Buddhist Church of Sacramento Buddhist Church of Sacramento 
A Jodo Shinshu Temple


Welcome to the Buddhist Church of Sacramento.

The Buddhist Church of Sacramento Hongwanji Betsuin and its Sangha (congregation) extend a warm welcome to you to share with us the Dharma (teachings) as taught by Sakyamuni Buddha and expounded by Shinran Shonin.


We hope this website will provide a brief picture of the history and affliation of our temple, the religious, educational and social programs offered, and the affiliated and sponsored organizations associated with our Betsuin.  Please join us each Sunday at 9:30am.





Things to See and Things to Do:


Visit Our facebook Page Here


Looking for Sakura Gakuen (the Japanese Language School)?  Click HERE



bball16We are now taking registration for our

46th Annual Betsuin Basketball Tournament - March 4-5, 2017

NEW Tournament News!!

CLICK here for more info



11/27 - Dharma School Service and Class 9:30am


It is time to Order Your Mochi

Get your MOCHI here!


12/04 - Bodhi Day Service  9:30a

              Dharma School  10:15a

             Adult Dharma Session  10:30a

             Shotsuki Hoyo Memorial Service  Noon

             SBWA Memorial Service/Tsuito Hoyo/Bonenkai  Noon

12/11 - Dharma Service and Class  9:30a

12/16 - Morning OASAJI Service  7a

12/17 - Mochitsuki  Early Morning until Done

12/18 - Dhara School Service and Class  9:30a

              Year End/Installation Service

12/23 - Betsuin CLOSES at Noon

12/24 - Betsuin CLOSED

12/25 - Betsuin CLOSED - Happy Holiday!

12/31 - Betsuin CLOSES at Noon

              New Year's Eve Service (Joya-E)  7pm



01/01/17 - New Year's Day Service (Shusho-E)  9:30a

01/02/17 - Betsuin CLOSED

01/03/17 - Betsuin CLOSED




Betsuin Talent Show - January 14th ! - See Koichi about it








The Dalai Lama speaks to the California Legislature - June 20, 2016

CLICK here to view



The Sacramento Buddhist Meditation Group interviews Rinban Bob to get his
insights on how Buddhism began in Sacramento and Buddhism in America
in 2013

CLICK HERE to watch interview (51 minutes)





Do you have a car you want to donate?

Vehicle Donation Program
State of California only

        Free pick up and DMV paperwork
Tax-deductible at the vehicle’s selling price
Supports the Sacramento Betsuin

To donate vehicles, go to this website:


And remember to indicate the donation is for

Sacramento Buddhist Church

Thank You!






Ongoing Programs:

Are you interested in playing the organ?
Can you already read music?

The Betsuin Legacy Endowment Fund is Proud to Sponsor:

One-on-One Organ Lessons
with an experienced organist

Do you want to hear more about this program?
Contact Rev. Patti:  revpattibetsuin@gmail.com

Please sign up in the office:  916.446.0121

Recent Events:


On July 12, 2012, The Land Park News ran a nice historical article about our temple.  CLICK here to read the story

Our very own Girl Scout Troop 569 turned 20 this year.
  See the highlight clip -
Go to video

 Click on the following for non-stop, express lane connections to:

Dharma Messages

Dharma School Attendance Guidelines

Dharma School Service Schedule

Schedule of Services and Dharma School Greeters

Membership Form

Legacy Endowment Fund

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