BCA Center for Buddhist Education 


A new series of educational/social/fun events for all generations. 

All ages and backgrounds are welcome!



BCA Center for Buddhist Education

email: cbe@bcahq.org

ph:(510) 809-1460

fax: (510) 809-1462

website: www.BuddhistChurchesofAmerica.org


Sat. Aug. 26, 2017, 9 am - 5 pm

Optional: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017 at 7pm - 9pm PST

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Jodo Shinshu Center

JODO SHINSHU CENTER                                              2140 Durant Avenue (btwn Shattuck and Fulton), Berkeley, CA  94704


For lodging at the Jodo Shinshu Center, please contact: gkameda@bcahq.org or phone (510) 809-1401.

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"Engaged Buddhism for Our Personal and Social Lives"


Sterling Makishima (Mountain View )

Sumi Tanabe  (San Jose)

Steve Tamekuni (Technobuddha)

Kimberly Koga (Technobuddha)

Rev. Dr. Ken Tanaka

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Rev. Kenneth Kenshin Tanaka, Ph.D.

     Ken Tanaka grew up in Mt. View and attended the Mt. View Buddhist Temple. He was an active member of the Young Buddhist Association at the local, district and national levels. After attending the 1969 Summer Session at the Institute of Buddhist Studies (IBS), he made the decision to pursue a career in Buddhism. 
     After graduating from Stanford University with a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology, he specialized in the study of Buddhism at various institutions that included a stint as Theravada monk in Thailand, then as graduate student at the Institute of Buddhist Studies (M.A.), Tokyo University (M.A.), and Univ. of California at Berkeley (Ph.D.). He taught at IBS for 11 years (1984-95) and served as minister at Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church for 3 years (1995-98). 
     Rev. Dr. Tanaka is currently Professor and Director of the Institute of Buddhist Culture at Musashino University in Tokyo, a Jodo-Shinshu based institution of about 10,000 students. He also serves as President of two academic associations, the Int. Assoc. of Shin Buddhist Studies and the Japanese Assoc. for the Study of Buddhism and Psychology. 
     His publications include The Dawn of Chinese Pure Land Buddhist Doctrine (The State Univ. of New York Press, 1990), Ocean: An Introduction to Jodo Shinshu Buddhism in America (Wisdom Ocean Publications, 1997), The Faces of Buddhism in America (co-editor) (Univ. of California Press, 1998), and Amerika bukkyo (in Japanese, meaning “American Buddhism”) (Musashino University, 2010). His books have been translated into Japanese, Chinese, and Portuguese.
     Dr. Tanaka is married to Kimie Carrie Tanaka; they have three adult children, Aaron (Boston), Nathan (El Cerrito), and Serena (San Francisco). His interests include walking, feeding the neighborhood stray cats, looking for humor in Buddhism, and watching the news! 

  Check out books by Rev. Dr. Ken Tanaka at the

BCA Bookstore

Buddhism on Air 

Televised Kaleidoscope of a Growing Religion


An Introduction to Jodo Shinshu in America


Engaged Pure Land Buddhism



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