*** Due to Covid-19, BCO is currently closed for regular onsite Services and Activities. We hope to be able open this Fall as conditions change. Please subscribe to Friends of BCO (LINK) to receive current updates or check back to this website for updates.***
BCO Events and Activities
- Weekly Dharma Family Services present online (Service)
- Monthly Shotsuki Memorial Services will presented online (Shotsuki)
- Church, Nokotsudo, and alter visits by appointments only – Please contact Church Office
- Limited small group memorial/funeral services by appointment only – (Office)
- Monthly BCO Busshin Newsletter available online – Busshin
- BCO Office is closed for regular visits and business. OfficeBCO@gmail.com (510)-832-5988
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- BCO Membership information and payment. (Membership)
- Weekly Dharma Family Services – Sunday 10am (Online)
- November 2021 – BCO Bento Sale (More information coming soon)
- December – OBWA Craft Sale (Pending)
- Mochitsuki Event (Cancelled for 2021)
- BCO New Years Eve and New Year Services (TBA)
- Meet Our Minister
- BCO Dharma Services
- BCO News and Activities
- BCA / Buddhist Community News and Activities
- JA and Local Community News and Activities
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10/19/2021 – Volume 1, Issue 1, 2020: Our Connection to Ultimate Reality – A Quarterly from Jodo Shinshu International
- This booklet was published by JSI – Jodo Shinshu International. Please contact JSI for more information or to obtain a printed copy. (JSI Website)
10/17/2021 – Keirokai Appreciation Service
Each year the Buddhist Church of Oakland honors its senior members with a special Keirokai service. This service is a way for the Sangha to say “thank you” for their years of hard work, commitment and support. The only requirement to join Keirokai is that the Church member be 75 years or older. Church members are not required to join Keirokai (but are encouraged to join). There are no membership fees or dues.
10/11/2021 – JESEI Event – Chiura Obata: Art and Life Inspired by Nature By Kimi Hill
- Sunday October 17, 2021 – 2-4pm pdt.
- Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82335700843
- RSVP and More Information (email): email@example.com
10/10/2021 – Family Dharma Service – 10am
10/08/2021 – Busshin Newsletter November 2021 Issue
The Busshin is the monthly newsletter from the Buddhist Church of Oakland. (More Info)
10/6/2021 – BCA Dharma Forward Campaign
OUR FUTURE IS BRIGHT IF WE’RE READY FOR THE CHALLENGE
Interest in Buddhism is growing in America as people seek a better way to live in a self-centered, divisive culture. Our temples offer sangha: a community, a shared experience of the teachings, and a place to call home as we listen to the dharma together. The Institute of Buddhist Studies also offers sangha: a graduate school community of engaged scholars, practitioners, and future ministers.
These communities exist because of dedicated efforts over many generations to carry the dharma forward to us. In gratitude for the Buddha’s wisdom and compassion, now we carry the dharma forward with entrusting hearts. Our opportunity to grow is greater than ever, and the pathway to a bright future includes YOU!
Dharma Forward Video
10/2/2021 – Dharma Family Service – 10am on YouTube
10/02/21 – October Shotsuki Memorial Service
9/27/2021 – Keirokai Call Out
Attention BCO Members: Did you turn 75 this past year? Would you like to join the Keirokai?
Each year the Buddhist Church of Oakland honors its senior members with a special Keirokai service. This service is a way for the Sangha to say “thank you” for their years of hard work, commitment and support. The only requirement to join Keirokai is that the Church member be 75 years or older. Church members are not required to join Keirokai (but are encouraged to join). There are no extra membership fees or dues to join.
9/18/2021 – Gyoko – Rev Harry Bridge Talk about Buddhism
8/17/2021 – 2021 Youth Club (Basketball) Registration Open
8/9/2021 – 2021 Dharma School Registration Open