390 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, California 94941, United States

(415) 388-1173

Buddhist Temple of Marin


Our guides


Supervising Minister

Rev. Kobata is the Resident Minister of BCSF and since March 2009 our supervising minister, bringing a wealth of dharma experience from his tenure as a temple minister at White River Buddhist Temple (WA), Hawaii Betsuin (Honolulu), Kahului Hongwanji (Maui) and Makawao Hongwanji (Maui). He is appreciated for his interest in and support of all the organizations and affiliates within BCSF, as well as, for his open-hearted engagement with the Interfaith Community. His current community involvements include: Japanese American Religious Federation (JARF Board Member) and Japanese Community Youth Council (JCYC Board Member).


Rev. Elaine Donlin

Elaine is an ordained priest and a BCSF Minister Assistant and leads the monthly Metta Gathering. She has been teaching the Essentials of Buddhism since 2008, serves as Buddhist Community Clergy for several SF Hospitals, and partners with the SF Zen Center to provide Meditation and Buddhism in the SF County Jails. She is a current Board member on the San Francisco Interfaith Council and is also a founding member of the BCSF LGBTQ+ group.


Julie Nakatani

Classes start in September and will be held on the second and fourth Monday of each month from 7:30 pm.  Pre-registration is required and there is a yearly membership fee of $25 and $17 fee per session.  For information leave a message for Julie Nakatani by calling (408) 255-1264 or send an email to djnakatani@yahoo.com.ut your business here.


Leigh Threlkel

Yoga - Instructor Leigh Threlkel provides a safe and friendly environment for students to explore their breath, deepen their yoga experience and nourish their soul while developing strength, flexibility and calmness of mind.  Levels 1-3 Tuesday and Thursday, 9:15-10:30 am. $15 donation per class. For more information go to the instructor's website: http://www.leighthrelkel.com.