The Calm and Courageous Lion (January 8)

This Sunday’s Dharma Talk by Rev. Adams will focus on the courage that awakens in our minds when we are free of ignorance, greed, and anger, inspired by the following verse the Sanbutsuge:

Ignorance, greed, and anger

Are completely absent in the World-honored One;

You are a lion, the most courageous of all humans,

Having immeasurable majestic virtues.

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Sangha Social Hour
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. Shotsuki Hoyo Monthly Memorial (Hondo Main Hall)
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion (Dharma Room)

We welcome you to join us in person!

To join us online via Zoom , CLICK HERE to sign up for “Live Broadcast of Services”.

Being a Jellyfish in the Dharma Ocean (December 11)

In this Sunday’s Dharma Talk, Rev. Adams will reflect on the wisdom of the jellyfish that flows in harmony with the vast ocean, and share appreciation for the following verse from the Sanbutsuge:

Deeply and clearly mindful

Of the ocean of the Dharma of all Buddhas,

[The Awakened One] knows its depth and breadth,

And reach its farthest end.

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shōya Raisan Chanting
9:00 a.m. Hula with Stephanie Hagio Chin
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion
10:30 a.m. Shotsuki Hoyo Monthly Memorial

We welcome you to join us in person!

To join us online via Zoom , CLICK HERE to sign up for “Live Broadcast of Services”.

Pie & Gratitude (November 27)

This Sunday Rev. Adams will share a Dharma Talk reflecting on lessons learned from waiting two hours to buy a single pie on Thanksgiving Morning.

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Sangha Social Hour
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion
10:30 a.m. 日本語法要 Japanese Language Service

We welcome you to join us in person!

To join us online via Zoom , CLICK HERE to sign up for “Live Broadcast of Services”.

Turning From Conflict to Kindness (November 6)

This Sunday Rev. Adams will share a Dharma Talk reflecting on how, in the midst of this world where anger and conflict abound, each of us has the potential to live with kindness inspired by the Buddha’s vow to “to bring sentient beings from birth-and-death to the final attainment of emancipation.”

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Sangha Social Hour
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. Shotsuki Hoyo Monthly Memorial Service

We welcome you to join us in person!

To join us online via Zoom , CLICK HERE to sign up for “Live Broadcast of Services”.

Great Peace for the Fearful (October 30)

This season of Halloween when spooky abound in our neighborhoods, businesses, and schools is a wonderful time to take comfort the power of the Buddha’s teachings to bring us freedom from fear. For the Sunday, October 30 Dharma Talk Rev. Adams will take inspiration from the Buddha’s Vow in the Sanbutsuge “Verses in Praise of the Buddha” that “to all beings who live in fear I will give great peace.”

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Sangha Social Hour
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. Halloween Party hosted by Jr. YBA

We welcome you to wear your Halloween costume to service and join us in person!

To join us online via Zoom , CLICK HERE to sign up for “Live Broadcast of Services”.

No Light Shines Brighter than Wisdom (September 11)

On Sunday, September 11 at 9:30 a.m., we welcome you to join us at the San Mateo Buddhist Temple as we begin a new Dharma School year!

Our theme for this year will be the Sanbutsuge (Verses in Praise of the Buddha), a section of the Sutra on the Buddha of Immeasurable Life, that we often chant during our services. This week Rev. Adams will share the story of the Sanbutsuge and how the Buddha’s wisdom is the light that guides us through the journey of life.

Your radiant countenance is majestic,
And your dignity is boundless.
Radiant splendor such as yours
Has no equal
.

Even the blazing light of
The sun, moon, and mani-jewels
Is completely hidden and obscured,
And looks like a mass of black ink-sticks
.

Schedule
8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting (click here for chanting text)
9:00 a.m. Sangha Social Hour
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion

All ages are welcome to join in-person without prior registration. 

To join us for this hybrid service via Zoom, CLICK HERE to sign up for “Live Broadcast of Services”.