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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

  • Spring 2022 Virtual Open House
    Jan 26, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM PST
    Online Event
  • Buddhism Beyond Gratitude
    Multiple Dates
    Feb 04, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PST
    Online Event
    A series of gatherings for college students and young adults to engage in conversation with Jodo Shinshu Dharma teachers
  • Finding the Antidote to Greed, the First of the Three Poisons
    Feb 05, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST
    Online Event
    Addressing drug and alcohol addiction & introducing a Dharma Recovery Program. The first in a series of in-depth lectures and interactive discussions on the three poisons: Greed, Anger & Ignorance
  • 2022 Eastern Buddhist League Conference
    Feb 12, 10:00 AM PST – Feb 13, 2:00 PM PST
    Online Event
    Join the Eastern Buddhist League at the 2022 Conference featuring keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Takashi Miyaji, a professor at IBS as well as the part time minister of the Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church.