Buddhist Churches of America
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Upcoming Events

at the Jodo Shinshu Center unless noted

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**Central California** **Buddhist Education Programs**

BCA events

Community Events

Monthly Gomeinichi -

Shinran Shonin Appreciation Daysat the Jodo Shinshu Center
Free/Open to the Public

Special Features


Film Screening

Sunday, April 27, 2014 2 pmJodo Shinshu Center

PrayerConversation with Something Great(Japanese documentary w/English subtitles)
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(Acourtesy announcement)


FDSTL Conference
April 26, 2014

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May 21, 2014GOTAN-E

October 10-12, 2014
Sharing Our Lives as Buddhists

FBWA with SDSTL, So.District Conference

June 28, 2014

"Being Gay, Being Buddhist"

The LGBTQ Community & Shin Buddhism

Keynote Speaker:

Guest Speakers:
Pieper & Lois Toyama
"Parenting Our LGBTQ Children"

Registration now open. Limited seats.

May 30-31 2015
World Buddhist Women's Convention
Calgary, Canada

Embraced by the Oneness

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Registration is now open

July 4-6, 2014

"Sea of Suffering,

Ocean of Compassion"

Summer Pacific Seminar

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Online Registration Open-Limited space availability. Early registration encouraged.-

August 9, 2014 1 - 4 pm
**CBE Public Lecture**
in conjunction with the JSCC August Workshop

Guest Speaker:
Prof. Lori Meeks, USC

"Neither Nun nor Laywoman:
Buddhist Renunciation & the Female Cycle in
Pre-Modern Japan"

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