Who We Are

Our Mission Statement:

The Placer Buddhist Church strives to nurture compassion, mindfulness, gratitude, peace, tolerance, inclusiveness, and spiritual exploration by providing a place where everyone is welcome. Our mission is to continuously learn and live the Buddhist Teachings to reduce suffering and support our lives and the lives around us.  We offer an open door to sharing these teachings, as well as friendship and community.

Our Contact Information:

Placer Buddhist Church
3192 Boyington Road
Penryn, CA 95663
(916) 824-4212

Kurt W. Rye,
Resident Minister:

 Our Service Inforamtion

Placer Buddhist Church

Dharma Summer Service Schedule

Placer Buddhist Church has traditionally taken a summer break from regularly scheduled service with the exception of our Monthly Memorial Services.

Rev. Kurt Rye believes that there should be an active Dharma voice during summer at Placer Buddhist Church.  In addition to our Monthly Memorial Services, there will be several Dharma Summer Services.  Owing to Obon and the Food Bazaar, we cannot have services every week.  Please see the schedule below for dates and times.

August 4, 2018 Obon/Hatsubon and Monthly Memorial Service  At 10:00 AM

August 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM

August 16, 2018 at 6:30 PM Buddhist Study Class “Does Buddhism have rules?”

August 19, 2018 Reno Howakai

August 26, 2018 at 10:00 AM

September 2, 2018 Monthly Memorial Service

September 30, 2018 at 10:00 AM

No Buddhist Education Class in September owing to heavy schedule of the Food Bazaar

Regular Dharma School Services will resume in October 201

Services are conducted in English with Japanese Chanting.  The Dharma Talk is presented in English.

Everyone is welcomed to attend our services.  

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Buddhist Education

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Our Community

We are all fellow travelers on the path to enlightenment.

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Society President

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