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 11)
    Wednesday, July 14, 2021 We welcome you to join us via Zoom Meeting from the comfort and safety of your own home on Wednesday, June 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 9)
    This month we consider the following verse which illuminates the the profound transformation that occurs with the arising of the one thought-moment of joy. When the one thought-moment of joy arises,Nirvana is attained without severing blind passions;When ignorant and wise, even grave offenders and slanders of the dharma, all alike turn and enter shinjin,They are […]
  • Shōshinge: Hymn of True Shinjin and the Nembutsu (Session 10)
    Wednesday, June 9, 2021 We welcome you to join us via Zoom Meeting from the comfort and safety of your own home on Wednesday, June 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 […]
  • The Path to the Pure Land: A Translation of and Commentary on Shinran’s Saihō-Shinan-shō
    Wednesday, May 5, 2021 7:00 p.m. via Zoom Meeting Rev. Dr. Toshikazu Arai Professor Emeritus Soai University, Osaka We invite you join us to hear Rev. Dr. Arai share insights from his recently published translation of Shinran’s record of teachings by his master Honen.  This superb translation makes Saihō-Shinan-shō available to English language readers for […]
  • The Path to the Pure Land
    A Translation of and Commentary on Shinran’s Saihō-Shinan-shō Wednesday, May 5, 2021 7:00 p.m. Rev. Dr. Toshikazu Arai Professor Emeritus, Soai University, Osaka, Japan We invite you join us to hear Rev. Dr. Arai share insights from his recently published translation of Shinran’s record of teachings by his master Honen.  This superb translation makes Saihō-Shinan-shō […]