Buddhist Education Committee

The Buddhist Education Committee coordinates the religious activities of the Temple. Each member of the committee represents an important part of the Temple by scheduling, preparing, identifying volunteers and introducing new ideas and programs. Any interested member of the Temple may participate in the committee meetings.

You can learn more about the Buddhist Education Committee by contacting smbt@sanmateobuddhisttemple.org

BEC Activities

  • Ōjō Raisan (Shoya Raisan) Chanting
    The chanting of Ōjō Raisan (Shoya Raisan) is a Pure Land Buddhist tradition established in China by Master Shandao, which was widely embraced among the followers of Hōnen Shōnin.  This beautiful liturgy continues to be chanted in the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji School today. Join us to experience the settling of the mind through focused breathing […]
  • Jewels: An Introduction to American Buddhism for Youth, Scouts and the Young at Heart (With a Bit of Humor)
    Wednesday, December 2, 2020 7:00 p.m. Rev. Dr. Kenneth Tanaka Professor Emeritus Musashino University, Tokyo We welcome you to join us via Zoom Meeting from the comfort and safety of your own home on Wednesday, December 2 for this free Dharma session. CLICK HERE to download and read Jewels: An Introduction to American Buddhism for […]
  • Shoshinge Gyōfu Chanting
    The chanting of Shōshinge embodies the heart of daily Nembutsu practice in Jodo Shinshu Buddhism.  Join us to experience the settling of the mind through focused breathing and meditative listening. Shōshinge Gyōfu Chanting Text (Click here if you are having trouble viewing the text) Audio Coming soon!
  • Considering Racial Justice from a Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Perspective
    Wednesday, November 4, 2020 7:00 p.m. Rev. Matt Hamasaki Resident Minister Buddhist Church of Sacramento We welcome you to join us via Zoom Meeting from the comfort and safety of your own home on Wednesday, November 4 for this free Dharma session. To join us for this online Dharma Session, CLICK HERE and sign up for “Study […]
  • Shōshinge: Hymn of True Shinjin and the Nembutsu (Session 3)
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020 We welcome you to join us via Zoom Meeting from the comfort and safety of your own home on Wednesday, September 9 for this free Dharma Study Class. 6:00 p.m. Shōshinge Sōfu Chanting The chanting of Shōshinge embodies the heart of daily Nembutsu practice in Jodo Shinshu Buddhism.  Join us to […]