Buddhist Centers in Southern California
___Updated January 2006___

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American Buddhist Meditation Temple

2580 Interlake Road, Bradley, CA 93426

Tel: (805) 472-9210, Fax: 472-9210

Tradition: Theravada, Thai, Maha Nikaya

Affiliation: Thai Bhikkhus Council of USA

American Young Buddhist Association

3456 Glenmark Drive, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745

Tradition: Mahayana, Humanistic Buddhism

Contact: Vice-secretary General: Ven. Hui-Chuang

Amida Society

5918 Cloverly Avenue, Temple City, CA 91780

Tel: (626) 286-5700, Fax: (626) 286-7988

Email: amtb-la@cbl-ltd.com

Spiritual Director: Ven. Master Chin Kung

Tradition: Mahayana, Pure Land Buddhism

An Lac Mission-Ventura Buddhist Study Center

901 S. Saticoy Avenue, Ventura, CA 93004

Contact: Ven. Thich Thong Hai or Ven. Bhante Sutadhara

Tel: (805) 659-9751, (805)816-8799

Email: missionanlac@yahoo.com

Tradition: Vietnamese (Non-denominational Buddhist)

Spiritual Director: Ven.Thich Thong Hai

Teachers: Ven.Thich Thong Hai, Ven.(Dr.) Phap An, Ven.Bhante Sutadhara

Asian Classics Institute, Los Angeles (ACI-LA)

Contact: Brian Smith

Email: briansmith@aci-la.org

Web site: www.aci-la.org

Tradition: Tibetan, Gelugpa

Affiliation: Asian Classics Institute

Spiritual Director: Geshe Michael Roach

Teachers: Brian K. Smith, Summer Moore

Back Porch Zendo

3533 Hillcrest Avenue, Sebastopol CA 95472

Contact: Elizabeth Sawyer

Tel: (707) 874-1133, Fax: (707) 874-2437

Email: ESAWYER@ev1.net

Web site: www.Cuke.com/backporchzendo-recent.html

Tradition: Soto Zen lineage of Suzuki-roshi

Affiliation: San Francisco Zen Center

Spiritual Directors: Ken and Elizabeth Sawyer

Bao Phap Monastery

9447 Old San Gabriel Canyon Road, Azusa, CA 91702

Tel: (626) 812-0152 or (626) 288-5359

Fax: (626) 572-8741

Email: thichvienly@yahoo.com

Tradition: Mahayana

Spiritual Director: Ven. Thich Vien Ly

Teachers: Ven. Thich An Hue, Dr. Claude Ware, Ph.D,

Rev. Wajirapala and Rev. Magiya

Blessings, Prosperity & Longevity Monastery

4140 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90807

Tel/Fax: (562) 595-4966

Web site: www.drba.org

Founder: Ven. Master Hsuan Hua

Tradition: Mahayana, Ch'an (Zen)

BodhiPath Buddhist Center, San Luis Obispo

1945 Solano Street, Los Osos CA 93402

Contact: Andrew Schaffner

Tel: (805) 528-138

Email: slo@bodhipath-west.org

Web site: www.bodhipath-west.org

Tradition: Tibetan, Kagyu

Spiritual Director: Shamar Rinpoche

Teachers: Lama Khedrub, Lama Tsonyi, Bart Mendel

Bo Kwang Buddhist Temples International

1768 North Glenview Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92807

Tel: (714) 801-6421, Fax: (714) 970-1719

Email: jongmae@usc.edu

Web site: www.mook-rim.org

Tradition: Mahayana Zen (Chogye order)

Affiliation: Hwaom Sah Monastery in Korea & Mook Rim Society International

Spiritual Director: Ven. Jongmae Kenneth Park Ph.D (Abbot)

