There are many clubs for members that have similar interests.  We present here an alphabetical list with a short description of their activities. Affiliated organizations have their independent organizations, but have events at the Betsuin. Unless the contact is indicated, please contact the Betsuin Office for information.

  • Aloha Club – All things Hawaii
  • Bonsai Club – Affiliated organization. Puts on the annual Bonsai Exhibition. Members also help with pruning the plants in the Betsuin garden.
  • Book Club – Members read books about Buddhism or with Buddhist themes and discuss them. Meets monthly during the school year.
  • Cooking Club – Sharing recipes and cooking Japanese-American favorites.
  • Dana Club – Members practice dana which is selfless-giving. Activities include Second Harvest Food Sorting and volunteering at Houses for Humanity.
  • Game Club – Members play various games including online, video, role-playing, traditional, cards. Meets monthly.
  • Japanese Language Club – Members learn about Japanese culture and practice conversational Japanese.
  • Shakuhachi Club – Instruction and performance on the Shakuhachi – a Japanese flute.