Marysville Buddhist Church

Established in 1908. Our church is the only Buddhist church in the Yuba-Sutter area.

Pure Land Teachings

The Marysville Buddhist Church is a temple within the Jodoshinshu-Hongwanji-ha (‘True Pure Land School, Denomination of the Temple of the Primal Vow ‘), popularly known as Nishi Hongwanji, headquartered in Kyoto, Japan.

Shin Buddhist World

The his­tor­i­cal Bud­dha, Shakya­muni (565-486BC) taught that we live lives characterized by difficulties. These difficulties result from our inability to see things as they are. Our preferences and prejudices influence how we see and engage the world resulting in difficulties for ourselves and others.

Special Events

We host services monthly along with several special events throughout the year that support our church. The ever-popular Obon Odori is held during the summer.

All Are Welcome to Attend Sunday Services


All service attendees shall enter and exit through the main front doors of the Hondo located at B Street.
Wearing a mask is not required, but highly recommended. All service attendees will sign-in during entry to the MBC.
Practice appropriate social distancing is recommended.

Our Minister

Rev. Tim Castle has been assigned to our church.
Since 2012, we have enjoyed Rev. Tim’s addition to our Sangha and Sunday Services. Everyone is welcome to attend Sunday services!