The Buddhist Church of Oakland


Since 1901


825 Jackson Street, Oakland, California 94607

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Coming up at the Buddhist Church of Oakland – please join us!

Sunday, April 13th, 10:00 a.m.
Family Dharma Service.  Visitors are always welcome! April Shotsuki Memorial and Adult Service to follow at 10:45 a.m.

Sunday, April 20th, 10:00 a.m.
Family Dharma Service and Pet Memorial Service.  Join us in commemorating the lives of our beloved pets and expressing our appreciation for all that we have received from them.  Dharma Chat for adults following the service.

Saturday, April 26th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Dharma Study Class with Reverend Harry Gyokyo Bridge.  Newcomers welcome – no prior knowledge of Buddhism required.  Free and open to the public.

Sunday, April 27th, 10:00 a.m.

Family Dharma Service.  Please note, there will be no Dharma School classes after service.


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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