Latest News & Upcoming Events
Japanese Language Classes on Zoom
Summer and Fall 2023 Registration Open
Planning a trip to Japan? Want to learn basic Kanji? Sign up for Sakura Gakuen summer classes on Zoom.
On Facebook, YouTube and in-person
Dharma services will be conducted in-person, AND Live-streamed and recorded on our Facebook page and YouTube page.
Memorial Day Services
Monday, May 29
Inter-faith service is in person. Only that service will be live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube on Memorial Day
Our Rummage Sale is BACK!
Early Bird Entry at 8 am - $5 Donation
Donate and/or attend one of the best rummage sales in the Sacramento area on Saturday, June 3, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Betsuin Kaikan and courtyard. Free admission.
A one-hour “Early Bird Shopping Opportunity” is available from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Celebrating 50 Years
Congratulations, Sensei Grace!
On Sunday, May 21, the Betsuin honored and recognized Sensei Grace Hatano for her 50 years of dedication as a Dharma School Teacher.
Families and Friends Picnic 2023
Sunday, June 11
Games, fun and food!
Bon Odori and Hatsubon Service
All on On Facebook, YouTube and in-person
Bon Odori – Saturday, July 8 at 7:30 pm
>Food Concessions beginning at 5 pm
Obon/Hatsubon Service – Sunday July 9 at 9:30 am
Bon Odori Tribute
Saturday, July 8
For the second year, we are offering the opportunity to honor and remember any loved one who has passed with a photo or name tribute during our Obon Dance on Saturday, July 8.
Sacramento Betsuin 13th Annual Golf Tournament
At Teal Bend GC, July 13
You are cordially invited to participate in the 13th Annual Sacramento Buddhist Church (SBC) Golf Tournament at the Teal Bend Golf Course on Thursday, July 13.
Favorite Summer Recipes with Alan
Monthly Series on Zoom, June 15
Join Alan Hirahara to learn how to make his favorite summer recipes.
Interested in Joining Our Girl Scout Troops?
Orientation Day is Coming Soon*
Parents and girls:
Come and see what girl scouting is all about. If your daughter will be entering kindergarten in the fall, she is the perfect age to be a Daisy!
Opportunity Drawing Winners
>Jan. 29 Winner: “Ticket 099
>Feb. 26: “Ticket 179 Jerry” ($500)
>March 26: “Ticket 131 Debbie” ($500)
>April 30: “Ticket 010 Kelly” ($500)
>May 28: “Ticket 219 Sue” (final drawing, $1,000)
If you entered the drawing, here’s how it works:
Mid-week Dharma Services
In-person only; rides are available
On the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 10 am, Rev. Yuki and Rev. Matt will provide a Dharma Service. The services are offered specifically in consideration for our senior members of the Sangha. All persons are invited to attend.
Fundraiser for Sacramento Barons
Order by June 1
Order form: https://forms.gle/jA48kQ8WrrQBeFDH7
Thank you for supporting the Sacramento Barons Athletic Organization.
Questions? Email Barons50thBento@gmail.com
Monthly Memorial Service (Shotsuki Hoyo)
On Facebook, YouTube and in-person
Click HERE to fill out the Google Form to have your loved one’s name read at the next service.
Announcing Rev. Yuki Sugahara as Our New Rinban
A message from Karen Adachi, Board of Trustees President
My biggest announcement this month which I am excited to share with you is that Reverend Yuki Sugahara has been assigned by Bishop Marvin Harada as our new Rinban, effective this summer.
BCA Youth Retreat
June 25-July 1 in Berkeley
This one-week retreat will be filled with lectures from BCA teachers, ice breakers, tours, basic onaijin etiquette and so much more. It is an unforgettable life-changing experience.
Do you have “Obon” Items?
Someone would love to have them
If you have any of the items below and would like to find a new home for them, we would appreciate your donations!
Yoga for Health
Free Zoom classes
Bob Matsueda, a certified yoga instructor who presented a yoga class for our Health and Wellness Series, is offering free yoga classes on Wednesdays.
Sign up at email@example.com
Rev. Yuki’s Chanting Sessions
Monthly beginning Feb. 6
Join Rev. Yuki Sugahara on the first Monday of the month February 6 through June 5 at 10 am, in person and live-streamed on our Facebook and YouTube pages.
Betsuin 529 College Savings Plan
Savings grow tax free
The Sacramento Buddhist Church Adult Buddhist Association (ABA) will contribute to your 529 College Savings Plan.
Donate Your Vehicle
Do you have an old vehicle that you wish to donate? Please consider having your donation benefit the Buddhist Church of Sacramento. All it takes is two easy steps:
1. Complete the information in the form below
2. Call our partner, Harold’s Car Donation Service (“Cars for a Cause”) at 1-800-310-5274 or visit their website at https://haroldscardonation.com/