Dharma School

The Dharma School, for ages Pre-K – 12th grade, provides an enjoyable introduction to Jodo Shinshu Buddhism. Class activities include crafts, skits, parties, games, and more. Classes are taught by volunteer teachers, under the guidance of the Temple minister.

Dharma School year runs from September through June, but we welcome new families to our Temple and Dharma School at any time of the year. To learn more about Dharma School please contact smbtdharmaschool@gmail.com

A Dharma talk for Dharma School Students

Posts about Dharma School

  • Nirvana Day (February 12)
    Nirvana Day is our annual remembrance of the day that Sakyamuni Buddha drew his final breath in this world and attained parinirvana, passing into the lasting peace of tranquility. Schedule8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Gyofu Chanting (click here for chanting text)9:00 a.m. Sangha Social Activity9:30 a.m. Nirvana Day Service10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion To join us for this online Dharma […]
  • Nītha the Scavenger (February 5)
    In this Sunday’s Dharma Talk, Rev. Adams will share the story of Nītha, a scavenger who met the Buddha while collecting waste. Initially ashamed of his own lowly status, Nitha was welcomed by the Buddha to join the Sangha with respect and dignity. Schedule8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting9:00 a.m. Taiso Morning Exercise9:30 a.m. Dharma Service10:30 a.m. Shotsuki […]
  • The Calm and Courageous Lion (January 8)
    This Sunday’s Dharma Talk by Rev. Adams will focus on the courage that awakens in our minds when we are free of ignorance, greed, and anger, inspired by the following verse the Sanbutsuge: Ignorance, greed, and anger Are completely absent in the World-honored One; You are a lion, the most courageous of all humans, Having immeasurable majestic […]

Family-Friendly Dharma School Service Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

All are welcome!