Center for Buddhist Education

The Center for Buddhist Education (CBE) was established in 2005 by the Buddhist Churches of America (BCA). CBE’s mission is to promote and foster the Buddhist Churches of America’s educational and ministerial training mission and goals through the application of the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha teachings. It is an educational arm of the BCA. Working under the guidance of the CBE Governing Board, BCA Office of the Bishop and in collaboration with BCA Districts and temples, CBE works to support, strengthen, and expand a vibrant ministry, minister’s assistant program, leadership training for a diverse, multi-generational Sangha, and educational outreach to the general public.

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o   Topical Seminars and Workshops

o   BCA Youth Programs

o   Every Day Buddhism Seminars (EDB)

o   Technobuddha Conference


o   Pacific Seminars

o   Japanese Seminars

o   Temple Leadership Seminars

o   Ministers Assistant Program (MAP) seminars

o   Minister’s Continuing Education (MCE) sessions as needed

o   Tokudo and Kyoshi preparation sessions – as needed .

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Tel. 510-809-1460

2140 Durant Ave.

Berkeley, CA. 94704


Monday - Friday 11:00 - 18:30

Saturday 11:00 - 17:00

Sunday 12:30 - 16:30 



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CBE Events

  • Making the Dharma Connection: Buddhism and Children's Books
    Jan 08, 2022, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST
    Online Event
    Who doesn’t love a good story? Experience the world of children’s literature where they become the venue for understanding life through the wisdom and compassion of the Buddhist teachings. This seminar will explore how the dharma connection is relevant, meaningful, and applicable through books.
  • Reflections on the Life & Work of Rev. Gyomay Kubose
    Jan 22, 2022, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST
    Online Event
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