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 Metta Gathering 7/30 (resumes in August)
BCSF Lecture/Discussion: "2 Tracks of Buddhism and Cultural Transitions" (Where is Shin going?) 8/13/16 at 10 am
New "Essentials of Buddhism" series begins in September!