10 episodes

Jodo Shinshu Buddhism

San Mateo Buddhist Temple San Mateo Buddhist Temple

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Jodo Shinshu Buddhism

    Eyes that See the Needs of Others

    Eyes that See the Needs of Others

    For the August 2, 2020 Shotsuki Hoyo Monthly Memorial Service, Rev. Adams reflects on the story of Mahamaudgalyayana from the Ullambana Sutra and the remarkable powers attained by those who realize true awakening.

    • 24 min
    Vīrya: Striving Toward a Worthy Goal

    Vīrya: Striving Toward a Worthy Goal

    As we reflect upon the goals to which we aspire in this precious human life, we consider the Buddha’s teachings on diligence, the virtue of making effort for the benefit of others without laziness or negligence. This Dharma talk is Part Four in a six-part series delivered via Zoom Meeting exploring the core Mahayana Buddhist […]

    • 24 min
    本願とブラック・ライブズ・マター

    本願とブラック・ライブズ・マター

    7月26日に日本語法要をインターネットと電話でライブ中継をしました。 本願(第十八願) わたしが仏になるとき、 すべての人々が心から信じて、 わたしの国に生れたいと願い、 わずか十回でも念仏して、 もし生れることができないようなら、 わたしは決してさとりを開きません。 ただし、 五(ご)逆(ぎゃく)の罪を犯したり、 仏の教えを謗るものだけは除かれます。 第三願 わたしが仏になるとき、 わたしの国の天人や人々がすべて金色に輝く身となることがないようなら、 わたしは決してさとりを開きません。 第三十五願 わたしが仏になるとき、 すべての数限りない仏がたの世界の女性が、 わたしの名を聞いて喜び信じ、 さとりを求める心を起し、 女性であることをきらったとして、 命を終えて後にふたたび女性の身となるようなら、 わたしは決してさとりを開きません。

    • 21 min
    Kṣānti: Transforming Anger through Patience

    Kṣānti: Transforming Anger through Patience

    We consider the Buddha’s teachings on patience, the roots of anger, and how festering resentment poisons our relationships and communities.  With deepened self-awareness, we look to the light of the Buddha’s wisdom to transform our minds. This Dharma talk is Part Two in a six-part series delivered via Zoom Meeting exploring the core Mahayana Buddhist […]

    • 20 min
    Śīla: Self-Discipline for Living in Harmony

    Śīla: Self-Discipline for Living in Harmony

    We consider how practicing self-discipline and living a well-ordered life brings about peace of mind, particularly during stressful and uncertain times in our lives. This Dharma talk is Part Two in a six-part series delivered via Zoom Meeting exploring the core Mahayana Buddhist teaching of the Six Paramitas: giving, discipline, patience, diligence, concentration, and wisdom.  […]

    • 28 min
    Dāna: Giving Peace of Mind

    Dāna: Giving Peace of Mind

    At this time when many of our neighbors are struggling to meet their basic needs, we consider how the Buddhist practice of giving has the power to overcome greed in our lives, our communities, and our society. This Dharma talk is Part One in a six-part series delivered via Zoom Meeting exploring the core Mahayana […]

    • 23 min

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