Weekly Services

Overview

Protocol for In-Person Services
Updated 6/25/22

Changes in effect starting June 25:

Wearing a mask is not mandatory, but highly recommended.
Proof of vaccination is not required.

Beginning Sunday, June 12, 2022, all Sunday Dharma Services will be held in-person in the church HONDO beginning at 9:30 am.  NOTE: THIS IS A NEW TIME. We will continue to broadcast live on Facebook and YouTube.

  • All services start at 9:30 AM starting June 12, except Shotsuki Hoyo Memorial Service, which starts at 10:30 am.
  • Service will be held in the Hondo with proper spacing.
  • BETSUIN OFFICE HOURS–The Betsuin Office will be open on Sundays from 8:30 - 10:30 am, except while the service is in session.

Monthly Shotsuki Hoyo services will be held in-person at 10:30 am (new time) in the Hondo on the first Sunday of each month, with the exception of the June Shotsuki Hoyo service which will be held on Sunday, June 12. These services will continue to be broadcasted live on the church’s Facebook page for those who still want to participate virtually.

Please note that in-person services are subject to cancellation if county/CDC guidelines change or if it becomes too risky for the safety and health of our Sangha members to continue with indoor gatherings. 

In the event of a change, we will post the updates on our website, Facebook page, and send a message out to our email list.  We hope to see you soon!

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First Time Visitors
Welcome!

The Buddhist Church of Sacramento welcomes all guests and visitors.  If you are visiting for the first time, there are “Temple Greeters” that can help get you situated.  And if you have a question, ask someone sitting near you, we would love to help you out.  There aren’t too many rituals that you have to be familiar with, so don’t worry about making a mistake.  There is usually a “discussion session” immediately following most services where you can ask questions.   We hope you enjoy attending our Sunday service.

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Sunday Service Format

Family Dharma service are held on Sunday mornings. At the entrance of our temple there are greeters who welcome the Sangha (Congregation) and guests are encouraged to sign our guest list and inform the greeters you are new to the temple. All are welcome to attend. Sunday casual attire is appropriate.

We begin with the ringing of the “Kansho” bell which is the call to service. This is a time to settle down and clear our minds to prepare for service. Cell phones and electronic devices are silenced and put away.