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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

  • Human Nature within Buddha Nature Retreat
    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.
  • Kinnara: The Roots of Taiko in the US
    Jun 26, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT
    Online Event
    Join Johnny Mori and other members of Kinnara Taiko to discuss the art of Taiko and its unique history in the US.
  • Buddhist Temple of Alameda Chicken Teriyaki Fundraiser
    Jun 26, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
    Buddhist Temple of Alameda, 2325 Pacific Ave, Alameda, CA 94501, USA
    Help support the Alameda Buddhist Temple by purchasing Obento boxes.
  • Shinshu and Christianity
    Jul 03, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT
    Online Event
    Rev. David Quirke-Thornton is a member of the Shin Buddhist Fellowship UK Formerly a Franciscan friar, he trained as a Buddhist Chaplain at The Buddhist Society in London and has served as chaplain to the police. In 2019, he received Tokudo ordination from Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha in Kyoto.
  • 2021 BYR Virtual Summer Program
    Jul 12, 7:00 PM PDT – Jul 16, 10:00 PM PDT
    Online Event
    Learn how to lead services, attend classes on Shin Buddhism, and make lifelong friends
  • Temple Website Building Workshop
    Jul 31, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT
    Online Workshop
    The BCA TOSC committee is hosting a website building workshop to help temples decide on the best way to create an online presence
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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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