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 22)
    Wednesday, October 19, 2022 We welcome you to join us via Zoom Meeting from the comfort and safety of your own home on Wednesday, July 6 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 21)
    Wednesday, September 14, 2022 We welcome you to join us via Zoom Meeting from the comfort and safety of your own home on Wednesday, June 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 […]
  • “The Vertical and Horizontal Threads of Jodo Shinshu: The Compassionate Vow in Society” Special Dharma Lecture by Rev. Giei Sasaki
    浄土真宗の縦糸と横糸 − 本願の出会いと対社会性 – 特別講師:佐々木義英先生 Tuesday, September 6, 2022 7:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) 2022年9月6日(火曜日)午後7時(米国太平洋時間) Rev. Giei Sasaki Hongwanji Guiding Dharma Teacher Director of the Research Office for Doctrine and Propagation at the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji Research Institute Chuo Bukkyo Gakuin Buddhist Seminary Instructor 佐々木義英先生 本願寺司教、浄土真宗本願寺派総合研究所教学伝道研究室長、中央仏教学院講師。
  • Shōshinge: Hymn of True Shinjin and the Nembutsu (Session 19)
    Wednesday, April 13, 2022 This month’s session will continue to explore the teachings of the Pure Land Master Vasubandhu, whose treatise on the Sutra of the Buddha of Immeasurable guides us to embrace the at times difficult work of helping others while keeping a playful heart. And when he reaches that lotus-held world,He immediately realizes […]
  • How I Prepared for the BCA Ministry
    Wednesday, May 4, 2022 7:00 p.m. Rev. Tadao Koyama Resident Minister Tacoma Buddhist Temple Rev. Koyama will share reflections on his studies in Kyoto at the Chuo Bukkyo Gakuin Buddhist Seminary and the Hongwanji Ritual Training Department.  As the only BCA Kaikyoshi Minister to receive his first temple assignment during the pandemic, he also has […]