Buddhist Church of San Francisco

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Essentials of Pure Land Buddhism

Instructor: David Pating Sensei / register at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Suggested Donation: $25

Date:

Monday, April 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th

Time:

6:30P.M. - 8:30P.M.

Come learn the basics of Pure Land (Jodo Shinshu) Buddhism, which emphasizes devotion to Buddha as a path of self-discovery. The course will combine lecture and discussion to introduce participants to the teachings and practices of the largest school of Buddhism. Class will include short sutra recitation and meditation. 

Course Outline

  • Who is Amida Buddha
  • Calling Buddha's Name
  • The Awakening of Faith/Trust
  • Discoveriing our Pure Land

Sunday Morning Quiet Sitting

The weekly Sunday morning meditation  is held at 9:30 a.m. in the temple (hondo), prior to the regular 10 am service. The sessions are non-guided and feature quiet sitting. All are invited to come and engage in this practice to deepen their awareness of the Nembutsu teaching.

Sunday Morning Sangha Service

Our Sangha Services begin at 10 am every Sunday (unless otherwise noted on the calendar).  Our Sangha services include sutra chanting, a dharma talk, and a gatha (Buddhist song).  Services usually last for approximately 45-60 minutes.  Everyone is welcome to attend!

Twice a month, we offer services in Japanese at 1 p.m. Please refer to the calendar for details.

Monthly Metta Gathering

Our Next Metta Gathering is on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 5 pm.

Each gathering begins with Kansho (calling bell meditation), followed by Dharma talk/teaching, guided meditation, and closes with oral recitations.

All levels of Buddhist practioners welcome.

Questions or comments, please contact Elaine Donlin Sensei at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

BCSF Monthly Metta Gatherings are held on the last Saturday of each month, except for December (held on Dec 31) 


Essentials of Buddhism

Introduction to General Buddhism at BCSF!

Next Session: Summer 2014

Classes are each Tuesday  6:30 - 8:30 pm   Dates - tba

Facilitated by   Elaine Donlin Sensei.

Suggested donation is $25, which can be made at the close of the course;

however, no one turned away for lack of funds. Free to BCSFmembers.

For questions or to register, please contact the Elaine at   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Upcoming Events

04/26/2014 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Evening Metta Service w/ Elaine Donlin Sensei

04/27/2014 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Regular Service

04/28/2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Essentials of Pure Land with David Pating Sensei

04/29/2014 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tai Chi

04/30/2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mindfulness Meditation

05/04/2014 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Regular Service

05/06/2014 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tai Chi

05/07/2014 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mindfulness Meditation

05/11/2014 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Regular Service

05/11/2014 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Shotsuki Hoyo - Service in English

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