Buddhist Temple of Alameda Founded in 1916

Buddhist Temple of Alameda

2325 Pacific Ave.

Alameda, California 94501



Our Founder–Shinran Shonin


Shinran's innovation in Pure Land Buddhism was to take this teaching to its logical extreme.


He taught that awakening to the saving grace of Amida Buddha is the central matter.


Shinran taught his followers that the Nembutsu should be said as a form of gratitude.


Shinran taught that the advantage of the Path of the Nembutsu can be experienced here and now.


Shinran taught that it was important to be humble and thankful for one's life.


Throughout his life Shinran let it be known that he never taught anything other than what Sakyamuni Buddha taught in the sutras.