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
BCSF Special Event: Grateful Crane Ensemble Event: Growing Up SANSEI Sunday October 22nd (3 -6 pm) at BCSF; Please see "Special Events" for details!
BCSF Jr. YBA's Annual Pancake Breakfast! Sunday Nov. 5, 2017 Please see "Special Events" page for details, ticket info and Volunteer sign-ups!