Autumn Ohigan (Equinox) Service

September 20, 2020

Guest Speaker (English)

Rev. Diana Thompson

Tri-State Denver Buddhist Temple

Check out Rev. Thompson’s messages on the Tri-State Denver Buddhist Temple Website

日本語の御講師

林斉昭先生

恵光寺(ワシントンDC)

林先生のご紹介

Under these extraordinary circumstances, we invite you to join us from the safety and comfort of your own home for an online Autumn Ohigan Service via the Zoom Meeting internet program on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. during which we will remember our loved ones who have crossed over to the Other Shore.  Please do not come to the temple in person.

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Gyofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Taiso Morning Exercise with instructor Juliet Bost
9:30 a.m. Autumn Ohigan Dharma Service with English Language Message by Rev. Diana Thompson
10:30 a.m. 日本語法話 林斉昭先生 Japanese Language Dharma Message by Rev. Nari Hayashi

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

現在感染が拡大している新型コロナウイルス感染を防ぐため、サンマテオ仏教会本堂内に集まることはできませんが、オンラインや電話を通して秋季彼岸会を行います。

そこで、2020年9月20日の9時30分から初盆法要をインターネットと電話でライブ中継をする予定です。自宅からご参拝されたい方は次の手順でご参加下さい。

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。

Dharma Flowing in Minneapolis during Challenging Times

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

7:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Rev. Todd Tsuchiya and Rev. Chiemi Onikura Bly will join us via Zoom from Minneapolis to share insights and experiences from their interfaith and community activities in Minnesota in the wake of George Floyd’s killing.

Twin Cities Buddhist Association Sangha

Rev. Todd Tsuchiya

Rev. Tsuchiya is a Minister’s Assistant at TCBA and ordained in the Jodo Shinshu Nishi Hongwanji tradition in Kyoto, Japan and part of the Buddhist Churches of America.  He was born and raised in Minnesota and is a retired dentist. Rev. Tsuchiya is familiar to the SMBT Sangha from his past presentation on the History and Activities of the Twin Cities Buddhist Association Sangha.

Rev. Chiemi Onikura Bly

Raised in a Jodo Shinshu temple family in Fukuoka Japan, Rev. Onikura Bly graduated from a Jodo Shinshu high school and college. She moved to the United States in 2000. Chiemi has lived in Minnesota for 20 years. She teaches Japanese Language Arts and Social Studies to high school students at the Minneapolis Japanese School. Chiemi is ordained in the Jodo Shinshu Nishi Hongwanji tradition in 2016. She is an Assistant Minister of the Buddhist Church of America, and serves at the Twin Cities Buddhist Association.

Check out this Buddhist Hamilton Parody written by Rev. Tsuchiya and performed by Koichi Mizushima

To join us for this online Dharma Session, CLICK HERE and sign up for “Study Classes and Seminars”.

Prajñā: Wisdom

Sunday, August 23, 2020

We will explore the meaning of wisdom, the working that brings about the realization of awakening by illuminating that which is true and severing the distraction of falsehood.

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Taiso Morning Exercise with instructor Juliet Bost
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. 日本語法要 Japanese Language Service

This Dharma talk is Part Six in a six-part series delivered via Zoom Meeting exploring the core Mahayana Buddhist teaching of the Six Paramitas: giving, discipline, patience, diligence, concentration, and wisdom.  The Six Paramitas describe the characteristics of a well-lived Buddhist life, and endeavoring to practice them in everyday situations is a lifelong journey.

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

Dhyāna: Concentration

Sunday, August 16, 2020

We will reflect upon the Buddhist practice of focusing the mind on a single point of concentration, such that one arrives at a mental state free of distraction.

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Taiso Morning Exercise with instructor Juliet Bost
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion

This Dharma talk is Part Five in a six-part series delivered via Zoom Meeting exploring the core Mahayana Buddhist teaching of the Six Paramitas: giving, discipline, patience, diligence, concentration, and wisdom.  The Six Paramitas describe the characteristics of a well-lived Buddhist life, and endeavoring to practice them in everyday situations is a lifelong journey.

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

Obon and Hatsubon Service

August 9, 2020

Guest Speaker (English)

Rev. Harry Gyokyo Bridge

Buddhist Church of Oakland

Learn more about Rev. Bridge

日本語の御講師

桑原淨信先生

浄土真宗本願寺派バークレー仏教会

桑原先生のご紹介

Obon music video by Rev. Bridge

Under these extraordinary circumstances, we invite you to join us from the safety and comfort of your own home for an online Obon & Hatsubon Memorial Service via the Zoom Meeting internet program on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. during which we will remember our loved ones who have crossed over to the Other Shore.  Please do not come to the temple in person.

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Gyofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Taiso Morning Exercise with instructor Juliet Bost
9:30 a.m. Obon and Hatsubon Dharma Service with English Language Message by Rev. Harry Gyokyo Bridge
10:30 a.m. 日本語法話 桑原淨信先生 Japanese Language Dharma Message by Rev. Kiyonobu Kuwahara

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

現在感染が拡大している新型コロナウイルス感染を防ぐため、サンマテオ仏教会本堂内に集まることはできませんが、オンラインや電話を通して盂蘭盆会及び初盆法要を行います。

そこで、2020年8月9日の9時30分から初盆法要をインターネットと電話でライブ中継をする予定です。自宅からご参拝されたい方は次の手順でご参加下さい。

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。

(SMBT Obon lanterns photo by Aiko Chikaba)