Sangha Series #2

| August 16, 2021

We are happy to announce that the second seminar in our Sangha Series, “The Dharma and Coping with COVID-19,” will take place on Tuesday, August 24, at 7:00PM PT. Our guest speaker will be Rev. Candice Shibata, Resident Minister of the Buddhist Church of Stockton.

Rev. Candice Shibata
Rev. Candice Shibata

The past year has provided many challenges and seriously impacted our way of life, with increased stress and hardship. During this time, acts of anger and hate have seeming increased. How can the Teachings help us with our mental wellness and in dealing with others?

  • Should mental health issues be addressed by the temple? And if so, how?
  • Can Buddhism help a person’s mental health?
  • My Christian friends turn to the Bible when they encounter difficulties, is there something we can turn to as Jodo Shinshu Buddhists?
  • What role does Buddhism play when it’s not just poor mental health but an actual mental illness?

Rev. Shibata will share her thoughts and lead a Q&A Zoom session.

You may reserve your space in this free virtual seminar at

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This event was made possible through a grant from the Southern District Buddhist Women’s Association.

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