I keep encountering these as I walk the city's precincts: statues of the Buddha hidden in gardens or overlooking entrances. Some examples:
Apparently I shouldn't be surprised. This map shows the prevalence of non-Christian groups across the country. I didn't know that in the west, Buddhists are the largest group. (Source: Washington Post)
Previous collections in this series: part 1 and part 2.
These photos are by-products from my photoblog project: 596 Precincts -- Walking San Francisco. If intrigued, take a look and sign up for sporadic email updates.