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.

The Vision

SDC is creating a shared sanctuary and community center at 3111 Wissemann Drive where Buddhist meditation groups following diverse traditions offer programs, classes and retreats.

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

Your Dharma Center is now fully open!!
Posted Friday, October 14th, 2016 | Sacramento Dharma Center

The Board of Sacramento Dharma Center is delighted and profoundly grateful to announce, that on October 12th the Center received the City of Sacramento’s Certificate of Occupancy that allows gatherings in excess of fifty (50). Although smaller groups had begun… Read more »

We’re moving in…soon!
Posted Monday, September 19th, 2016 | Sacramento Dharma Center

With a flurry of volunteer activity getting the Dharma Center clear and clean, our Founding Sanghas are now arranging for trucking and schlepping their supplies, and setting up house at SDC. There is leave-taking of our familiar Dharma homes at… Read more »

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 »