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



05/20 - Luau Nite - See info below

05/21 - Gotan-E Service with Rev. Kurt Rye  9:30a

           - Dharma School Classes 10:15a

           - "Ask Rev. Dennis" Session 10:30a

           - Adult Gotan-E Service 11:30a

05/25 - Winters Cemetery Service 11:00a 

05/25 - Family Night At The Ball Park - Everthing you need to know is below   

05/28 - Dharma School Family Service 9:30a

            - Dharma School Temple Clean-Up Day 10:15a

            - Cemetery Services:

                       Vacaville 4:00p

                       Suisun 5:00p

05/29 - Betsuin Open from 9a to 1p

             - Memorial Day Services:

                       Odd Fellows 9:00a

                       Sacramento Memorial 10:00a

                       East Lawn 11:00a

                       Betsuin Nokotsudo Noon


06/04 - Last day of Dharma School/Awards Presentation 9:30a

       - Shotsuki Memorial/Adult Dharma Service 11:30a

06/11 - Sangha Service 9:30a

06/16 - Morning OASAJI Service 7am

06/18 - Sangha Service 9:30a

06/25 - Sangha Service 9:30a

06/26-30 - Obon Practice 7pm







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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