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A BUDDHIST COMMUNITY OF 
FRIENDS AND FAMILIES

Listening to the Dharma Together

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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

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

  • Mar 13, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST
    Online Event
    Creating a safe and inclusive environment within our Dharma School classrooms is a goal for all of our chapters. The Dharma helps us to get closer to this goal, but societal influences can hamper our efforts. What can we do to close the gap?
  • Mar 27, 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM PDT
    Online Event
    Featuring short presentation by five BCA temples followed by an open forum to share ideas and resources
  • Apr 10, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Online Event
    Speakers: Prof. Mitsuya Dake Rev. Kiyo Kuwahara
  • Apr 17, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Online Event
    Rev. Marvin Harada (Bishop, Buddhist churches of America) Rev, Eric Matsumoto (Bishop, Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii) Rev. Tatsuya Aoki (Bishop, Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canda)
  • Mar 06, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Online Event
  • Mar 05, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PST
    Webinar
    What is the Jodo Shinshu Path (Part 2)
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.

 CONTACT US

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1710 Octavia Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

(415) 776-5600

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