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San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin

The San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin, founded in 1902, is a temple within the Buddhist Churches of America. BCA is a branch of the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha, a global organization of temples in the Jodo Shinshu school of Pure Land Buddhism in the Mahayana tradition. Located in San Jose’s Nihonmachi (Japantown), we continue to honor our Japanese founding heritage while welcoming all to come listen to the Dharma (teachings).  We encourage everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identification, sexual orientation, age or religious background to come as you are, to join us as we walk the path to enlightenment together.

SUNDAY SERVICES | Dharma School: 9:30am Family Service: 10:10 AM

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

2020 SAN JOSE OBON @ HOME

The San Jose Obon festival, a time when generations of families and friends come together and enjoy a rich cultural experience in one of the three remaining Japantowns in the United States.   Japantown’s largest festival with two days of game booths, food booths, the Chidori Band, Three taiko performances each day including San Jose Taiko and over 1,200 dancers in colorful traditional festive wear each evening.

This year we are happy to share that we will be hosting an “Obon@home” in place of our in-person festival. While we are sad we can’t gather in Japantown, we are excited to share what Obon 2020 will look like for San Jose!

Stay tuned for more details and information to be shared here and/or follow us on Instagram: @sjobon

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Upcoming Events

Buddhism + Yoga Relax Session

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 10:40 am

Buddhism + Yoga Relax Session

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 10:40 am

Generations is a capital campaign project with two distinct building phases over several years.  The first phase addresses seismic concerns with the annex building and represents approximately one third of our financial target.  The second phase focuses on the education building and is expected to be initiated in 2019.  It is up to us to build a thriving Betsuin for future generations to enjoy for years to come.

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY REV. MIKAME!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY REV. MIKAME! Reverend Etsuko Mikame comes from Shimane Prefecture where her family temple has shared the Nembutsu for over 300 years.

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