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The Spirit of Our Temple: Okagesama

OKAGESAMA literally means, “Because I live within the great shade of many people, I am fine.”  Founded in 1899, the Buddhist Church of Sacramento has grown over the years through the support and hard work of generations of people that came before us.  We only exist due to the sacrifices and efforts of so many people before us.

The Temple provides religious services, educational & cultural programs, Japanese language school, youth and adult activities, sports and scouting programs, and the annual food & cultural bazaar.  It has become a very important part of the community by sharing the Dharma in a spirit of gratitude, understanding and caring. 

Help sponsor Educational Programs: Buddhist education for members, ministers, ministerial candidates, and students seeking to learn more about the Dharma.

Help sponsor Scholarships:  The Legacy Fund also awards scholarships to qualified college students.

Ways to give

The Legacy Endowment Fund accepts all types of donations.  Please consult your tax professional for guidance on the tax advantages of charitable giving.

  • Cash
  • Real Estate, Personal Property
  • Vehicles
  • Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds
  • Life Insurance, Annuities