Next Retreat: Dec. 7 – 8 Enlightenment Retreat.
Sunday Dec. 8 11 am Buddha’s Enlightenment Festival followed by potluck lunch. Please bring family and friends!
Dec. 24 – 31 End of Year Retreat, an open-ended period of quiet reflection and connection. Please join us for any or all of those days.
All weekends have a Zen Retreat schedule.
To make a reservation please fill out the Registration Form
There is no fixed fee for any of these offerings, please make a donation based on what you can afford. While at the temple, please do not use any electronic devices, leave your smart phone in your car. For emergencies ask to use the temple telephone.
1 Morning Service
5 Ventura County Meditation Group
7 Silent Retreat
8 Enlightenment Festival, please bring family and friends for ceremony and potluck.
14 Intro Retreat
15 Precepts Reading
18 7 – 9pm Central Coast Meditation Group
22 Merit Ceremony
24 – Jan. 1 End of Year Retreat
29 Meditation Sunday
31 5:30pm New Years Eve
Jan. 1 11am Maitreya Festival
Temple is closed Jan. 2 – 31
Sunday Ceremonies start with a meditation period at 10:15 am, ceremony at 11, followed by Dharma Talk and a shared vegetarian lunch.
Meditation Sunday offers 30 minutes Sitting Meditation periods followed by Walking Meditation. Meditation starts at 10:15 am, 11 am and 11:45 am. You may join at any time at the beginning of a period. We will keep Noble Silence for the entire morning, please respect that when you arrive. A short Dharma Talk may be given during any of the periods. A shared vegetarian lunch at 1 pm.
2 Day Retreats start at 10 am on Saturday, 3 Day Retreats start at 10 am on Friday. A brief meditation instruction is offered for newcomers to our practice. During the weekend we observe Noble Silence except for during the Dharma Tea’s. There are periods of sitting and walking meditation, Chanting services, silent meals, Dharma Talks and private spiritual guidance.
Work days: from 9 – 1pm we work on temple cleaning and ground maintenance, followed by lunch and Dharma Talk.
Group Meetings in Ventura and Morro Bay:
Sept. 5: Meeting of the Ventura County Meditation Group, with Rev. Seikai and Rev. Phoebe. At the Ventura Adult Ed Center, 550 N Ventura Ave. The meeting starts at 5:30pm for newcomers with a brief introduction, and will end at 8pm.
Sept. 25 : Central Coast Meditation Group at the Coalesce Bookstore in Morro Bay, from 6:30 – 8:30pm. Please call 805 441 5478 or 805 772 1816 for info. When a monk will be there it will be announced.
There is no fixed fee for any of these offerings, please make a donation based on what you can afford.