A BUDDHIST COMMUNITY OF
FRIENDS AND FAMILIES
Listening to the Dharma Together
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
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.
- Relevant American BuddhistsSat, Jan 30Online EventJan 30, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PMOnline EventRev. 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 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.
Buddhist Churches of America
1710 Octavia Street
San Francisco, CA 94109