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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. In April of this year we entered into contract for the purchase of a former church located at 3240 B St. in Sacramento.

Meet Our Board

News & Updates

We have wonderful news!
Posted Thursday, April 17th, 2014 | Sacramento Dharma Center

After weeks of negotiation we have signed a purchase agreement with the sellers of the Armenian Church property at 3240 B Street. The church has a sanctuary, large social hall, and a small one bedroom house, all on a nice… Read more »


Join our Sustaining Circle
Posted Friday, March 14th, 2014 | Sacramento Dharma Center

Please become a partner and join our Sustaining Circle by pledging to make a monthly donation that reflects your enthusiasm and support for our vision. We are pleased to announce that you can now set up monthly donations on the… Read more »


We may have found our home!
Posted Friday, March 14th, 2014 | Sacramento Dharma Center

The Buddhist Center and sanctuary we hope to create may be located at 3240 B Street, the former home of St. James Armenian Apostolic Church which recently went on the market! We are currently negotiating a purchase agreement with the… Read more »