Dharma Talks

We are a temple of the Jodo Shinshu Buddhist School, which emphasizes mindfulness of the Buddha’s wisdom and compassion in our daily lives and the recitation of the Name of Amida Buddha (Namo Amida Butsu) with a heart of gratitude.

  • On the Path Free from Doubt
    As we remember our loved ones who crossed over to the Other Shore in the month of November, Rev. Adams considers the peace of mind that we realize through trusting in the Buddha’s compassionate vow. To join us for online Dharma Services, CLICK HERE to sign up for “Live Broadcast of Services”.
  • The First Noble Truth: Removing Pain and Giving Comfort
    Rev. Adams shares reflections on Veteran’s Day and transforming conflict through compassion, particularly how the practice of removing pain and giving comfort provides healing in our lives, in our communities and between nations. To join us for online Dharma Services, CLICK HERE to sign up for “Live Broadcast of Services”.
  • Nembutsu Halloween
    Rev. Adams shares his encounter with a marvelous person of the Nembutsu while trick-or-treating in his neighborhood. To join us for online Dharma Services, CLICK HERE to sign up for “Live Broadcast of Services”.
  • The First Noble Truth: Suffering from Aging
    In the First Noble Truth, the Truth of Suffering, the Buddha encourages us to recognize that aging is an unavoidable part of our lives.  In this talk Rev. Adams shares what it was like to get back on a skateboard at age 38. We also recall the lives of Rennyo Shonin and the Myokonin Genza, […]
  • The First Noble Truth: The Difficulties of Birth
    As we explore the First Noble Truth, the Truth of Suffering, we will consider the story of the Buddha’s Disciple Upali, who was born into the servant (Sudra) caste and served the royal Sakya clan as a barber. The Buddha, who was born into the ruling (Ksatriya) warrior caste, rejected the caste system and welcomed […]