Sangha Speaker David Chin (Sept. 26)

This Sunday our service will be led by our Sangha members.  San Mateo Buddhist Temple President David Chin will share a Dharma Talk with reflections on how the Buddha’s wisdom has supported him through the challenges of this past year.

Schedule
(Shoshinge chanting will resume next Sunday on Oct. 3)
9:00 a.m. BCA Art Exhibit Virtual Tour with Dharma School Superintendent Yuko Suruki
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service with talk by David Chin
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion

To join us for this online Dharma Service, CLICK HERE to sign up for “Live Broadcast of Services”.

The Buddhas Little Children at SMBT Bazaar

Panelists: Wesley Mukai, Hishi Oto, Roy Suruki, and Yuko Suruki

Hear a conversation about the significance of the bazaar and the temple in the lives of children.

Dharma School Teacher Interview: Mrs. Yuko Suruki, San Mateo Buddhist Temple

This interview by Rev. Ryuta Furumoto originally appeared in the Japanese section of the Wheel of Dharma BCA Newsletter in September 2016. Rev. Adams translated it into English so that our English-speaking readers could enjoy hearing from one of our most energetic Sangha members.   For this month’s interview I spoke to Mrs. Yuko Suruki, a Dharma School teacher at the San Mateo Buddhist Temple. In this interview, we hear from a Dharma School teacher who is working to share the Buddhadharma with the children who will carry the Buddhist Churches of America into the next generation. I was particularly interested in Mrs. Suruki’s perspective as an English-Japanese bilingual Dharma School teacher who knows the cultures of both the United States and Japan.   Where were you born? Toyama, Japan   Toyama is known as a place where Jodo Shinshu Buddhism thrives. Does your family in Japan belong to a Jodo Shinshu temple? Yes, my father is the second son of a temple priest, so our family is Jodo Shinshu Buddhist. My father worked as a school teacher and did not become a priest, but I recall that whenever I visited the temple where my father grew up I would run around in the temple and the grounds playing with my cousins. However, I wasn’t a very serious student of the Dharma back then and wouldn’t chant the sutras every day at home.

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