The BCO Buddhist Education Committee develops and works with Rev. Bridge on topics for Dharma Chat and Study Classes.  Anyone is welcomed to offer suggestions for future events.


DHARMA CHAT: A monthly informal gathering to discuss a certain topic and answer questions regarding Jodo Shinshu Buddhism.  Usually held following Sunday Dharma Family Service in the Small Chapel from 10:45-11:30am.

  • Held Sun 1/28: Topic: Tokudo Ordination at Hongwanji, presented by Rev. Michael Endo
    • If you have any questions regarding the Ministerial Training program, please contact Rev. Michael Endo at the BCO Office (
  • No Dharma Chat in Feb due to scheduling issues.
  • Sun 3/10: Topic: Ohigan: Back to Basics
  • Sun 4/28: Topic TBD
  • Sun 5/19: Topic TBD
  • No Dharma Chat in June due to scheduling issues.
  • No Dharma Chat in July
  • No Dharma Chat in August
  • Sun 9/22: Topic TBD
  • October: Date and topic to be determined
  • November: Date and topic to be determined
  • No Dharma Chat in December due to scheduling issues.

STUDY CLASS: A monthly class (usually taught by Rev. Bridge) focusing on a certain topic, such as Jodo Shinshu teachers, sutras, writings and translations.  Usually held in two-hour sessions on Saturday afternoons in the Social Hall.

  • Held Sat 1/27: Buddhist Narratives: Shinran Shonin
  • Held Sat 2/10: “Barbie & Buddhism?!”
  • Sat 3/23 from 1-3pm: Topic: Nembutsu
  • Sat 4/20 from 1-3pm: Buddhist Images
  • Sat 5/11 from 1-3pm: Topic TBD
  • Sat 6/22 from 1-3pm: Introduction to Buddhism
  • No Study Class in July
  • Sat 8/10 from 1-3pm: Introduction to Buddhism
  • Sat 9/14 from 1-3pm: Ohigan: Back to Basics
  • Sat 10/12 from 1-3pm: Topic TBD
  • Sat 11/16 from 1-3pm: Topic TBD
  • No Study Class in December due to scheduling issues


All event dates and times subject to change

For more information, please contact the Church office

Any ideas or suggestions are welcomed – email the Church: