The Meaning of 108

The number 108 has great significance in Buddhism. There are multiple commentaries on the meaning of 108. The following are two common explanations.


Nagarjuna’s explanation of the significance of the number 108 from his Commentary on the Perfection of Great Wisdom:

Human beings have 6 senses 六受:

1) sight 眼→色

2) sound 耳→声

3) smell 鼻→香

4) taste 舌→味

5) touch 身→触

6) thought 意→法

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New Year’s Eve Service

December 31


Join us to reflect the lives we lived during 2021 illuminate by the light of the Buddha’s wisdom.

Schedule
6:00 p.m. Shōya Raisan Chanting
7:00 p.m. New Year’s Eve Dharma Service

To preserve the health and safety of our Sangha given the ongoing surge in Covid-19 infections in San Mateo County, our New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day services will be held via Zoom only, without in-person Sangha attendees in the Hondo. We apologize for the change in plans.

Please do not come to the temple in-person.

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

New Year’s Eve Service

December 31


Join us from the comfort and safety of your own home to bid farewell to 2020. Please do not come to the temple in-person.

Prepare a bell to join us in ringing out the past year via Zoom from your home.  If you don’t have a bell at home, we welcome you to find a creative alternative!

Schedule
6:00 p.m. Shōya Raisan Chanting
7:00 p.m. New Year’s Eve Dharma Service

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