Because of the Corona Virus concerns we will not have any group activities at the temple or in Ventura until further notice. Monks continue to do our practice and dedicate blessings to all concerned. A private retreat is still possible if you are not sick.
To make a reservation please fill out the Registration Form
April 16 – 19 5pm Silent Spring Retreat
19 11am Festival of Manjusri
22 7 – 9pm Central Coast Meditation Group
25 10am Intro Retreat
26 Meditation Sunday
2 – 3 10am 2 day Silent Retreat
3 11am Morning Service
11am Morning Service
7 6 – 8pm Ventura County Meditation Group
10 11am Compassion Ceremony
16 10am Intro Retreat
17 Meditation Sunday
22 10am 3 Day Wesak Retreat
24 10am Wesak, Buddha’s Birth
27 7 – 9pm Central Coast Meditation GroupApril
There is not a 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.
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:
April 2: 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.
March 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.