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
Sunset Service  3rd Sunday of each month 5:00 pm
 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

                   June 11 - Combined Shotsuki Hoyo (10 am)  & Rev. Sugao's film: Three Jewels (11:30 am)                                                                 June 18 - LGBTQ+ hosted service. Everyone's welcome to attend!                                         June 25 - No Sunday Service: BCSF Contingent in SF Pride Prade

86th Bon Odori Dance Practice Schedule

2017 Ginza Bazaar Volunteer Sign Up

Thank you for you your support of the Buddhist Church of San Francisco!