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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

  • May 16, 6:00 PM PDT
    Fundraiser
    Join the Berkeley Buddhist Temple at the Satsuki Festival Fundraiser.
  • May 22, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM PDT
    Fundraiser
    Help support the Dharma Forward campaign by picking up some Panda Express
  • May 22, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Online Event
    A two-act play by Hiroshi Kashiwagi followed by a virtual discussion with Dr. Satsuki Ina, Soji Kashiwagi and cast members Helen Ota and Michael Palma
  • May 29, 2:00 PM EDT – May 30, 2:30 PM EDT
    Conference
    Expressions of Gratitude conference hosted by the Ekoji Buddhist Temple
  • Jun 25, 10:00 AM – Jun 27, 5:00 PM
    Mountain Center, 58900 Apple Canyon Rd, Mountain Center, CA 92561, USA
    Buddhist Retreat at the Yokoji Zen Mountain Center with facilitator Rev. Dr. Kenji Akahoshi.
  • May 04, 4:00 PM PDT
    Online Event
    Please join me in supporting #MayWeGather, A National Buddhist Memorial Ceremony for Asian American Ancestors, to be livestreamed on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 4pm PDT. Join the list of endorsing individuals and temples at www.maywegather.org.
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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

Buddhist Churches of America
1710 Octavia Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

(415) 776-5600

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