Teachers: Ven. Hae Moon Ensley Jr and Ven. Hae Won Strohal

Contact: Ven. Jongmae Kenneth Park or Ven.Hae Moon Ensley

Tel: (714) 970-5332 (323) 778-4028

Buddhist Center Los Angeles

Contact: Karin Grillitz

432 S. Curson Avenue, Apt. 2B, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Tel: (323) 9311903, Fax: 9310909

Email: LosAngeles@diamondway-center.org

Web site: www.diamondway.org/la

Spiritual Director: Lama Ole Nydahl

Tradition: Tibetan, Karma Kagyu

Affiliation: Diamond Way Buddhism

Buddhist Center San Diego

2823 Curie Place, San Diego, CA 92122

Contact: Witek Myslinski

Tel: (858) 558 0705, Fax: (858) 6387769

Email: SanDiego@diamondway-center.org

Web site: www.diamondway.org/sandiego

Tradition: Tibetan, Karma Kagyu

Affiliation: Diamond Way Buddhism

Spiritual Director: Lama Ole Nydahl

Buddhist Center San Luis Obispo

Contact: Jeff Foster and Betsy Schwartz

282 Ramona Drive, Pismo Beach, CA 93405

Tel: (805) 544 4036, Fax: (805) 173 3902

Email: SanLuisObispo@diamondway-center.org

Spiritual Director: Lama Ole Nydahl

Tradition: Tibetan, Karma Kagyu

Affiliation: Diamond Way Buddhism

Buddhist Church of Fowler

P.O. Box 335, Fowler, CA 93625

Tel/Fax: (209) 834 2077

Email: buddhistchurch.fowler@worldnet.att.net

Minister: Rev. Sensho Inouye

Affiliation: Buddhist Churches of America (BCA)

Tradition: Jodo Shinshu Buddhism

Buddhist Church of Parlier

360 Newmark Avenue, Parlier, CA 936481

Tel: (209) 646 2864

Minister: Rev. Sensho Inouye

Affiliation: Buddhist Churches of America (BCA)

Tradition: Jodo Shinshu Buddhism

Buddhist Church of Santa Barbara

1015 E Montecito Street, Santa Barbara CA 93103

Tel: (805) 962 3633

Affiliation: Buddhist Churches of America (BCA)

Tradition: Jodo Shinshu Buddhism

Buddhist Group West Los Angeles

Contact: Yuri Aistovto

1854 Pandora Avenue, West Los Angeles, CA 90025

Tel: (310) 475 4556

Email: webmaster@diamondway-center.org

Web site: www.diamondway.org/la

Spiritual Director: Lama Ole Nydahl

Tradition: Tibetan, Karma Kagyu

Affiliation: Diamond Way Buddhism

Buddhist Meditation Center

10819 Penrose Street, Sun Valley, CA 91352

Tel: (818) 768 4031

Email: sunim@sprintmail.com

Tradition: Non-sectarian

Spiritual Director: Rev. Hye Wol Sunim

(Rev. Hye Wol Sunim is ordained in both Theravadan & Zen traditions)

Buddhist Temple of San Diego

2929 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92102

Tel: (619) 239 0896, Fax: (619) 239 1322

Email: btsd@att.net

Web site: www.btsd.net

Minister: Rev. Tesshi Aoyama

Affiliation: Buddhist Churches of America (BCA)

Tradition: Jodo Shinshu Buddhism

Contact: Mr. Ralph Honda (President)

Chagdud Gompa - P'huntsog Ling

1108 De La Vina, Suite B, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Tel: (805) 966-6963

Web site: www.chagdud.org

Founder: H. E. Chagdud Tulku

Tradition: Tibetan, Nyingmapa

Contact: Sylvia Salazar

Chagdud Gompa - T'hondup Ling

3353 Rowena Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90027

Tel: (323) 953-0755

Web site: www.chagdud.org

Email: thondup_ling@juno.com

Founder: H. E. Chagdud Tulku

Tradition: Tibetan, Nyingmapa

Teacher: Lama Chödak Gyatso

Chua Thien An - Desert Zen Center

10989 Buena Vista Road, Lucerne Valley CA 92356-7303

Tel: (760) 248-7082, Fax: (760) 248-7404

Contact: Jackie Randa (Secretary) (760) 447-5970

Email: roshidzc@hotmail.com

Web site: www.desertzencenter.org

Tradition: Lum Te School of Vietnamese Zen

with Japanese Soto Zen Influence

Teacher: Thich An Giao Roshi

Clear Light Sangha

P.O. Box 91415 Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Tel: (805) 962-2253

