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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

Introducing Kari Bryski
Posted Friday, August 28th, 2015 | Sacramento Dharma Center

We want all of our friends to know that on Monday August 24th Susan Orr, Julia Mullen, Linda Dekker (the executive committee) and Joette Sebastiani (building committee chair) had a lively and engaging meeting with our new real estate consultant… Read more »


A major milestone is in sight!
Posted Monday, August 17th, 2015 | Sacramento Dharma Center

Because of kind donors, because of You!, this month SDC took strides toward a major milestone: the SAFE credit union commercial loan officer sat down to talk with Board members Linda Dekker and John Penfield, looked over SDC financial reports,… Read more »


July news!
Posted Monday, July 13th, 2015 | Sacramento Dharma Center

The Sacramento Dharma Center Board held its first quarterly meeting with representatives of the Boards of our three founding – and Sustaining Sanghas – Valley Streams Zen Sangha, Sacramento Insight Meditation and Sacramento Buddhist Meditation Group. The intention to have… Read more »