The public is warmly invited to attend any and all ABMT events. You are encouraged to email Courtney (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details, as the event roster provides only limited information in order to reduce page clutter.
Chanting and a short meditation (4-4:45 pm), unless the monks have other obligations
Sunday, October 20
Auk Pansa ceremony (10 am to 1 pm) at The Lunch Box in Ventura
Thursday, October 24
Conscious walking hike, sitting meditation & volunteer work (8 am to 12 pm) at ABMT
Saturday, October 26
Full-day meditation retreat & sound healing (8 am to 4 pm) at ABMT
Saturday, November 9
Half-day meditation retreat (8 am to 12 pm) at ABMT
Sunday, November 10
Kathina & Loy Kratong ceremony (9 am to 2 pm) at Goleta Valley Community Center
Saturday, November 16
Mindfulness retreat & cultural workshop (8 am to 4 pm) at ABMT
Monday, November 18
‘Asubha Meditation: A Lite Talk on Death and Decay‘ (5:30-6:30 pm; Courtney only—no monks) at Purnamaya Ayurveda & Sound Healing Center (Ventura)
Sunday, December 22 (not yet confirmed)
End of year and Ajahn Khamjan birthday celebration (10 am to 1 pm) at location TBD
Please email Courtney (email@example.com) for additional information regarding any of these events. Although not necessary, RSVPs can also be very helpful in planning and organizing events. If you intend to join us for any of these events, please consider RSVPing via email.
There are no fees to participate in any events at ABMT. Heartfelt donations for the temple would be gratefully accepted.
**Parking at ABMT
In the last year, our temple community has grown considerably, bringing with it many great opportunities and interesting challenges. One of these challenges is parking. Our little temple, which for so many years has served a small but dedicated community, is now outgrowing its limited space. We must be open-minded and creative as we move forward, embracing our growth while remaining receptive to the uncertainty the future brings.
ABMT remains, of course, open to families, individuals, and small groups of visitors wishing to spend time here. For larger events, we are exploring options that just may, if we keep an open-heart and a positive attitude, present much good fortune. You are encouraged to visit the temple as you always have--but please endeavor to park only on the property of Cal-Orchid. The volume of cars from temple visitors is now too often impacting our neighbors, so we should be considerate, good neighbors and try our best to refrain from street parking in the neighborhood around the temple.
If you have any questions about temple parking, please call Ajahn Khamjan (805-724-7109).