The Buddhist Church of San Francisco is a Buddhist temple founded in the Jodo Shinshu school of Pure Land Buddhism (Mahayana).  It was established in Japantown in 1898 and initially served  Japanese and Japanese Americans in the San Francisco Bay Area. Today, while continuing to honor its Japanese heritage, BCSF celebrates its welcoming spirit as a multi-ethnic, multicultural, and multi-generational community inspired by the teachings of Shinran Shonin.

Everyone is welcome!
Please join us for one of our many services or events!


Sunday Services  Sundays 10:00 am
Sunset Service  3rd Sunday of each month 5:00 pm
Metta Gathering  Last Saturday of each month 5:00 pm, except July
Mindfulness Meditation  Every Wednesday 6:30 pm
Japanese Services   2nd and 4th Sundays of each month  1:00 pm


                                                     Bodhi Eve Candle Light Youth Service - Friday December 2nd at 7 pm                                                                                                             Bodhi Day Service - Sunday December 4th  at 10:00 am


                                                                                                        New Year's Eve-Metta Gathering Dec. 31 at 7 pm       Ringing of the bell, fire puja, Dharma reflections                     Traditional Soba meal following service

    New Year's Day Service Sunday Jan. 1 at 10 am