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

  • Introduction to Buddhist Funerals and Memorial Services
    To join us for future sessions on this and other topics, CLICK HERE to sign up for “Study Classes and Seminars.”
  • Buddhist Film Screening: A Profound Silence
    Wednesday, May 29 at 7:00 p.m.  “A Profound Silence” is a short film featuring Jodo Shinshu Buddhist voices from the LGBTQ+ community, family, and allies.  Please join us for a viewing of the film with fellow Sangha members, followed by a discussion facilitated by Rev. Adams (he/him) and SMBT Minister’s Assistant Juliet Bost Yokoe (they/them).
  • The Buddhist Meaning of Temple Bazaars and Obon
    Wednesday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m. As we gear up for our season of summer festivals at SMBT and our neighboring Buddhist temples, much attention and effort will go into to coordinating volunteers, construction, and food preparation.  This gathering will be an opportunity to reflect on the Buddhist meaning of these beloved traditions, and the… Read more: The Buddhist Meaning of Temple Bazaars and Obon
  • Creating Inclusive Sanghas (Part II)
    April 17 7:00 p.m. Rev. Melissa Opel Resident Minister Buddhist Church of San Francisco Read about Rev. Opel We warmly welcome you to join us in person at the San Mateo Buddhist Temple for this Dharma Talk and conversation with Rev. Melissa Opel. To join us via Zoom, CLICK HERE and sign up for “Study Classes and… Read more: Creating Inclusive Sanghas (Part II)
  • What does SMBT Mean to You?
    Wedneday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m. Please join us for an open conversation about your vision for the future of SMBT and ways you can to participate and contribute.  Topics of conversation will include: ・What sort of programs and activities would you like to experience at the temple? ・How can the temple support you and… Read more: What does SMBT Mean to You?