Endo

All ages are welcome to join without prior registration.  Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination required for eligible individuals age 5 and older.  Up to 36 in-person attendees will be seated in the Hondo, with overflow seating available in the adjacent Social Hall.

本堂でのお参りする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36名まで枠がありますが、ソーシャル・ホールにも席を用意します。五歳以下の参拝者は新型コロナウイルスのワクチン接種の証明は要りません。

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。

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).

The Gift of a Kind & Helpful Body (July 24)

This Sunday, July 24, Rev. Adams will be back live in-person at the San Mateo Buddhist Temple for part four of our summer Dharma Talk series on the Seven Gifts that Do Not Require Possessions.

The gift of a kind and helpful body: To reach out with a helping hand for those in need.  To show attentive and respectful body language to all people.

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting (click here for chanting text)
9:00 a.m. Sangha Activity
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. Japanese Language Dharma Talk 日本語法話

All ages are welcome to join in-person without prior registration.  Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination required for eligible individuals age 5 and older.  Up to 36 in-person attendees will be seated in the Hondo, with overflow seating available in the adjacent Social Hall.

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