The Medicine of Compassion: Pure Land Practice and Other Power in a Tibetan Buddhist Pill Tradition

27th Annual Nembutsu Seminar

Saturday, March 9, 2024

2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Dr. James


Stanford University

Dr. Gentry specializes in Tibetan Buddhism, with particular focus on the literature and history of its Tantric traditions. He is the author of Power Objects in Tibetan Buddhism: The Life, Writings, and Legacy of Sokdokpa Lodrö Gyeltsen, which examines the roles of Tantric material and sensory objects in the lives and institutions of Tibetan and Himalayan Buddhists.

We welcome you to join us in person at the San Mateo Buddhist Temple on Saturday, March 9 for this Dharma session.

You may also join via Zoom Meeting from the comfort and safety of your own home. To join us online, CLICK HERE and sign up for “Study Classes and Seminars”.

Experiencing The Power Beyond Self: How the Buddhist Teachings are Manifested in Our Helping Others

26th Annual Nembutsu Seminar

Saturday, February 11, 2023

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Rev. Dr. Yasushi



Otani University

Visiting Scholar

University of California Berkeley

In this seminar, Rev. Dr. Kigoshi will talk about the series of weekend trips he and Otani University student volunteers took to the area affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The volunteers went to provide help to the disaster victims – cleaning out damaged properties and organizing gatherings for activities but most importantly, being there to listen and provide moral support without using the occasions for proselytizing. In this way, Prof. Kigoshi and the students learned concrete Dharma lessons about themselves and society.

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