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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.

CBE Events

Upcoming Events

  • 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
  • My Revered Dharma Teachers
    Sat, Feb 26
    Online Event
    Feb 26, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST
    Online Event
    UEN NO CHISHIKI (有縁の知識) is a Japanese phrase from TANNISHO and has a rich history in the Shin Buddhist tradition. It refers to “a good teacher of the Way, whom I have been so fortunate as to encounter.”
  • Reflections on the Life & Work of Rev. Gyomay Kubose
    Jan 22, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST
    Online Event
  • Making the Dharma Connection: Buddhism and Children's Books
    Jan 08, 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.
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  • Buddhist Education

  • Minister’s Continuing Education (MCE) 

  • Ministers Assistant Program (MAP) 

  • Tokudo and Kyoshi Preparation 

  • BCA Youth Programs


  •  Japanese Seminars

  • Pacific Seminars

  • Temple Leadership Seminars

  • Every Day Buddhism (EDB) Seminars 

  • Technobuddha Conference

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Tel. 510-809-1460

2140 Durant Ave.

Berkeley, CA. 94704



Project Coordinator 

Judy Kono: jkono@bcahq.org


Youth Coordinator 

Koichi Mizushima: bkmizushima@bcahq.org

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