The Gift of Welcoming Hospitality (September 4)

This is part seven concluding our summer Dharma Talk series on the Seven Gifts that Do Not Require Possessions.

The gift of welcoming hospitality: 房舍施 (bōsha-se): To warmly welcome all guests, making them feel at home in one’s company.

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. Shotsuki Hoyo Monthly Memorial Service

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”.

The Gift of a Comfortable Seat (August 28)

This is part six of our summer Dharma Talk series on the Seven Gifts that Do Not Require Possessions.

The gift of a comfortable seat (床座施 shōza-se): To offer the most safe and comfortable seat to a guest, even it means giving up one’s own favored seat.

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. Shotsuki Hoyo Monthly Memorial Service

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”.

Special Guest Dharma Speaker: Leo Joslin Sensei (June 19)

On Sunday, June 19, we are honored to welcome Leo Joslin Sensei from the Buddhist Church of San Francisco as our Special Guest Dharma Speaker.

Click here to read more about Leo Sensei

Schedule
(Shoshinge chanting will resume on June 26)

9:00 a.m. Mindful Meditation with Dr. April Chun
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service with talk by Leo Joslin Sensei
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion with Leo Joslin Sensei

You may also join us via Zoom for this Dharma Service. To receive the link, CLICK HERE and 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

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5月22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。

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Memorial: The Gift of a Generous Heart (August 7)

We will remember the lives lost during the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in conjunctions with part five of our summer Dharma Talk series on the Seven Gifts that Do Not Require Possessions.

The gift of a generous heart (心施 shin-se): To joyfully give assistance to others without resenting any inconvenience it may cause for oneself.

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. Shotsuki Hoyo Monthly Memorial Service

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”.

The Gift of a Helpful and Respectful Body (July 24)

This is part four of our summer Dharma Talk series on the Seven Gifts that Do Not Require Possessions.

The gift of a helpful and respectful body (身施 shin-se): 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. Shotsuki Hoyo Monthly Memorial Service

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”.

The Gift of Kind Words (July 17)

For part three of our summer Dharma Talk series on the Seven Gifts that Do Not Require Possessions Rev. Adams will share a Dharma Talk via Zoom from his home state of Minnesota.

The gift of kind words (言辭施 gonji-se): To speak gently to others, refraining from coarse and rude speech.

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. Shotsuki Hoyo Monthly Memorial Service

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”.

Sangha Speaker Juliet Bost (July 10)

This Sunday our service will be led by our Sangha members.  San Mateo Buddhist Women’s Association Corresponding Secretary and Young Buddhist Editorial member Juliet Bost will share a Dharma Talk on the topic of “Reflecting on Wisdom, Joy, and Authenticity”

Schedule
(Shoshinge chanting will resume on July 24)
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service with talk by Juliet Bost
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion led by Juliet Bost

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

BCA Bishop’s Memorial: Rev. Shinsho Hanayama’s Gift of Peaceful Facial Expressions (July 3)

Rev. Adams will share his appreciation for Rev. Shinsho Hanayama, who expressed the Buddha’s wish for peace by serving as a chaplain to the condemned inmates at the Sugamo Prison in Tokyo and by promoting greater awareness and understanding of Buddhism in the United States as Bishop of the Buddhist Churches of America.

This is part two of our summer Dharma Talk series on the Seven Gifts that Do Not Require Possessions.

The gift of peaceful and joyful facial expressions (和顏悦色施 wagen-etsujiki-se): To refrain from frowning and making angry faces even in times of difficulty.

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. Shotsuki Hoyo Monthly Memorial Service

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”.