The Temple is closed for visitors till August 27th. Reservations for the rest of the year will be taken from August 21st. 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. All weekends have a Zen retreat schedule.
Sept. 1 Morning Service
Sept. 5 Ventura County Meditation Group
Sept.7 – 9 Intro Weekend
Sept. 9 Memorial for Zen Master Dogen
Sept. 15 Precepts Reading Ceremony
Sept. 19 – 22 Zen Retreat Fully Booked
Sept. 22 Festival for Compassion
Sept. 25 Central Coast Meditation Group
Sept. 29 Meditation Sunday.
See Calendar 2019
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:
July 11: 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.
June 26, July 24 : 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.