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*** Join us for weekly Dharma Family Service. Sunday @ 10am ***

BCO Events and Activities

  • Weekly Dharma Family Services – 10am Sunday (September to June) & on YouTube
  • Monthly Shotsuki Memorial Services – (Shotsuki)
  • Church, Nokotsudo, and alter visits by appointments only – Please contact Church Office
  • Monthly BCO Busshin Newsletter available online – Busshin
  • BCO Office is open for “limited” visits and business. Masks required.  OfficeBCO@gmail.com   (510)-832-5988
  • Students, Supporters, Friends and Non-Members please subscribe to our Email List to receive current news and updates.  (Subscribe)
  • BCO Membership information and payment. 2022 Membership Due in January. (Membership)

Upcoming Events

  • Sunday May 22nd, 2022 – 10am – Gotane / Fujimatsuri Service – Hatsumairi Infant Presentation Service – Outdoor Service
  • UPDATE: Saturday June 18, 2022 – BCO Nikkoland “Mini” Bazaar and Food Festival
    (More Info Coming Soon)
  • August 6 & 7, 2022 – BCO Obon Festival & Service (TBD – More Information Coming Soon)


5/18/2022 – Alameda Mini Bazaar

Sunday, June 26th, 1pm to 5pm

  • Teriyaki Chicken & Steak Obento Pre-Order (Order Form)
  • Order Deadline June 13th, 2022

5/18/2022 – Eden JACL/ETJCC Food Fair

Sunday, June 12th, 1pm to 4pm

  • Please Pre-Order Bento Dinners (Order Form)
  • Order Deadline: May 25th, 2022

5/15/2022 – Dharma Family Service

Dharma Service Donation

5/9/2022 – Busshin Newsletter – June 2022

June 2022

5/8/2022 – Dharma Family Service

Dharma Service Donation

5/1/2022 – Dharma Family Service

5/1/2022 – Shotsuki Memorial Service – May

5/1/2022 – USS Hornet – Asian American and Pacific Islander – History Month Kick Off Event – Dedication Event May 1, 2022

Event Information

The USS Hornet in Alameda will be hosting an event for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month on Sunday, May 1st. There will be three special exhibits in the Hangar Bay: The Friends and Family of Nisei Veterans, the Bataan Legacy Project and the Chinese American G.I. Project. Our very own Rev. Harry Bridge will perform a dedication ceremony.
Visit the USS Hornet in Alameda California to view the tribute to the Japanese American / Nisei 442nd  Veterans.  There is a extensive collection housed on the Hornet.  More information

4/24/2022 – Pets Memorial Service

Dharma Service Donation

4/10/2022 – Hanamatsuri Service @ BCO

YouTube Video

Note: This will be an “Outdoor” Service.

Join us this Sunday, April 10th at 10:00 am PDT as we celebrate Buddha’s Birthday with our Hanamatsuri Service! We will have two special guests: Rev. Dr. Seigen Yamaoka will be our guest speaker, and we will have a guest presentation from Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto – Koto musician, teacher, band leader, and filmmaker. She will be both talking about the connection of the Buddhist Church of Oakland with traditional Japanese arts, and also performing!

To help us manage the services, it would be helpful for us to know about how many Sangha members plan to attend. Please click on the link below to RSVP.

Light refreshments will be served from 9:30-9:50. It may be chilly in the morning, so please dress accordingly. Please be reminded that masks are required indoors and outdoors at all times, unless eating or drinking. Vaccinations and boosters are highly recommended for all attendees ages 5 and older. Please social distance, whether indoors or outdoors. For those who can attend, we look forward to seeing you this Sunday!
  • This service and presentation will be conducted in-person/outdoors behind the Church, and will stream live on our YouTube channel, as well as being available to view later.

3/27/2022 – Dharma Family Service

YouTube Service Video

  • First “inside” Dharma Family Service in over 2 years
  • Next Service Sunday April 3rd. Please help us plan for the Services by making an RSVP.
    Please remember, an RSVP is NOT required to attend a service.

3/5/2022 – 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

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