Shōshinge: Hymn of True Shinjin and the Nembutsu (Session 28)

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

We welcome you to join us via Zoom Meeting from the comfort and safety of your own home on Wednesday, September 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

Please join us for a conversation about the teachings of the Japanese Pure Land Master Genshin, whose teachings offer the assurance that the light of the Buddha’s compassion is constantly illuminating our path forward in life, even when we are not aware of it.

The person burdened with extreme evil should simply say the Name:
Although I too am within Amida’s grasp,
Passions obstruct my eyes and I cannot see him;
Nevertheless, great compassion is untiring and illumines me always.

Full text of Shōshinge


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Obon and Hatsubon Service Service

August 13, 2023

Guest Speaker

Rev. Noritaka Imada

Resident Minister

Buddhist Church of Florin

Supervising Minister

Buddhist Church of Lodi





We warmly welcome you to join us in person at the San Mateo Buddhist Temple or via Zoom Meeting for our Obon and Hatsubon Service on Sunday, August 13, 2023 at 9:30 a.m.


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. Noritaka Imada
10:30 a.m. 日本語法話 今田法翔先生 Japanese Language Dharma Message by Rev. Noritaka Imada

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Where is the Pure Land? (June 2)

In these busy times when our attention is pulled in many directions at once, Rev. Adams will share a Dharma Talk about the peace of mind we receive from having a single clear direction for our lives, inspired by the following verse from the Sanbutsuge.

Those who come from the ten quarters
Shall rejoice with pure hearts;
Once they reach my land,
They shall dwell in peace and happiness.

8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Taiso Morning Exercise
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. Shotsuki Hoyo Monthly Memorial 祥月法要 (Hondo)
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion (Dharma Room)

We welcome you to join us in person!

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