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


12/31/17: No Sunday morning 10 am service (Evening service at 7 pm  instead)

              NEW YEAR'S EVE / METTA SERVICE:  Sunday Dec. 31, 2017 at 7 pm                           108 Strikes of the Bell, Fire Puja & Incense Offering  (soba meal following service)


                       NEW YEAR'S DAY SERVICE:  Monday Jan. 1, 2018 at 10 am                                                                         (Start the New Year in Gratitude!)