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COVID-19 Updates from BCO

  • BCO Sunday Services Cancelled – TBD

  • Video BCO Sunday Services – March 29, April 5, & 12

  • All Onsite Events and Activities at BCO are Cancelled for March and April

  • BCO Office is closed. Email OfficeBCO@gmail.com or Leave a Message at 510-832-5988

3/29/2020 – Sunday Dharma Service

Juseige and Sanbutsuge

3/29/2020 – Large Purple Book

The Tacoma Buddhist Temple made a PDF of the BCA Shin Buddhist Service Book (or “Large Purple Book” as we call it) and BCA shared it. Just in case you need it, this link should work:

BCA Shin Buddhist Service Book

3/23/2020 – Amida Buddha Welcomes All Refugees

Article from Buddhadharma, Winter 2019

3/23/2020 – Video ‘Finding Faith: Better Together’: Bay Area Interfaith Community Worship

ABC7News interview featuring Rev. Kobata – Buddhist Church San Francisco.

(note: Rev. Kobata’s interview starts at 38:30 in video)

3/23/2020 – Message from Bishop Umezu

3/22/2020 – Spring Ohigan Service

3/19/2020 – Equinox Check-In Message

3/19/2019 – Hanamatsuri Service on Sunday April 5th

Join us on Sunday April 5th on YouTube for our Hanamatsuri Service.  Hanamatsuri (April 8) is the celebration of the birth of Sakyamuni Buddha.  More information will be posted soon.


3/19/2020 – Pet Memorial Service on Sunday April 12th

Join us on Sunday April 12th on YouTube for our Pets Memorial Church Service. More information will be posted soon.


3/19/2020 – April Shotsuki Service on YouTube

We will be recording the April Shotsuki Memorial Service and posting it to YouTube. You may view the Service on Sunday April 12, 2020. Please click here for the BCO YouTube Channel.


3/18/2020 – List of Activities for Kids from Dharma School

25 Activities for Little Ones Stuck Indoors

3/17/2020 – Notice to Stay Home – from Six Bay Area Counties

03/15/2020 – Dharma Message

03/15/2020 – Sunday Dharma Message

03/13/2020 – Dharma Message

03/13/2020 – Service Cancellation Video

03/13/2020 – Letter from BCO

Dear BCO Members and Friends,

As a result of the COVID-19 concerns, we have decided to cancel Sunday Services through the end of March (March 15, 22 & 29) in response to the advisories by the Alameda County Public Health Department and other local health departments. The Church Office will also be closed for non-essential business – please call or email if you need assistance: 510-832-5988 or officebco@gmail.com

Rev. Bridge is working on some Dharma Talk videos, we will inform you when those become available on our new YouTube channel.

In the meantime, we ask everyone to please be mindful of the following:

  • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home from work, school and errands if you are sick
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces*

We will continue to keep you updated regarding service schedules, changes and/or cancellation of as decisions are made.

You can also visit our website at: buddhistchurchofoakland.org

*For more detailed information, please go to the website of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention: CDC WEBSITE

BCO YouTube Site – videos YOUTUBE

03/11/2020 – BCO Cancels Services for Sunday 3/22 and 3/29

03/09/2020 – BCO Cancels Services for Sunday 3/8 and 3/15