The Purpose of the Buddhist Church of San Francisco (BCSF) is to maintain a temple and establish a Buddhist community of the Jodo Shinshu faith in San Francisco, CA. Building on our profound legacy as a Jodo Shinshu spiritual center, we strive to awaken within us the compassion and wisdom of the Buddha Dharma.  BCSF endeavors to share the teaching of the Buddha to all those who seek the knowledge and the truth of the Buddha Dharma, to promote our Sangha (community),  and to provide the general welfare and service to guide the activities which strengthen our faith in the Buddha and advance our learning in the Dharma.


The Buddhist Church of San Francisco welcomes all thoses who wish to learn about the boundless wisdom and compassion that is Amida Buddha without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.