Buddhist Temple of Marin

ClassesClasses at the temple are given for a variety of interests pertaining to Buddhism and Japanese culture.  All classes are open to the general public.  For schedules see the Calendar page or request a newsletter.  For more information about a particular class call the temple (415) 388-1173 or by email to info@BuddhistTempleOfMarin.org

Ikebana (Japanese Flower Arranging) - Master Teachers Kinsui Saiki and Julie Nakatani invite all, from beginner to advanced students.  Classes start in September and will be held on the second and fourth Monday of each month from 7:30 pm.  Pre-registration is required and there is a yearly membership fee of $25 and $17 fee per session.  For information leave a message for Julie Nakatani by calling (408) 255-1264 or send an email to djnakatani@yahoo.com.

Meditation - Introductory Buddhist meditation led by sangha members.  Every Tuesday evening from 7:30 - 8:30 pm. Free

 First Tuesdays Metta Gathering - led by Elaine Donlin, an ordained priest and a Buddhist Church of San Francisco Minister's Assistant. She has been teaching the Essentials of Buddhism since 2008, serves as Buddhist Community Clergy for several SF Hospitals, and partners with the SF Zen Center to provide Meditation and Buddhism in the SF County Jails. She is also a founding member of the BCSF LGBTQQ group.  Metta Tuesdays occur on the first Tuesday of each month and can be found on the Calendar page.  A brief description and schedule can be found on the Events page.

 Dharma Study Class with Reverend Ronald Kobata,our supervising minister, happens most months except August.  Last Sunday of the month after service noon - 1:30 pm.  Check calendar to make sure it is happening. Free





The Three Poisons – what is it and why is it emphasized in Jodo Shinshu Buddhism?

 Reverend Ronald Kobata


Shinjin – what is it and how do we know we “got it”?

 Leo Balambao, sensei


Evil – from a Buddhist point of view
 Elaine Donlin, sensei

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What is spiritual materialism and how do we avoid it?



Enlightenment – how could achieving it help us in our everyday lives?

Elaine Donlin, sensei


Gratitude - what is it and why is it emphasized in Jodo Shinshu Buddhism?

 David Pating, sensei


Wisdom & Compassion and the interconnection between them


Yoga - Instructor Leigh Threlkel provides a safe and friendly environment for students to explore their breath, deepen their yoga experience and nourish their soul while developing strength, flexibility and calmness of mind.  Levels 1-3 Tuesday and Thursday, 9:15-10:30 am. $15 donation per class. For more information go to the instructor's website: http://www.leighthrelkel.com.

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