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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

  • 74th Annual Northwest District Virtual Convention
    Sep 12, 10:00 AM PDT – Sep 19, 2:00 PM PDT
    Online Event
    Join Oregon Buddhist Temple and the other temples within the Northwest District at the Northwest District Convention.
  • Seabrook Buddhist Temple Tanko Bushi Dance Marathon
    Sep 18, 10:00 AM PDT – Sep 19, 10:00 AM PDT
    Seabrook Buddhist Temple, 9 Northville Rd, Bridgeton, NJ 08302, USA
    On September 18th, we will have a Tanko Bushi Dance Marathon. Volunteers have committed to dance Tanko Bushi non-stop for every $500 raised up to our goal of $12,000 to contribute to the kitchen renovation project.
  • BCA Virtual Art Exhibit
    Sep 19, 10:00 AM PDT – Sep 26, 10:00 PM PDT
    Online Event
    BCA is hosting an online virtual art exhibit. This is a wonderful chance to share your art with our BCA community. Please click the link below to submit digital photos of your art. Submissions are due by 8/15/21 and will require approval by the committee. Questions: bkmizushima@bcahq.org
  • 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).
  • 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
  • Shinjin
    Sep 18, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT
    Online Event
    “Shinjin is central to the Shin Buddhist teaching and life. It is at the core of the Shin Buddhist path of enlightenment – the “true essence of the Pure Land Way.” Yet, why does it seem that shinjin is rarely spoken of and rarely brought up for discussion, even in Shin circles? Is it too complex?

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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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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