Welcome to our website

 The Temple is closed for visitors from July 19 – August 20. Please email the temple after that to schedule a visit.

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 monks, Rev. Phoebe and Rev. Seikai,  offer meditation instruction, spiritual guidance as well as ceremonies and Dharma talks.  For now we are open Wednesday – Sunday, by appointment.

On Sundays we offer meditation, short chanting and Dharma Talk from 11am – 1pm.

We will ask you to wear your mask if you are not vaccinated and want to join us in the meditation hall and be fully vaccinated if you come for an overnight stay.

For retreats, please see Upcoming Events page.

email:  pmbt@pinemtnbuddhisttemple.org

Please continue to take good care of yourselves,  thank you for keeping the temple in mind. If you are able to help with general maintenance, cleaning or shopping, please let us know.

We are doing a memorial ceremony every Wednesday, in honor of all those who have died the week before.  We offer this to anyone who is not able to have a “proper” funeral or is mourning in isolation.  If you have any names in particular you would like to add, please let us know.


In the traditional Buddhist practice of Dana we set no fixed fee for any of our offerings, and ask that you please support us by making a donation based on what you can afford.

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