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

  • Shōshinge: Hymn of True Shinjin and the Nembutsu (Session 7)
    Wednesday, March 10, 2021 We welcome you to join us via Zoom Meeting from the comfort and safety of your own home on Wednesday, December 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 […]
  • Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists
    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 7:00 p.m. Chenxing Han Institute of Buddhist Studies Alumnus and Buddhist Author A conversation with the author and SMBT Sangha members Juliet Bost, David Chin, Hailey La Monte, Michiko Mukai and others We welcome you to join us via Zoom Meeting from the comfort and safety of your own home on […]
  • Nenbutsu and the Mystery of Speech
    24th Annual Nembutsu Seminar Saturday, February 13, 2021 2:00 p.m. Dr. Aaron Proffitt Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies University at Albany, State University of New York In medieval Japan, the nenbutsu was certainly one of the most popular forms of Buddhist practice. The nenbutsu was understood in various ways, and the term “nenbutsu” referred not […]
  • Shōshinge: Hymn of True Shinjin and the Nembutsu (Session 6)
    Wednesday, February 10, 2021 We welcome you to join us via Zoom Meeting from the comfort and safety of your own home on Wednesday, December 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 […]
  • Shōshinge: Hymn of True Shinjin and the Nembutsu (Session 5)
    Wednesday, January 13, 2021 We welcome you to join us via Zoom Meeting from the comfort and safety of your own home on Wednesday, December 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 […]