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  Sundays 1:00 pm (2nd and 4th Sunday of each month)

                                                           No Service Sunday Sept. 4, 2016 (Labor Day Weekend)                                                                                                                          BCSF Office closed Monday Sept. 5, 2016 (Labor Day)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 New "Essentials of Buddhism" series begins Sept 8th!        Please see "Classes" for details & registration info.


BCSF Dharma Discussion series continues on Sept 10th! Rev. Kobata to facilitate. Please see "Classes" for details.