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Buddhist Churches of America - Center for Buddhist Education

Centre description
Inspired by the teachings of Shinran Shonin, founder of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, the Buddhist Churches of America - Center for Buddhist Education strives to create diverse learning opportunities for deepening the understanding and appreciation of Buddha's infinite wisdom and compassion among its ministry, temple leaders, sangha and the broader community.
Dharmic activities
*The BCA Center for Buddhist Education is primarily a leadership training center, and offers several educational tracks designed to support the BCA ministry, ministers assistant program, lay leaders and affiliated sangha groups.

Activities are centered at the BCA Jodo Shinshu Center in Berkeley, but also take place throughout California and the US, often co-sponsored with local BCA temples and other educational institutions.

*Monthly Shinran Shonin Appreciation Gathering (Gomeinichi) - A program of chanting, Dharma-thons and interactive discussions on the teachings of Shinran,and dynamics of Buddhism in our daily lives is presented monthly, on or around the 16th of each month. For 2009, they are on the 16th of each month, at 12 noon. In 2010, they will be in the evenings. All are are the Jodo Shinshu Center, 2140 Durant, Berkeley. Check the website for calendar details.

*Annual Shinran Shonin Memorial Service (Hoonko) (on January 16, 2010)with chanting, guest speakers and interactive discussion and reception. At the Jodo Shinshu Center, 2140 Durant Ave., Berkeley. Check website calendar.

*A calendar of public lectures,cultural presentations, films and book discussions address diverse topics on Buddhism in America, diverse approaches to Buddhism in our daily lives.
Established 2006
Founder Shinran Shonin
Lineage Japanese: Jodo Shinshu
Affiliation Nishi Hongwanji-ha, Kyoto, Japan
Lineage holder / Director Socho Koshin Ogui
Centre teacher(s) Rev. Kodo Umezu
Language(s) English, Japanese
Where on earth is Buddhist Churches of America - Center for Buddhist Education?
Buddhist Churches of America - Center for Buddhist Education
2140 Durant Ave.
Berkeley California
USA 94704
Contact Yumi Hatta
Tel (510) 809-1460
Email admin@cbe-bca.org
WWW bcacbenews.wikispaces.net
Update 2009-10-26
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