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A BUDDHIST COMMUNITY OF 
FRIENDS AND FAMILIES

Listening to the Dharma Together

Recent Events

AWAKEN TO YOUR TRUE SELF

"Buddha" literally means “awakened one.”

Over 2,500 years ago, the Buddha saw into the cause of human suffering and found a path to a happy and meaningful life. The path of Buddhism is the path to awakening or realization.  We awaken to our true self, which is one with all beings and all things.


Shin Buddhism is a non-monastic tradition founded by Shinran Shonin (1173-1263). Our main practice is listening to the teachings. It is a family-friendly path that all ages can participate in together. 


Anyone and anything can be a teacher to us, if we have the heart and mind to listen, to learn, and to receive.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • JODO SHINSHU MODERNITY: Introducing Transformations in the 20th & 21st Centuries
    With an emphasis on the way Shin looks to general scholars of Japan (i.e. outside, relatively objective observers), the lecture (after taking a nuanced position on what the relationship between Shinran and the Honganji organizations really has been).
  • Transforming the Barriers of Race and Racism: Building solidarity among communities
    3rd ANNUAL BUDDHIST COMMUNITY GATHERING hosted by Vista Buddhist Temple to discuss a prominent issue.
  • Kansha: Coast District Nembutsu Virtual Family Conference
    Oct 24, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT
    Online Event
    Watsonville Buddhist Temple presents the Kansha: Coast District Nembutsu Virtual Family Conference featuring guest speaker Rev. Harry Bridge of the Oakland Buddhist Temple
  • The Three Poisons in our Life
    Oct 30, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT
    Online Event
    A Shin Buddhist approach to dealing with the three poisons Lecture and Discussion by Rev. Marvin Harada, Bishop, Buddhist Churches of America
  • Koichi's Kitchen
    Nov 20, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST
    Online Event
    As the holiday season approaches, CBE celebrates temple culinary traditions with Koichi Mizushima. Treat yourself to a tasty, instructional, and entertaining virtual feast. Hone your sushi-rolling skills and enjoy well-seasoned talk-story. Your sushi rolling will never be the same!

OUR TEMPLES

BCA is comprised of over 60 Shin Buddhist communities across the United States.


Most temple locations remain closed to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, but may offer livestream services, videos, Zoom discussions, and other activities online. Search for a Buddhist temple near you or browse any temple's digital offerings to learn more.

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"If one walks looking far ahead and pays no attention to the ground beneath his feet, he will stumble.  If one gazes critically upon others and forgets to look into himself, he will bring tragedy upon himself. " 

Rennyo Shonin

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BISHOP'S MESSAGE

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BCA CONNECT
NEWS & VIEWS

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DHARMA SERVICES
& VIDEOS

 CONTACT US

Buddhist Churches of America
1710 Octavia Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

(415) 776-5600

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