We’d love to have you join us. We are currently on our regular schedule with a Dharma School Service at 9:30 AM and a Family Service at 10:10 AM, US/Pacific, every Sunday, and a Japanese Service at 11:00 AM of the second Sunday of each month.
As our Sangha and the community continue to grow and change, the Betsuin must plan for these needs as well as for those of our future generations. The construction of the new Dharma Center is essential to the Betsuin and the evolving needs of the community. This project is the culmination of 10 years of planning. Guiding this process was an assessment of where we began, who we are today and what improvements are needed for a strong tomorrow, while aligning our vision with our core Buddhist values. The new Dharma Center addresses the needs of our Betsuin as well as our broader community.
TheSan Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin, founded in 1902,is a temple within theBuddhist Churches of America.BCA is a branch of theJodo 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 continueto honor ourJapanese founding heritage while welcoming allto come listento the Dharma (teachings). We encourageeveryone, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identification, sexual orientation, age or religious background to come as you are,tojoin us as we walk the path to enlightenment together.