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 at 6:30 pm

Upcoming Special Services:

Lady Takeko Kujo Service, Sunday, March 31, 2019, 10 am , with lite lunch following Guest Speaker: Camille Pating, BCSF Minister’s Assistant