Please join us for a Free Lunch & Dharma Discussion
Sunday, September 30

As part of our Fall discussion series, we will consider topics central to
a deeper understanding of Jodo-Shinshu Buddhism.

Meet SACBC’s new Assistant to the Minister, Kathy Velasco

On Sunday, September 30, 2018, Kathy will share her experiences in studying the Dharma at the Institute of Buddhist Studies, and talk about her IBS Masters thesis:

“The Transformation of the Pure Land in the Development of Lay Buddhist Practice in China”

This will be an interactive and informal session. Rev. Matsubayashi will be helping facilitate our discussion, filling in for Rev. Himaka while she is in the hospital. Come join us at 11:30am for lunch followed by the discussion from Noon – 1:30pm in the classrooms in the church. The Buddhist Education Committee sponsors this Dharma Discussion.

Lunch and discussion are FREE! If you plan to attend, please RSVP by Thursday, Sept. 27 to:, or leave a message at 510-471-2581. We will need a ball-park count on how many will be joining us for lunch. In an attempt to “be green,” we ask that you bring your own cup or mug.