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7/1/2020 – BCA Virtual Obon Dance – August 15th, 2020


Registration Required

6/29/2020 – August Online Seminars @ Center for Buddhist Education (CBE)


Look to the Future of American Buddhism.

Saturday August 1st, 2020 and Saturday August 8th, 2020

More Information. Click Here

6/29/2020 – BCA Minister’s Association Statement in Support of Black Lives Matter and in Opposition to Racism

BCA Minister’s Association Statement in Support of Black Lives Matter and in Opposition to Racism

6/29/2020 – Berkeley Buddhist Temples Virtual Obon Event

Our virtual obon will have obon dancing led by Hanayagi Sensei and stories shared by our Sangha members. The event will be on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 4:00 pm.

We will be dancing:

Obon no Uta (bring your uchiwa aka Japanese flat fan!)
Hanabi Ondo
Shiawase Samba
Tanko Bushi

We will be sharing youtube practice videos so you can prep beforehand. Be sure to check our Facebook and temple websites for resources closer to July 11th.

Feel free to share this RSVP link widely:

If you have any questions, contact us at

6/8/2020 – June Online Seminars @ Center for Buddhist Education (CBE)

BCA Center for Buddhist Education is presenting two (2) online seminars on Saturday June 17th and 27th. Seminars are Free, registration is required.  FLYER

5/9/2020 – Bishop’s Messages

BCA YouTube Video Site

5/1/2020 – Register for Online Seminars from CBE

BCA members and the public are invited to join us for a new series of online programs. All are welcome!
Online registration is required to receive the Zoom seminar link.

5/1/2020 – View Dharma Services from Other Temples

Watch local services or explore the dharma being shared at temples and churches throughout the United States.  LINK

By visiting a temple’s live-stream video page at the scheduled time, you are able to join service, chant and sing along, and listen to dharma messages from your home. Check temple websites to confirm weekly live stream schedules, as services may not be streamed every Sunday…

4/13/2020 – Message About COVID-19 from the New Bishop, BCA

Message from Rev. Marvin Harada, Bishop Buddhist Church of America

4/4/2020 – BCO Accepting Online Donations

BCO now can accept online donation through PayPal payment services.  You can give using your credit card, debit card or through your personal PayPal account. You can make an “one time” or  an “automatic” recurring donation.  Please give it a try. If you have any questions or issues, please let us know.

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3/29/2020 – Large Purple Book

The Tacoma Buddhist Temple made a PDF of the BCA Shin Buddhist Service Book (or “Large Purple Book” as we call it) and BCA shared it. Just in case you need it, this link should work:

BCA Shin Buddhist Service Book

3/23/2020 – Amida Buddha Welcomes All Refugees

Article from Buddhadharma, Winter 2019

3/23/2020 – Video ‘Finding Faith: Better Together’: Bay Area Interfaith Community Worship

ABC7News interview featuring Rev. Kobata – Buddhist Church San Francisco.

(note: Rev. Kobata’s interview starts at 38:30 in video)

3/23/2020 – Message from Bishop Umezu

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