Resident Minister – BCO

Harry Gyokyo Bridge has been our resident minister since 2009. He studied Buddhism at the Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley, California, and Ryukoku University in Kyoto, Japan. As a multiracial person of both Anglo-American and Japanese heritage, he tries to live up to his family name by navigating between both cultures, participating in the development of “American Buddhism,” while at the same time honoring the history and traditions of the Japanese who brought Jodo Shinshu to the United States. In addition to his work at the Buddhist Church of Oakland, he is also an instructor at the Institute of Buddhist Studies and the Center for Buddhist Education of the Buddhist Churches of America.

Rev. Harry Gyokyo Bridge

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the DharmaRealm Podcast

a shin buddhist podcast

The DharmaRealm is an occasional podcast conversation between Harry Gyokyo Bridge, resident minister of the Buddhist Church of Oakland, and Scott Mitchell, Dean of the Institute of Buddhist Studies, about Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, Buddhism in the modern world, pop-culture, music, sci-fi and how all those things are related.

Listen to a sample of Dharma Realm Podcast. Click Here

The DharmaRealm is produced entirely by Rev. Bridge and Scott Mitchell. Though we are employed by the Buddhist Churches of America and the Institute of Buddhist Studies, respectively, this site is not supported by those communities. The views and opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of others. Thanks!

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