A new Dharma School Year has begun and the temple is open! Seeing Sangha members of all ages gathering in the Hondo for services gives me a deep sense of gratitude for our temple. The temple is a precious place where people who delight in the Nembutsu can come together to share in one another’s happiness in times of joy and comfort one another in times of sadness.
Those who arrive at the temple before service begins can offer incense and quietly reflect upon the past week as they enjoy the calming aroma of the incense and gaze upon the beauty of the Buddha shrine while they wait for the sound of the bell to begin service. At the end of service, Sangha members greet one another and enjoy catching up while making their way down the center aisle to offer incense.Continue reading “The San Mateo Buddhist Temple is Open!”