BWA

The BWA is a social and work group that supports the Temple activities such as otoki, bazaar, picnic, and chicken bento fundraiser. We also support the Dharma School financially. We have a new members party, an annual excursion, and end of year luncheon. Meetings are the first Sunday of the month at 11:30 am. Membership is open to anyone interested in joining.
To learn more about BWA please contact smbtbwa@gmail.com

  • Hinamatsuri (Doll Festival)

    March 3, 2024

    We welcome you to join us in person at the San Mateo Buddhist Temple on Sunday, March 3 for a celebration of the traditional Japanese holiday of Hinamatsuri (Doll Festival). Rev. Adams will share a Dharma talk on the meaning of the Doll Festival from a Buddhist perspective.

    Schedule

    8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting

    9:00 a.m. Taiso Morning Exercise with Juliet and Grace Bost

    9:30 a.m. Dharma Service

    10:30 a.m.

    ⚫︎ Hondo: Shotsuki Hoyo Monthly Memorial Service

    ⚫︎ Classrooms: Hinamatsuri (Doll Festival) Dharma School School Activity 子供のアクティビティ

    ⚫︎ Dharma Room: Dharma Discussion

    11:30 a.m. Hinamatsuri Program (Music and Dance)

    To join us for online Dharma Services, CLICK HERE to sign up for “Live Broadcast of Services”.

  • Day of Remembrance: Michiko’s Story & Panel Discussions

    Sunday, February 18 at 9:30 a.m.

    We warmly welcome you to join us in-person at the San Mateo Buddhist Temple on Sunday, February 18 at 9:30 a.m. for a special documentary premiere highlighting San Mateo Buddhist Temple member Michiko Mukai’s childhood experience of the incarceration camps during WWII.  Following the film, we will have a series of panel discussion with temple members reflecting on their families’ experiences of the incarceration camps.

    Schedule
    8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting (click here for chanting text)
    9:00 a.m. Mindfulness Meditation
    9:30 a.m. Dharma Service and viewing of “Michiko’s Childhood Story in Internment Camps and Beyond”
    (End of Zoom Livestream)

    In order to encourage free and open sharing, the Q&A panels will be in-person only:        
    Panel: Michiko Mukai, Kevin Mukai, Wesley Mukai, and Katie Mukai
    Panel: Steve Okamoto, Ritsuko Furuya, and Mike Yoshimoto

    (In person attendees are encouraged to join us for an luncheon in the Social Hall following the program.

    To join us for the hybrid service via Zoom, CLICK HERE to sign up for “Live Broadcast of Services”.