This month as we celebrate Sakyamuni Buddha’s Birthday, the following verse from the Shoshinge expresses our appreciation for the meaning of his appearance in this world:
Sakyamuni Tathagata appeared in this world Solely to teach the ocean-like Primal Vow of Amida; We, an ocean of beings in an evil age of five defilements, Should entrust ourselves to the Tathagata’s words of truth.
Under these extraordinary circumstances, we invite you to join us from the safety and comfort of your own home for an online Hanamatsuri Buddha’s Birthday Service via the Zoom Meeting internet program on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.
Schedule 8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Gyofu Chanting 9:00 a.m. Taiso Morning Exercise with instructor Juliet Bost 9:30 a.m. Hanamatsuri Dharma Service with English Language Message by Rev. Dr. Jeff Wilson 10:30 a.m. 日本語法話 攝受弘宣先生 Japanese Language Dharma Message by Rev. Hironobu Shoju
To join us for this online Spring Ohigan Service, CLICK HERE to sign up for “Live Broadcast of Services”.
As we welcome the traditional Japanese celebration of Hinamatsuri (Girl’s Day), we will revisit the story of Sujata, and how her gift to Siddhartha enabled him to awaken to the Middle Way as the path to liberation from suffering.
Schedule 8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting 9:00 a.m. Taiso Morning Exercise 9:30 a.m. Dharma Service 10:30 a.m. Shotsuki Hoyo Monthly Memorial Service
To join us for online Dharma Services, CLICK HERE to sign up for “Live Broadcast of Services”.
On this Thanksgiving weekend, when many are forgoing the usual holiday gatherings in the midst of a rise in Covid-19 infections, we look to the the Buddha’s teaching on the Difficulty of Separation from Loved Ones and how to live with peace of mind in a constantly changing world.
We welcome you to join us via Zoom Meeting from the comfort and safety of your own home on Sunday, November 29 for our San Mateo Buddhist Temple Dharma Services.
Schedule 8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting 9:00 a.m. Taiso Morning Exercise with instructor Juliet Bost 9:30 a.m. Dharma Service 10:30 a.m. 日本語法要 Japanese Language Service
To join us for this online Dharma Service, CLICK HERE to sign up for “Live Broadcast of Services”.
Trinity Goodman is a traveling crisis nurse. Since April, she has treated Covid patients in three different hotspots: New York, Texas and Indiana. She tells us about the last 8 months at the front lines of the pandemic.