For additional information, please refer to Community of Mindful Living, Berke­ley, California.

address: 501 Thor Street, Turlock,

CA 95380 PHONE: (209) 634-2172 e-mail: scunningham@stan-co. kl2.ca. us lineage: Mindfulness practice in the tra­dition of Thich Nhat Hanh. spiritual head: Thich Nhat

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For additional information please refer to Community of Mindful Living, Berkeley, California.

address: 3471 Jacoby Creek Road, Bay - side, CA 95421 PHONE: (707) 443-6558 lineage: Mindfulness practice in the tra­dition of Thich Nhat Hanh. spiritual head: Thich Nhat Hanh contact: Ginger Kossow affiliation: Community of Mindful Living, Berkeley, California meditation

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Bay Zen Center originated in 1985 as a group of students studying with Char­lotte Joko Beck. In 1994 Joko’s Dharma successor, Diane Eshin Rizzetto, became the Center’s teacher and abbot. Practice here is centered in the realization that true liberation rests in the heart of our

worldly

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Berkeley Buddhist Monastery offers daily and weekly lectures and ceremonies, classes, meditation periods, vegetarian meals, and celebrations of Buddhist holi­days. Special ceremonies for taking ref­uge, receiving precepts and liberating life are held regularly. The Institute of World Religions is an independent institution of higher learning dedicated to research and inquiry into the nature of world religions

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Berkeley Buddhist Priory is a church in the Serene Reflection Meditation tradi­tion. It is a branch temple of Shasta Abbey, a Buddhist monastery in Mt. Shasta, California (headquarters of the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives of the Soto Zen Church). Founded in 1973 by the late Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennett,

MOBC, the priory serves the Greater Bay Area as a religious center for the study and practice of Serene Reflection

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For additional information please refer to Community of Mindful Living, Berkeley, California.

address: 768 Contra Costa Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94707 phone: (510) 526-4476 lineage: Mindfulness practice in the tra­dition of Thich Nhat Hanh. spiritual head: Thich Nhat Hanh contact: Edie Hartshorne affiliation: Community of Mindful Living, Berkeley, California

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Berkeley Zen Center is a neighborhood practice center in the Soto Zen tradition. It is led by Abbot Sojun Mel Weitsman, a student of Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi. Prac­tice includes daily zazen, service, sesshin, classes, practice periods, and social events. Emphasis is on lay practice in the midst of demanding lifestyles; however, opportunities to engage in steady resi­dential training are also offered. We are a friendly place and we eat well! address: 1931

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For additional information see listing for City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, Talmage, California.

address: 4140 Long Beach Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90807 PHONE: (310) 595-4966 lineage: We propagate all major Maha - yana schools (Ch’an, Pure Land, Vi - naya, Scholastic, and Esoteric) and work closely with Theravada.

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No description available. address: 1947 Lansdowne Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90032 PHONE: (213) 628-3449 lineage: Shaolin Zen spiritual heads: Dr. Jefferson Chan, Ven. Dr. Havanpola Ratanasara contact: Dr. Jefferson Chan




affiliation: Shaolin Temple/Kewanee

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California Diamond Sangha is a group of friends who practice the ancient and de­lightful tradition of Zen meditation to­gether. We have a special interest in the arts, social action, and psychology. The Sanskrit word sangha originally referred to the assembly of monks and nuns who heard and preserved

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We are the Oakland sitting group of the California Diamond Sangha headquar­tered in Santa Rosa, California. John Tar­rant-Roshi, dharma heir of Robert Aitken-Roshi, is our spiritual head. John and/or one of his senior students is avail­able in Oakland approximately twice monthly for dokusan (private interview) or an occasional dharma talk. We meet one evening a week for group practice. Zazen instruction is available on request. PHONE:

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For additional information please refer to Community of Mindful Living, Berkeley, California.

address: 5995 Chabolyn Terrace, Oakland, CA 94618 PHONE: (510) 654-2456 lineage: Mindfulness practice in the tra­dition of Thich Nhat Hanh. spiritual head: Thich Nhat Hanh contact: Caleb

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Chua Viet Nam is the principal cultural center for thousands of Vietnamese Bud­dhists living in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. The late Dr. Thich Thien An, a Vietnamese Zen Master and scholar of formidable credentials, arrived in the United States in 1966 to teach the dharma

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An ideal environment for spiritual growth and wholesome fellowship, CTTB is set among the groves and meadows of beautiful Ukiah Valley in Mendocino County, California. Everyone shares a common goal: the sincere pursuit of spir­itual truth, wisdom, and compassion. Seminars, conferences, and lectures take place under the auspices of Dharma Realm Buddhist University. The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas adheres to the standards of orthodox Pure Land and Ch’an monasteries

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Nuns’ convent. For additional informa­tion see listing for City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, Talmage, California. address: 1029 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691 PHONE: (916) 374-8268 lineage: We propagate all major Mahayana schools (Ch’an, Pure Land, Vinaya, Scholastic, and Esoteric)

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Since 1983, Thich Nhat Hanh has been leading retreats in North America on the practice of Mindfulness meditation. Community of Mindful Living was formed to help support this practice. We organize and conduct retreats and pub­lish and distribute books, tapes, and a newsletter. We are establishing a rural, residential retreat center and developing programs for war veterans and for those in need in Vietnam and elsewhere.

