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


                  CHICKEN TERIYAKI BENTO FUNDRAISER:  Sunday Feb 25, 2018                                                 For more info, please see:  "Visit / Special Events"    

Click Here for the Teriyaki Chicken Bento Volunteer Sign Up



                BCSF ESSENTIALS OF BUDDHISM Course begins in March 2018                                   For course description and registration info, please see: "Visit / Classes"


      BCSF WINTER SHELTER MEAL PREP: Sunday Feb. 18, 2018 (11:30 -2 pm)                                           Join us in preparing meals for those without homes.                                                   Contact the Elaine Donlin or the BCSF office if you'd like to help!