Because of the Corona Virus concerns we are closing our gates till further notice.
This morning we did a memorial ceremony, reciting the scripture of Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of Compassion, and the Adoration of the Buddha’s relics, in honor of all those who have died these past months of the corona virus and other causes. We offer this to all relatives and friends who are not able to have “proper” funerals and are mourning in isolation. We plan to do this once a week for as long as it is needed. If you have any names in particular you would like to add, please let us know and we will make a list to put on our altar as well.
Please continue to take good care of yourselves, thank you for keeping the temple in mind.
We continue to do our practice and invite you to join us in spirit for the 7 am and 7:30 pm meditation periods. Sitting together in this way and fostering stillness in this time of upheaval and worry can be very comforting and benefits all beings, beginning with yourself and flowing out in all directions. Please be well.
Our temple is a quiet space located in the mountains north of Ojai, dedicated to the practice of Serene Reflection Meditation (Soto Zen). Two resident teachers, Reverend Phoebe and Reverend Seikai, offer meditation instruction, Zen practice retreats and residential training, as well as weekly ceremonies and Dharma talks. To keep the focus of our meditation practice we ask that you switch off your digital devices while at the temple.
Private retreats can be arranged at any time.
Meditation Groups in Ventura and Morro Bay meet once a month.
Funerals, memorials, weddings and house blessings, or a private talk with one of the monks can be arranged upon request.
To use our facilities for a Group Retreat in another Buddhist tradition please contact the temple.
In the traditional Buddhist practice of Dana we set no fixed fee for any of these offerings, and ask that you please make a donation based on what you can afford.