August 8, 2021
Under these extraordinary circumstances, we invite you to join us from the safety and comfort of your own home for an online Obon & Hatsubon Memorial Service via the Zoom Meeting internet program on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. during which we will remember our loved ones who have crossed over to the Other Shore. Please do not come to the temple in person.
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Gyofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Taiso Morning Exercise with instructors Juliet and Grace Bost
9:30 a.m. Obon and Hatsubon Dharma Service with English Language Message by Rev. Grant Ikuta
10:30 a.m. 日本語法話 高田興芳先生 Japanese Language Dharma Message by Rev. Koho Takata
To join us for this online Obon & Hatsubon Service, CLICK HERE to sign up for “Live Broadcast of Services”.
ご参拝したい方はここにクリックして、”Live Broadcast of Services”に登録してください。
(SMBT Obon lanterns photo by Aiko Chikaba)
This Saturday, August 7 the San Mateo Buddhist Temple Sangha will resume our annual Memorial Day Weekend tradition of in-person outdoor cemetery services at the follow times and locations:
Please click map links below for detailed locations.
9:30 a.m. Skylawn Memorial Park (MAP)
10:10 a.m. Golden Gate National Cemetery (MAP)
10:40 a.m. Olivet Memorial Park (MAP)
11:00 a.m. Japanese Cemetery in Colma (MAP)
Covid-19 Safety Guidelines for Outdoor Services
- If you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath, please stay home.
- Please wear a face covering at all times during the services.
- Please maintain 6 feet of social distance from people not in your household.
- Biodegradable disposal paper straws will be used for incense offering.
- Please consider bringing your own chanting book/card for chanting Juseige (photocopies will be provided as needed).
By Susan (Kawakita) Kwong
Hearing my mom reminisce of how she and a handful of her friends started Obon at San Mateo Buddhist Temple, it quickly caught my attention and found it my mission to contact her friends and listen to their stories. Wish I had known years earlier since I was only able to obtain a few people’s memories. Was quite interesting and wanted to share this story since our Obon is around the corner. Thank you, Mrs. Wada, Mrs. Hashimoto, and mom for reminiscing about San Mateo Buddhist Temple’s first Obon. Continue reading “Memories of San Mateo Buddhist Temple’s First Obon”
Saturday, August 15th, 2020
San Mateo Buddhist Temple Sangha members are encouraged to participate in the BCA Virtual Obon!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
See the flyer below for more information.