Dear BCA Members and Friends, my name is Alex Tsukahara and I
recently joined the BCA staff as the new Digital Content Assistant.
My journey with Buddhism began at the Mountain View Buddhist Temple
and Lotus Preschool at San Jose Betsuin. I remember not being able to sit
through services as a child and feeling that they would just never end. As I
grew older, though, my involvement at temple increased and I learned what
it truly means to be a part of a Sangha.
I participated in Miroku, Mountain View’s version of YBA for middle school-
aged kids, and developed many strong friendships that will last a lifetime. I
later joined Jr. YBA and had many amazing memories. From going to
conferences and seeing friends from other temples, to our annual camping
trip at New Brighton State Beach, I would always look forward to spending
time with my fellow YBA members, and continued to be involved in the
great community present there.
When it came time to leave for college, I was sad that everything was
changing, but remembered Rev. Mukojima’s teachings about
impermanence and how you will always have to deal with change
throughout life. I decided to attend California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, where I graduated virtually this past spring during the
COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, I have moved back to my hometown of
When I learned about the Digital Content Assistant position, I knew it would
be a great way to use my content production skills to improve BCA’s digital
marketing efforts. Now that I’m on staff, I’m excited to help modernize the
BCA’s online presence through improving our website, social media, photo
and video content to help share the teachings of the Buddha with others.
To contact me, here’s my email: firstname.lastname@example.org.