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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

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

Look Who’s Talking about SDC!
Posted Thursday, February 11th, 2016 | Sacramento Dharma Center

The February 11th Business Journal has a wonderful article about SDC board member Helen Hobart’s work as a staff chaplain at the The Sutter Center for Psychiatry. In the article she also talks about the Dharma Center and our vision…. Read more »


Opening in 2016 is our Goal!
Posted Saturday, January 16th, 2016 | Sacramento Dharma Center

Throughout the fall, you’ve been hearing about investigations to obtain a building for our Founding Sanghas to call home and it’s high time we updated you on where we are looking, what we are looking for, and the preferences that… Read more »


Who really really wants a Dharma Center?
Posted Sunday, December 13th, 2015 | Sacramento Dharma Center

So — who’s behind the Dharma Center? Who are these people that want to actually acquire a physical home, for practicing this dharma path of kindness and wisdom?  My friends? Here’s a great collection of photos where you can see… Read more »