…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.



Earthquake in Nepal
From the Buddhist Churches of America: Click here for a message by Bishop Kodo Umezu, on the earthquake in Nepal. Here you will also find a link to donate to the Kathmandu Hongwanji.

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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.