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 There is no fixed fee for any of these offerings, please make a donation based on what you can afford.

Next 2 day Retreat December 9 – 10  Buddha’s Enlightenment

END OF YEAR REFLECTION RETREAT  Dec. 26 – Jan. 1, join us at any time for as many days as you wish.

Dec. 2:  Intro Workshop 10am – 2:30pm

Dec. 3: Full Morning Service

Dec.  7:  Ventura Meditation Group

 Dec. 10Festival of the Buddha’s Enlightenment

Dec. 14: Central Coast Meditation Group

Dec. 16: Workday

Dec. 17:  Blessings for Peace Ceremony

Dec. 23:  Intro Workshop 10am – 2:30pm

Dec. 24: Meditation Sunday

Dec. 26 – Jan. 1:  End of Year Retreat (this is a relaxed meditation retreat and you may participate for any or all days)

Dec. 31: 5:30pm New Year’s Eve

January 1 Maitreya Festival

January 2 – 27  TEMPLE CLOSED

January 28  Meditation Sunday 

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:

Dec. 7:   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.

Dec. 27  :  Central Coast Meditation Group at the Coalesce Bookstore in Morro Bay, from 7 – 9pm.  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.