Hello from Wat Buddhanusorn!

As you may have heard, our Governor, Gavin Newsom had announced that all people over 65 years old should immediately self-quarantine themselves. It has also been announced that there should be no meetings of any groups. Most lately, the six Bay Area Counties such as Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Santa Clara, San Mateo, and San Francisco have requested that all people shelter-in-place to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

1. You should call the temple before you come. Confirm a time to meet with a monk because the monks may not be available. If you come, please only meet with the Monk one family (living together) at a time. If you arrive at the temple and see that the Monk is meeting with others, please wait somewhere away from the Monk until he is available.

Also, please keep in mind that you can consult with the monks over the phone during the available timeframe as follow:

  • Morning Hours: 9 am – 11 am
  • Afternoon Hours: 1 pm – 7 pm

2. The 2020 Songkran Celebration previously scheduled for April 11th and 12th is canceled and there will be no services being held.

More information and FAQ on shelter-in-place can be found here,

While the order to stay in place, as of March 17th, 2020, only applies to these seven counties, it’s wise that everyone in California should do so even if your county is not listed here.

For updates about COVID-19, please visit the CDC website.

News & Upcoming Events


  • Morning and Evening Virtual Chanting Service (Facebook Live Stream)

    Morning and Evening Virtual Chanting Service (Facebook Live Stream)

    Please join us for the Virtual Chanting service through our Wat Buddhanusorn's Facebook page. Please note that this event will be live-streamed on Wat Buddhanusorn's Facebook page only. There will be NO activities or services for the community at the temple due to the COVID-19 outbreak. | Read More »
  • What You Need to Know about Census 2020

    What You Need to Know about Census 2020

    2020 will be an important year. Census 2020 will determine federal funding for our schools, healthcare, transportation, representation, and housing until the next Census in 2030. Wat Buddhanusorn, in partnership with Alameda County, is working to ensure that our community is fully counted. Nearly 26% of Alameda County residents are considered “hard-to-count” and face barriers to census completion. | Read More »
  • Employee Matching Donation

    Employee Matching Donation

    Did you know that many employers match funds donated by their employees to Wat Buddhanusorn? That means your $500 gift could become a $1,000 gift. Find out how you can best leverage your gift and help support Wat Buddhanusorn charity. | Read More »
  • My Charity at AmazonSmile

    My Charity at AmazonSmile

    Did you know that you can support our charitable organization by starting your shopping at | Read More »



Classes & Workshops


  • Children Buddhism Class

    Children Buddhism Class

    Upcoming Sessions will be announced soon! | This children Buddhism class introduces children to simple Buddha's teachings in English. Free of charge. Open to the public. Everyone is welcome! | Read More »
  • Children Ethics Class

    Children Ethics Class

    Upcoming Session will be announced soon! | Children ethic class at Wat Buddhanusorn is a 45-minute session aims to help transmit and instill the Buddhist and Thai ethic in children. Not open to the public. | Read More »
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