The Buddhist Church of Oakland


Since 1901


825 Jackson Street, Oakland, California 94607

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Sunday, January 25, 10 a.m.
Dharma Service led by Reverend Michael Shojun Endo. Families welcome! Dharma School classes for youth following service, Dharma Chat for adults.

Sunday, February 1, 10:00 a.m.
Dharma Service led by Reverend Bridge. Meet our new Board of Directors! Board installation to take place during service. After service, please attend our BCO Annual General Meeting as we bring the 2014 year to a close and look ahead to 2015! Then stay and enjoy a wonderful New Year's Luncheon.

* There is no Saturday Dharma Study Class in January and February. A new series of monthly Study Classes will begin on Saturday, March 21, 2015, 2:00-4:00 p.m.!

Japanese for Heritage Speakers
The Oakland Nippongo Gakuen is forming a Japanese for Heritage Speakers class.  This course is intended for young students (generally in the range of 8-10 years old) who regularly speak some Japanese at home. 

The class is ideal for students who wish to maintain their basic conversational skills by regularly interacting with a native Japanese instructor and other Japanese speaking classmates only in a Japanese speaking environment.  Elementary level reading and writing skills will also be part of the curriculum.  Some knowledge of conversational Japanese or consent of the instructor is a prerequisite.

Classes are tentatively planned to begin in October on Saturday afternoons, 1:00 -3:00 pm.  Those interested in this class should contact Jon Takagaki by e-mail at, by phone in the evenings at 510-769-2975, or contact the temple office. 

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Feb 2015

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