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 this Fall as conditions change. Please subscribe to Friends of BCO (LINK) to receive current updates or check back to this website for updates.***

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. (Membership)

Upcoming Events

  • Weekly Dharma Family Services – Sunday 10am (Online)
  • December 5, 2021 – Dharma School Author’s Visit Event (Register)
  • December 11, 2021 – Mini Mochitsuki – Online Orders begin Soon (Limited Availablility)
  • BCO New Years Eve and New Year Services (TBA)


11/28/2021 – Dharma Family Service – Thanksgiving

11/22/2021 – BCA Social Welfare Fund – Thanksgiving Offering

PDF Letter

Through your generosity BCA Social Welfare Fund has been able to support those around the world this past year by providing relief . Please make a Thanksgiving Offering.

11/21/2021 – Eitaikyo Perpetual Memorial Service

Our guest speaker is Rev. Dr. Seigen Yamaoka, minister emeritus of the Buddhist Churches of America.

11/20/2021 – Pickup Day – BCO Fall Bento Fundraiser

Update!…  All Bentos were pickup up before 3pm.  Thank you again.  BCO

  • Bento Pickup on Saturday Nov 20, 1-3pm
  • Holiday Toy Drive drop off Nov 20, 1-3pm

Drive Thru Pickup Only for Pre-Orders.  There will be No onsite sales of Bentos on Saturday.

Thank you for your support. BCO

Note: Thank you to Pam Kato for designing the fundraiser flyer.

11/2021 – Holiday Toy Drive

PDF Flyer Link

The Holidays can be a difficult time for some families who struggle to provide the essentials. You can share a gift with a child in need.

  • Bring a new unwrapped toy in original packaging. Gift Cards will also be accepted.
  • Drop off Saturday Nov 20th – 1-3pm during Bento Fundraiser Pickup
  • Drop off Saturday Dec 18th – 12-2pm during See’s Candy Fundraiser Pickup

Toys will be distributed to designated groups in the East Bay.

11/14/2021 – Dharma Family Service

11/10/2021 -BCA Connect News Letter – November 2021


11/7/2021 – Dharma Family Service

11/7/2021 – Shotsuki Memorial Service – November 2021

Online Shotsuki Donation


11/5/2021 – The Oakland Fukuoka Sister City Assoc. Fundraisers – Two Events!

December 8th

11/04/2021 – Busshin Newsletter December 2021 Issue

PDF Link

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

11/4/2021 – Holiday Greetings

 PDF Form

We are beginning preparations for our 2021-22 “Holiday Greetings” in which we are given the opportunity to extend personal greetings to all our friends and church family members… (PDF Submission Form)

  • Submissions due November 22, 2021
  • Donations can be made online or mailed to Church.

11/4/2021 – Jr YBA See’s Candy Fundraiser

The Jr. YBA will be having a See’s Candy Fundraising this year.

10/31/2021 – Dharma Family Service | Halloween

10/19/2021 – Volume 1, Issue 1, 2020: Our Connection to Ultimate Reality – A Quarterly from Jodo Shinshu International

PDF Download

10/17/2021 – Keirokai Appreciation Service

Each year the Buddhist Church of Oakland honors its senior members with a special Keirokai service. This service is a way for the Sangha to say “thank you” for their years of hard work, commitment and support. The only requirement to join Keirokai is that the Church member be 75 years or older. Church members are not required to join Keirokai (but are encouraged to join). There are no membership fees or dues.

9/18/2021 – Gyoko – Rev Harry Bridge Talk about Buddhism