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

  • Experiencing The Power Beyond Self: How the Buddhist Teachings are Manifested in Our Helping Others
    26th Annual Nembutsu Seminar Saturday, February 11, 2023 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Rev. Dr. Yasushi Kigoshi Professor Otani University Visiting Scholar University of California Berkeley In this seminar, Rev. Dr. Kigoshi will talk about the series of weekend trips he and Otani University student volunteers took to the area affected by the 2011 earthquake […]
  • Shōshinge: Hymn of True Shinjin and the Nembutsu (Session 25)
    Wednesday, February 8, 2022 We welcome you to join us via Zoom Meeting from the comfort and safety of your own home on Wednesday, February 8 for this free Dharma Study Class. 6:00 p.m. Shōshinge Sōfu Chanting Chanting Shōshinge embodies the heart of daily Nembutsu practice in Jodo Shinshu Buddhism.  Join us to experience the […]
  • Shōshinge: Hymn of True Shinjin and the Nembutsu (Session 24)
    Wednesday, December 14, 2022 We welcome you to join us via Zoom Meeting from the comfort and safety of your own home on Wednesday, December 14 for this free Dharma Study Class. 6:00 p.m. Shōshinge Sōfu Chanting Chanting Shōshinge embodies the heart of daily Nembutsu practice in Jodo Shinshu Buddhism.  Join us to experience the […]
  • Multi-faith Holiday Celebrations
    Wednesday, December 7, 2022 7:00 p.m. Rev. David Fujimoto Resident Minister Mililani Hongwanji Overseeing Minister ‘Ewa Hongwanji As we enjoy this festive season, can we join our non-Buddhist family and friends in celebration of holidays like Hanukkah, Pancha Ganapati, and Christmas while remaining true to our Buddhist identity? Rev. Fujimoto will join us for a […]
  • Shōshinge: Hymn of True Shinjin and the Nembutsu (Session 23)
    Wednesday, November 9, 2022 We welcome you to join us via Zoom Meeting from the comfort and safety of your own home on Wednesday, November 9 for this free Dharma Study Class. 6:00 p.m. Shōshinge Sōfu Chanting Chanting Shōshinge embodies the heart of daily Nembutsu practice in Jodo Shinshu Buddhism.  Join us to experience the […]