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 4th 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 at 6:30 pm
Ginza Bazaar Volunteer Signups are online now.
Sunday July 7, 2019 - No BCSF Sunday Service
Saturday July 20, 2019 (1:30 - 3:30 pm) Seminar with Rev. Patricia Utsuki in the BCSF Social Hall: Throw My Body Into the Kamo River: The Paradox of Our Jodo shinshu Teaching , Funeral and Afterlife Rituals
Sunday July 21, 2019 (10:00 am) - BCSF Obon and Hatsubon Service with Rev. Patricia Utsuki