特別法座:江本常照先生 Special Dharma Lecture by Rev. Jōshō Emoto

2024年7月8日(月曜日)午後3時からサンマテオ仏教会の本堂で特別法座を行います。

Monday, July 8, 2024

3:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Special Dharma Lecture live in person at the San Mateo Buddhist Temple.

江本常照先生

真宗大谷派 普光山長仁寺 住職

大分県中津市

Rev. Jōshō Emoto

Resident Minister, Choninji Temple

Nakatsu City, Oita Prefecture, Japan

この日本語の法座は英語の通訳付きで行います。

This talk will be delivered in Japanese with English interpretation by Rev. Henry Adams.

オンライン(ズーム・ミーティング)で参加する方は、ここで「日本語の法話」に登録してください。
To join us online for this hybrid Dharma Session, CLICK HERE and sign up for “日本語の法話”.

The Buddhist Meaning of Temple Bazaars and Obon

Wednesday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m.

As we gear up for our season of summer festivals at SMBT and our neighboring Buddhist temples, much attention and effort will go into to coordinating volunteers, construction, and food preparation.  This gathering will be an opportunity to reflect on the Buddhist meaning of these beloved traditions, and the opportunities they present for putting the Buddha’s teachings into practice.

Creating Inclusive Sanghas (Part II)

April 17

7:00 p.m.

Rev. Melissa Opel

Resident Minister

Buddhist Church of San Francisco

Read about Rev. Opel

We warmly welcome you to join us in person at the San Mateo Buddhist Temple for this Dharma Talk and conversation with Rev. Melissa Opel.

To join us via Zoom, CLICK HERE and sign up for “Study Classes and Seminars”. To protect the privacy of online participants and encourage free and open discussion, this session will not be recorded.

What does SMBT Mean to You?

Wedneday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m.

Please join us for an open conversation about your vision for the future of SMBT and ways you can to participate and contribute.  Topics of conversation will include:

・What sort of programs and activities would you like to experience at the temple?

・How can the temple support you and your family?

・How does one become a member of the temple?

・What are the expectations of temple members?

The Medicine of Compassion: Pure Land Practice and Other Power in a Tibetan Buddhist Pill Tradition

27th Annual Nembutsu Seminar

Saturday, March 9, 2024

2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Dr. James

Gentry

Stanford University

Dr. Gentry specializes in Tibetan Buddhism, with particular focus on the literature and history of its Tantric traditions. He is the author of Power Objects in Tibetan Buddhism: The Life, Writings, and Legacy of Sokdokpa Lodrö Gyeltsen, which examines the roles of Tantric material and sensory objects in the lives and institutions of Tibetan and Himalayan Buddhists.

We welcome you to join us in person at the San Mateo Buddhist Temple on Saturday, March 9 for this Dharma session.

You may also join via Zoom Meeting from the comfort and safety of your own home. To join us online, CLICK HERE and sign up for “Study Classes and Seminars”.

Shōshinge: Hymn of True Shinjin and the Nembutsu (Session 30)

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

We continue our study of the teachings of Honen-bo Genku, Shinran Shonin’s teacher, reflecting upon the hindrances caused by doubt, and benefits of shinjin, or entrusting in the Buddha’s teachings:

Return to this house of transmigration, of birth-and death,
Is decidedly caused by doubt.
Swift entrance into the city of tranquility, the uncreated,
Is necessarily brought about by shinjin.

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Shōshinge: Hymn of True Shinjin and the Nembutsu (Session 29)

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Please join us as we encounter the teachings of Honen-bo Genku, Shinran Shonin’s teacher, who established a radically inclusive Sangha community where samurai and aristocrats sat shoulder to shoulder with outcastes and thieves to hear the message of Amida Buddha’s great compassion:

Master Genku, well-versed in the Buddha’s teaching,
Turned compassionately to foolish people, both good and evil;
Establishing in this remote land the teaching and realization that are the true essence of the Pure Land way,
He transmits the selected Primal Vow to us of the defiled world:

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Shōshinge: Hymn of True Shinjin and the Nembutsu (Session 31)

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

We welcome you to join us in person or via Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, December 13 for this free Dharma Study Class.

6:00 p.m. Shōshinge Sōfu Chanting

Chanting Shōshinge embodies the heart of daily Nembutsu practice in Jodo Shinshu Buddhism.  Join us to experience the settled the mind through focused breathing and meditative listening.

7:00 p.m. Reading and Discussion

This session will conclude our journey through the Shoshinge, which began in the Spring of 2020.  As we read this final section, we will reflect upon the significance of Shoshinge as a whole and consider the essential teachings that Shinran Shonin illuminates in his verses.

The mahasattvas and masters who spread the sutras
Save the countless beings of utter defilement and evil.
With the same mind, all people of the present, whether monk or lay,
Should rely wholly on the teachings of these venerable masters.

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