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Upcoming Services & Events

  • January Weekly Family Dharma Services – 10am Sunday – Onsite and on YouTube
  • Special Services Calendar – (Calendar)


3/12/2023 – 850|800 Joint Service

850th Anniversary of Shinran Shonin’s Birth
800th Anniversary of the Establishment of Jodo Shinshu Teachings

March 12, 2023 – 10am – Palo Alto Buddhist Temple

The Buddhist Churches of America, Bay District will be conducting the Joint Services of the 850th Anniversary of Shinran Shonin’s Birth & the 800th Anniversary of the Establishment of Jodo Shinshu Teachings on March 12, 2023 at the Palo Alto Buddhist Temple from 10 AM.

More information – Link

1/29/2023 – Dharma Family Service

1/19/2023 JSEI Crab Feed – Sunday February 26, 2023

32nd Annual J-Sei Crab Feed
Sunday, February 26, 2023

1/15/2023 – Ho-onko Service – Honoring Shinran Shonin

1/8/2023 – Shotsuki Memorial Service – January

1/8/2023 – Dharma Family Service

1/6/2023 – Lincoln Square Park Campaign

Friends of Lincoln Square Park is working with the City of Oakland to raise funds to build a 22,000 square-foot recreation center to replace an old, overcrowded facility. As part of this project, it is seeking to interview people who grew up playing at the park or went to Lincoln School next door. It has many Chinese American interviewees, but wants to interview the Japanese Americans, Filipino Americans, and others who were part of the scene. To find out more about the campaign, visit www.friendsoflincolnsquarepark.org; if you would like to be interviewed or want to find out more about the project, please contact Grant Din at grant@friendsoflincolnsquarepark.org. Thank you!


1/1/2023 – Dharma Family Service – New Year’s Day Service

2023 – Play – Sentimental Journey – A Nisei Life in Song

Saturday March 18, 2023 – 12:30pm Berkeley

Dharma Forward Campaign


  • Dharma Forward Fundraising Campaign
  • BCA – Dharma Forward Information (LINK)

2/22/2022 – Athletes in Aprons – New Book from Karen Owoc

How to Live Longer Without Growing Older

Athletes in Aprons is an uncomplicated playbook that puts longevity in your control. But not an athlete, you say? Don’t be so sure you’re not. Being revered as an athlete doesn’t hinge on performance; it’s grounded in perseverance. Whether you’re a back-of-the-packer, cardiac patient, or cancer survivor, true athletes focus on commitment, crave being better than yesterday, and strive to finish. But in order to be more physical, more motivated, and more fun, you need to feed your body… (More)

Copies of the Book can be purchased from the Church.  Please contact the Office to obtain a copy (Contact Us).

Please note that 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Church.  Thank you Karen.