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BCO Events and Activities

  • 2021 – All Onsite Services and Activities are Cancelled until further notice.
  • Weekly Online Sunday Dharma Family Services 10am on YouTube
  • Monthly Shotsuki Memorial Services will presented on YouTube
  • Monthly BCO Busshin Newsletter available online – Busshin
  • BCO Office is closed.  OfficeBCO@gmail.com   (510)-832-5988
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Upcoming Events

4/11/2021 Dharma Family Service


4/11/2021 April Shotsuki Memorial Service

4/8/2021 – Hanamatsuri Video from BCO

“Happy Birthday Shakyamuni Buddha” featuring Miharu and Rev Harry Bridge

“Happy Hanamatsuri” for the In Lumbini’s Garden

4/4/2021 – BCO Hanamatsuri Service

Special Hanamatsuri Service presented on YouTube

3/28/2021 – Dharma Family Service

YouTube Video

3/28/2021 – Life Enrichment Program – Chenxing Han “Be the Refuge” Book Talk/Discussion

Saturday May 15, 2021 – 2pm to 4pm pdt – Online Zoom Presentation


Join us on Saturday, May 15th, 2021 for a BCO Life Enrichment Program Featuring Chenxing Han, Author of Be The Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian in American Buddhists. Please pre-register for this program.

Please register here

This event is presented by the BCO Life Enrichment Program,  a free event made possible by the Nakashima/Masuyama Life Enrichment Fund.

3/28/2021 – Retreat: HUMAN NATURE within BUDDHA NATURE

WAKING UP TO A PATH OF HARMONY – June 25-27, 2021 – (near Palm Springs CA)


Retreat Packet – Word Document Link

Retreat Packet – PDF Link

3/21/2021 – Spring Ohigan Service

3/21/2021 – Celebrating Women Making History in Buddhism


Dear Dharma School families,
We had a small and sweet live zoom session with a few Dharma School families earlier today. I wanted to send the lesson to you all in case you wanted to do it together as a family. If your child ends up drawing a portrait, please email them to me so we can see their beautiful artwork!
In gassho,

3/20/2021 – Racism Against Asians

Below, you’ll find information and resources to help you understand the Atlanta shootings and other recent acts of violence against Asian-Americans, and the practice self-care. We hope these resources are helpful when having conversations with your family and friends.

Source: Charles Armstrong School, March 19, 2021

3/11/2020 – Pets Memorial Service – Sunday April 18th

3/10/2021 – On Thursday April 22: Introduction to Shojin Ryori Cooking with Michael Endo – Buddhist Vegetarian Cuisine – Thursday Night Medical Series

Flyer PDF

Please Sign-up at: BetsuinPrograms@BuddhistChurch.org

Featuring BCO’s Michael Endo / Presented by Sacramento Betsuin Programs