BCO Buddhist Church of Oakland – Home Page

*** Due to Covid-19, BCO is currently closed for regular onsite Services and Activities. We hope to be able open in February/Markch 2022. Please subscribe to Friends of BCO (LINK) to receive current updates or check back to this website for updates. Thank you. ***

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
  • 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

  •  Online Sunday Dharma Family Services – Sunday 10am – January 2022 (Service)


1/16/2022 – Hoonko Musical Service 2022 – “Responding to the Benevolence”

1/16/2021 – Shinran Sama – Featuring Rev. Harry Bridge

  • For this year’s Hoonko service commemorating the passing of Shinran Shonin, I made a new arrangement of the gatha Shinran Sama – this is the “karaoke version” with lyrics and translation on the screen.

  • …this is the version with vocals.

1/15/2022 – J-Sei Crab Feed – To Go

Pre-order required. Pickup Sunday February 27th

Order Page

  • 31st Annual J-Sei Crab Feed to be held once again on a To-Go basis. Fresh Dungeness Crab Asian Salad, Garlic Noodles, Bread and Dessert Dinner Tickets: $50/person Pre-order early as a limited number of dinners will be sold. Pre-order online (Order Page).

J-Sei Senior Services and Cultural Programs (Link)

1/13/2022 – Covid-19 – Omicron, Testing & Vaccines

Covid Information (Link)

Source: UCLA Asian American Studies Center

1/12/2022 – BCA Connect Newsletter – January 2022


1/10/2022 – Covid-19 Testing @ Asian Heath Services


Please contact AHS for an appointment to get tested. (510) 735-3222

1/8/2022 – Busshin Newsletter Febuary 2022 Issue

PDF Link

The Busshin is the monthly newsletter published by the Buddhist Church of Oakland. (More Info)

1/6/2022 – Dharma Family Service

1/6/2022 – Buddhist Temple of Alameda Steak Obento Fundraiser 


– Pre-Order required – Pickup February 5th – More Info.

1/2/2022 – January Shotsuki Memorial Service

1/1/2022 – New Year’s Day Service

12/31/2021 – New Year’s Eve Service

  • Recording of BCO New Year’s Eve Service.