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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.’

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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.’

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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.’

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The Vision

The Sacramento Dharma Center Board aspires to create a sanctuary and community practice center where Buddhist meditation groups (known as sanghas) practice, following their diverse traditions, and offer programs, classes and retreats under one roof. We have been inspired by similar projects in other parts of the country and feel this is the new face of Western Buddhism – a place for lay practice that embraces diversity.

Mission Statement

Sustaining Sanghas

The founding Sustaining Sanghas are Sacramento Buddhist Meditation Group, Valley Streams Zen Sangha, and Sacramento Insight Meditation. These groups have common roots and have worked together for several years on this project. Sustaining Sanghas are non-profits who provide programs supporting meditation and Buddhist teachings, support the SDC mission, and agree to sharing the Dharma Center space.

Sustaining Sanghas

The Organization

Sacramento Dharma Center is a California Charitable 501(c)(3) organization created to develop and maintain a dedicated space, and provide support for, meditation-based Buddhist groups in the Sacramento area. Incorporated in March of 2012, we began our Capital Campaign that October. We continue our search for a suitable location where we can nurture our practice and serve the Sustaining Sanghas.

Meet Our Board

News & Updates

April News
Posted Thursday, April 16th, 2015 | Sacramento Dharma Center

On April 14th, your Dharma Center board adopted an implementation plan with timeline to accompany the new strategic plan, soon to be posted here on our website. New President Susan Orr, VP Julia Mullen, Treasurer John Penfield, Secretary John Phelps,… Read more »


What have we been up to?
Posted Sunday, December 14th, 2014 | Sacramento Dharma Center

First, we are excited to tell you that we have three new board members Julia Mullen, Joette Sebastiani, and John Phelps. They have brought a breath of fresh air to our Board and really rolled up their sleeves and dug… Read more »


Giving Thanks
Posted Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 | Sacramento Dharma Center

We are thinking of all our Sangha friends and supporters this week of thanksgiving, wanting to express our deep gratitude for the ways you have encouraged us and been patient with us as we do our best to find a… Read more »