A Beautiful Letter

We received a beautiful email and would like to share it below: 

To all of the people who have worked to build and sustain the Dharma Bum Temple Sangha, 

Hello, my name is _______. I’m not sure if…

A Moment to Practice: Plans to Reopen

Hello All, 

The Temple received an email two weeks ago from the Mayor's office with regards to their exploration of reopening "Places of Worship". They were reaching out to many religious facilities in San Diego and putting together a…

Second Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event

Saturday night December 7th we hosted our second annual Volunteer Appreciation Event at the Dharma Bum Temple. It was a time to honor each person in this photo and about 20 others who could not be with us, as together…

Thanksgiving Day Food Redistribution

It has become a tradition at the Dharma Bum Temple to feed the homeless on Thanksgiving morning. We do this every Thursday at 5PM but on Thanksgiving it is a special event and we are grateful for everyone who shows…

A Jewish Buddhist Memorial Blessing - August 11, 2019

This past weekend I was invited to Temple Emanu-El by Rabbi Devorah Marcus to speak at a memorial service. The man who died was 55 years-old and a practicing Buddhist. His family are members of the Jewish Temple. I want…

Ajaan Geoff at the DBT - A Special Offering

The Dharma Bum Temple was pleased to welcome back and host Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu (also known as Ajaan Geoff) on June 13, 2019. Ajaan Geoff is a world renown Buddhist scholar and teacher (see more complete biography at bottom of post)…

Statue Blessing Ceremony - Venerable Bhante Piyananda

Join us on Saturday May 4th at 11am for a special ceremony blessing the new statues at the Dharma Bum Temple. Six weeks ago we welcomed our new Bodhisattva statues of Guan Yin, Manjusri and Samantabhadra. This is very auspicious…

A Birthday Fundraiser for the Dharma Bum Temple

Dear Friends, 

Every Spring for my birthday I raise money for the Dharma Bum Temple. It has been an amazing start to 2019 here at the Dharma Bum Temple! Each week we see 500-700 people who come thru these…

New Afternoon Meditation & Discussion

Sending a very special thank you to our Afternoon Meditation Planning Team of Natalie Oganesyan, Tayler Jackson Buffington, Wendy Salazar and David Craven for implementing a NEW PROGRAM at the Temple. We are now hosting weekly meditation and Dharma Talks…