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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Posts about Dharma School
- Veteran’s Day—Cherished Friends and Wishes for Peace (November 12)On the occasion of our annual Veteran’s Day Service, Rev. Adams will offer Dharma appreciations of archival video messages by the late Rev. Yoshiaki Fujitani, former Bishop of the Hompa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii and Nisei veteran. Schedule8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting9:00 a.m. Sangha Social Hour9:30 a.m. Veteran’s Day Dharma Service10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion To join us… Read more: Veteran’s Day—Cherished Friends and Wishes for Peace (November 12)
- The Buddha’s Superpowers (October 29)Wear your Halloween costume to service on Sunday, October 29! Rev. Adams’ Dharma talk will explore connections between the powers attributed to modern day comic book superheroes and the extraordinary powers demonstrated by Sakyamuni Buddha when he confronted the murderous bandit Angulimala. From the Letters of Rennyo Shonin (Gobunsho) Fascicle 2, Letter 4 Out of great love… Read more: The Buddha’s Superpowers (October 29)
- Simply Say “Namo Amida Butsu” (October 15)When you join Dharma Service at the San Mateo Buddhist Temple you will hear the words “Namo Amida Butsu” chanted, spoken, and sung throughout the service. This Sunday, Rev. Henry will share reflections on the meaning of “Namo Amida Butsu,” when we can say it, and why we celebrate it as a Buddhist practice that is truly… Read more: Simply Say “Namo Amida Butsu” (October 15)
Family-Friendly Dharma School Service Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
All are welcome!