BCO Home Page Archive Files – Covid-19

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5/9/2020 – Bishop’s Messages

BCA YouTube Video Site


5/3/2020 – Sunday Dharma Family Service

Full Service

Gassho to Amida PDF

Dharma Message


5/3/2020 – May Shotsuki Service


Please use “Donate to BCO” button for other Donations

5/3/2020 – “Causes & Conditions & Connections”

Blog Post: “Causes & Conditions & Connections by Rev. Harry Gyokyo Bridge


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…


4/26/2020 – Sunday Dharma Family Service – Earth Day

Full Service

Dharma Message


4/25/2020 – “Itadakimasu”

Blog Post: “Itadakimasu” by Rev. Harry Gyokyo Bridge


4/19/2020 – Sunday Dharma Family Service


4/15/2020 – Busshin May 2020

May 2020 Online PDF Version


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

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


4/12/2020 – April Shotsuki Memorial Service


4/12/2020 – Pets Memorial Service


 4/8/2020 – In Lumbini’s Garden


4/5/2020 – Sunday Hanamatsuri Service


4/4/2020 -Message from the Dharma School

Hi Dharma School Families,
Sensei has uploaded the Hanamatsuri Service for tomorrow (please see his message and link pasted below). Also, if you would like to do any of the following and take a picture of your child(ren) watching the service, or getting ready to watch the service with one of the following and send your pictures to us at deikeda@comcast.net, we would love to post them in the next Busshin:
1.  Make paper craft flowers (see links for simple craft ideas) and set them in a vase/cup.
2.  Pick some flowers from your garden and put them in a vase/cup.
3.  Watch the service with your favorite stuffed animals or even your real pets!

Take care and stay safe!

Gassho,
Delia and Melyssa

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 – Sunday Dharma Family Service


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


3/22/2020 – Spring Ohigan Service


3/19/2020 – Equinox Check-In Message


3/18/2020 – List of Activities for Kids from Dharma School


25 Activities for Little Ones Stuck Indoors


3/17/2020 – Notice to Stay Home – from Six Bay Area Counties


03/15/2020 – Dharma Message


03/15/2020 – Sunday Dharma Message


03/13/2020 – Dharma Message


03/13/2020 – Service Cancellation Video


03/13/2020 – Letter from BCO

Dear BCO Members and Friends,

As a result of the COVID-19 concerns, we have decided to cancel Sunday Services through the end of March (March 15, 22 & 29) in response to the advisories by the Alameda County Public Health Department and other local health departments. The Church Office will also be closed for non-essential business – please call or email if you need assistance: 510-832-5988 or officebco@gmail.com

Rev. Bridge is working on some Dharma Talk videos, we will inform you when those become available on our new YouTube channel.

In the meantime, we ask everyone to please be mindful of the following:

  • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home from work, school and errands if you are sick
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces*

We will continue to keep you updated regarding service schedules, changes and/or cancellation of as decisions are made.

You can also visit our website at: buddhistchurchofoakland.org

*For more detailed information, please go to the website of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention: CDC WEBSITE

BCO YouTube Site – videos YOUTUBE


03/11/2020 – BCO Cancels Services for Sunday 3/22 and 3/29


03/09/2020 – BCO Cancels Services for Sunday 3/8 and 3/15


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