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A BUDDHIST COMMUNITY OF 
FRIENDS AND FAMILIES

Listening to the Dharma Together

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No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.

Shakyamuni Buddha

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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BISHOP'S MESSAGE

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BCA CONNECT
NEWS & VIEWS

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DHARMA SERVICES
& VIDEOS

Upcoming Events

  • Relevant American Buddhists
    Sat, Jan 30
    Online Event
    Jan 30, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Online Event
    Rev. Tanaka is a Musashino University professor emeritus, having retired in 2018 after 20 years as a professor of Buddhist Studies. He graduated from Stanford University (BA), Institute for Buddhist Studies (MA), Tokyo University (MA), and University of California at Berkeley (PhD).
  • BCA Jams
    Sun, Jan 10
    Online Event
    Jan 10, 1:00 PM
    Online Event
  • Online Hoonko Services: Shinran Shonin Memorial Week
    Sun, Jan 10
    Online Event
    Jan 10, 10:00 AM – Jan 17, 11:00 AM
    Online Event
    Join West LA Buddhist Temple in attending a week of Hoonko services in honor of our founder, Shinran Shonin.
  • Shin Buddhism and Science Fiction
    Sat, Jan 09
    Online Event
    Jan 09, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Online Event
Soup Kitchen
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CHANTING AND MUSIC

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BCA BOOKSTORE: CURRENTLY CLOSED

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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San Francisco, CA 94109

(415) 776-5600

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