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.

Upcoming Events:

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

Saturday July 27th 1-7 pm & Sunday July 28th 11am-5pm - 88th BON ODORI & 81st GINZA BAZAAR

Bon Odori Practice Schedule