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  • As the Buddha was walking with the congregation, he pointed to the ground with his finger and said, ‘This spot is good to build a sanctuary.’

    Sac Dhrama White Lilly
  • The Vision

    SDC aspires to create a sanctuary and community practice center where Buddhist meditation groups (sanghas) practice, following their diverse traditions, and offer programs, classes and retreats under one roof.

    Mission Statement

    Sustaining Sanghas

    The Sustaining Sanghas are Sacramento Buddhist Meditation Group, Valley Streams Zen Sangha, and Sacramento Insight Meditation, they have common roots and have worked together for six years on this project.

    Sustaining Sanghas

    The Organization

    Sacramento Dharma Center is a California Charitable 501(c)(3) Corporation created to develop and maintain a dedicated space, and provide support for, meditation­based Buddhist groups in the Sacramento area.

    Meet Our Board

    News & Updates

    Impermanence: Transitions at SDC
    Posted Sunday, August 21st, 2016 | Sacramento Dharma Center

    We have seen comings and goings over the last few weeks at Sacramento Dharma Center, evidence of both impermanence and progress. The issuance of the City Building Permit on August 10th, the arrival of 80 new chairs, the removal of… Read more »


    Ailing English Oak Removed & Turned to Mulch
    Posted Sunday, August 21st, 2016 | Sacramento Dharma Center

    After much investigation, the first of several unhealthy trees on the grounds of Sacramento Dharma Center was felled this week. Visitors will see that the tree is being ground to chips, a procedure that destroys the infestation and transforms the… Read more »


    Things are hopping !
    Posted Sunday, July 17th, 2016 | Sacramento Dharma Center

    May our efforts to create Sacramento Dharma Center be of benefit in countless ways! Many of us have felt rocked by the barrage of events this summer that divide our human family. If ever there was a time to establish… Read more »