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Desert Zen Center is a monastery and temple dedicated to teaching Buddhism and meditation to all. Formerly used for retreats by members of Long Beach Zen Monastery and the International Bud­dhist Meditation Center, the property has been occupied since 1982 by the Ven. Thich An Giao, his family, and his senior disciple. Three buildings have been con­structed since then, including a new med­itation hall. We offer

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We are a Zen mushroom that has sprung up in the backyard of our teacher, Myo-
gen Steve Stucky. Dharma Eye Zen Cen­ter endeavors to create a place and occasion for the cultivation of the bud - dhadharma. Our work is guided by the teachings of the Soto Zen School as con­veyed by Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi and is in­formed by the wide spectrum

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Almost all of us came to Dharma Gate Sangha with no previous experience in Buddhist practice. Many have a dual practice in Buddhism and Christianity or Judaism and some are active in Twelve - step programs. We receive referrals from local physicians and psychotherapists. Several have come through the Mindful- ness-based

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No description available. address: c/o Aikido Ai Dojo, 6727 South Milton Avenue, Whittier, CA 90601 phone: (213) 934-0330 lineage: Korean Zen (Zen Master Seung Sahn)

affiliation: Kwan Um School of Zen

At Dharma Zen Center we wake early, bow, chant, meditate, and then go off to work or school. In the evenings, more group practice. Residents share in the cooking and cleaning and take part in monthly retreats. Two of our residents are monks, working and teaching full time at the center. Visitors are welcome to join us for practice, for a meal, to stay overnight,

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Empty Gate Zen Center is a community- based practice group with members throughout the San Francisco Bay and Monterey, California, areas. We conduct a weekly open house with chanting, med­itation instruction, sitting practice, and a short talk and question-and-answer pe­riod by Guiding Teacher Jeff Kitzes, JDPSN. Through the Kwan Um School of Zen and its affiliates

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Our sangha is an eclectic group with peo­ple who study Theravada, Tibetan, and Zen Buddhism. As Thich Nhat Hanh says, “Sometimes fruit salad is nice.” We have formed a subgroup called the Diving

Deeper Sangha for those who wish to spend more time with Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings. For additional infor­mation please refer to Community of Mindful

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Street corner wall sitting Ceaseless traffic sound of cars trucks busses on San Leandro Street Union Pacific across from that BART above that and Amtrak and Southern Pacific a block away parallel to 1-880

jets flying in and out of Oakland International police helicopter circling dogs barking sirens blaring drunken brawlers hot rodders boom boxes car alarms no bird

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The purpose of the Gay Buddhist Group is to introduce non-Buddhists to the teachings of Buddhism, especially Zen; to enable people interested in Buddhism to meet and share this interest with others; and to suggest ways a nonhomophobic spiritual practice can enhance all our lives.

address: PO Box 29750, Los Angeles, CA 90029 PHONE: (213) 461-5042 lineage: Vietnamese Zen spiritual head: Rev. Vajra Karuna contacts: Rev. Vajra or Norman

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Nuns’ convent. For additional informa­tion see listing for City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, Talmage, California. address: 800 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 PHONE: (415) 421-6117 lineage: We propagate all major Maha­yana schools (Ch’an, Pure Land, Vi - naya, Scholastic, and Esoteric) and work closely with Theravada. spiritual head: Ven. Hsuan Hua affiliation: City of Ten Thousand Bud - dhas/Dharma Realm Buddhist Associa­tion

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Nuns’ convent. For additional informa­tion see listing for City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, Talmage, California. address: 11455 Clayton Road, San Jose, CA 95127 PHONE: (408) 923-7243 lineage: We propagate all major Maha­yana schools (Ch’an, Pure Land, Vi - naya, Scholastic, and Esoteric) and work closely with Theravada. spiritual head: Ven. Hsuan Hua affiliation: City of Ten Thousand Bud - dhas/Dharma Realm Buddhist Associa­tion

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Nuns’ convent. Chinese school, laity public service programs, recitation, visits

to homes for the elderly, bedside support for those on the point of death. address: 235 North Avenue 58, Los Angeles, CA 90042 PHONE: (213) 258-6668 fax: Same

lineage: We propagate all major Maha­yana schools (Ch’an, Pure Land, Vi - naya, Scholastic,

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