The new Dharma Bum Temple is now officially open as of Saturday April 15, 2017. Your support is deeply appreciated! You may find our current schedule of classes and events at www.thedharmabums.org - All classes are free and all are welcome!
In 108 days we raised $498,777 from 1,123 donors to secure the down payment. This was an amazing effort and we thank you!
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The great Zen Master Dogen said if you are going to build a temple, build it to last for a thousand years!
This has always been our intention and now we have the chance to purchase a 6,300 sq ft church in a central San Diego location that will allow us to secure a long lasting future for The Dharma Bum Temple.
This new location will allow us to host up to 300 people at one time and include 3 meditation zendos for small and large groups. Anyone who’s been to the current temple knows that room is in short supply. We will be able to host multiple classes simultaneously and provide a safe and comfortable environment to expand the Dharma Bum Kids Program, the Dharma Bum Life Program, Meditation classes and more.
Six years ago The Dharma Bums created a second sangha in the back storeroom of Buddha for You. We feel it’s time to consolidate resources by combining the two communities and classes under one roof, made easier as this new location is relatively equidistant to the current temple and Buddha For You. As we feel it be important for future growth to own the property as opposed to pay rent, as we do currently.
The Dharma Bum Temple offers Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation Classes, Dharma Talks, Homeless Outreach, Prison Outreach, Kids & Teens Programs, Dharma Bum Life Program, Visiting Monks, Nuns & Buddhist Scholars, Silent Retreats, Residential Retreats, Morning Meditation, Meditation Classes in Spanish, Recovery Programs for Overcoming Addictions, Co-Ed Buddhist Fraternity, College Meditation Groups, 1 on 1 Practice Support with Ordained Teacher and More.
ALL FOR FREE!
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When donating, remember the Dharma Bum Temple is a 501(c)3 NPO and all donations are tax-deductible.