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



04/21-23 FDSTL Conference

04/30 - Dharma School Family Service 9:30a

       - Dharma School Classes 10:15a 


05/20 - Luau Nite - See info below

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

Notice to graduating high school Dharma school students Class of 2017:

The SBC Education Committee is currently accepting Education Award applications from active Dharma School Students - Class of 2017. Deadline for submitting the application is May 1, 2017 at 4:00. Original signed reference must accompany the application and be mailed or dropped off at the church office by the due date.  

Interviews will be conducted on Saturday May 13 for qualified applicants.  Presentation of the Education Award will be made on Sunday June 4, 2017.  

For questions, contact Sandy at skatfong@gmail.com 

Education Award Invitation

Education Award Application






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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