…to the website for San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin. The San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin serves its members throughout Santa Clara County including Morgan Hill and Gilroy as well as some members in neighboring counties.


The mission of the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin is to learn and to share the Jodo Shinshu understanding of the Three Treasures-Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

Generations Building Fund Campaign


Generations is a $10 Million dollar capital campaign project with two distinct building phases over 5 years. The first phase addresses seismic concerns with the Annex Building and represents approximately one-third of our financial target.  The Annex renovation is expected to break ground immediately following 2015 Obon and be completed before 2016 Obon.  The second phase focuses on the Education building and is expected to be fully funded by 2019.  As the theme suggests, it is up to us to build a thriving Betsuin for future generations to enjoy for years to come.

Click here to read more about Our Story.



2015 Betsuin Scholarships

Applications now being accepted. Applications are due in the church office by May 1st. Link to scholarship information here.

We want your feedback!

Take the 3 Question 2015 Survey (coming Soon!)

2015 BCA Nembutsu Camporee

Friday, June 26, 2015 to Sunday, June 28, 2015
@ Walden West, Saratoga CA

Betsuin Office Closed Dates

Saturday, March 21st
Saturday, April 25th
Sunday, April 26th

Erica Kao’s Gold Award Project.

Of the many people who frequent Japantown, few know about its history and the significance it has had for the people who used to live here. As part of her Gold Award project, Erica Kao, a girl scout at the Buddhist Church Betsuin, decided to address this issue. By providing pictures, interviews, and film footage, Erica has created an informational video as well as a photo collage on Japantown’s beginnings, so that it may be preserved for current and future generations.
Erica’s video as well as a photo collage will soon be exhibited at the Japanese American Museum of San Jose.