Email: t.tarleton@home.com

Tradition: Tibetan Buddhist

Spiritual Director: B. Alan Wallace

Contact: Ms Carol Levy

Dai Dang Monestary

6323 Camino Del Rey, Bonsall, CA 92004

Contact: Thich Thong Giai

Tel: (760) 945-5588, Fax: (760) 945-5586

Tradition: Mayahana

Affiliation: Vietnamese Buddhist Meditation Congregation

Spiritual Director: Ven. Thich Thanh Tu

Teachers: Thich Hue Giac and Thich Tue Tinh

DaNeng Buddhist Center

2720 River Avenue, Rosemead, CA 91770

Tel: (626) 279-5229, Fax: (626) 279-5480

Email: info@zengong.org

Web site: www.zengong.org

Tradition: Mahayana, Zengong

Spiritual Director: Grand Master Shan Fo and Shan Yin

Deer Park Monastery - Clarity Hamlet (for nuns)

2499 Melru Lane, Escondido CA 92026 USA.

Tel: (760) 291-1028, Fax: (760) 291-1172

Email: clarity@plumvillage.org

Web site: www.deerparkmonastery.org

Tradition: Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hahn

and the Order of Interbeing

Affiliation: Community of Mindful Living

Deer Park Monastery - Soldity Hamlet (for monks)

2499 Melru Lane, Escondido CA 92026 USA.

Tel: (760) 291-1003, Fax: (760) 291-1010

Email: deerpark@plumvillage.org

Web site: www.deerparkmonastery.org

Tradition: Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hahn

and the Order of Interbeing

Affiliation: Community of Mindful Living

Delano Buddhist Church

Delano, California

Tel: (805) 725 8135

Affiliation: Buddhist Churches of America (BCA)

Tradition: Jodo Shinshu Buddhism

Detroit St Zen Center

650 S. Cochran #3 LA CA 90036

Contact: Yuko Conniff

Tel: (323) 954-8945

Email: info@detroitstzencenter.com

Web site: www.detroitstzencenter.com

Tradition: Soto Zen

Teacher: Yuko Conniff

Dewanchen Study Group

Contact: Valerie Vilhuber

1435 Tanglewood Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Email: fpmt_slo@hotmail.com

Tradition: Tibetan, Gelugpa (FPMT)

Spiritual Director: Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Dhammakaya International Meditation Center

801 East Foothill Blvd., Azusa CA 91702

Tel: (626) 334-2160, Fax: (626) 334-0702

Tradition: Theravada, Thai

Affiliation: Wat Phra Dhammakaya, Bangkok, Thailand

Affiliation: Thai Bhikkhus Council of USA

Dharma Kai Zen Center

c/o Aikido Ai Dojo

6725 Comstock Avenue, Whittier, CA 90601

Tel: (562) 696-1838

Email: FMcgouirk@aol.com

Spiritual Director: Zen Master Seung Sahn

Tradition: Kwan Um School of Zen (Korean)

Teacher: Zen Master Ji Bong

Dharma Seal Temple (Buddhist Ortho-Creed Association)

3027 North Del Mar Avenue, Rosemead, CA 91770

Tel: (626) 280-2442, Fax: (626) 280-3169

Email: admin@dharmaseal.org

Web site: www.dharmaseal.org

Tradition: Chinese Pureland Buddhism

Spiritual Director: Venerable Master Yin Hai

Teachers: Venerable Hong Zheng (abbot), Venerable Xian Rui,

Venerable Chao Hui, Venerable Zhen Li, Venerable Wu Da

Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara

1847 Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90019

Tel: (323) 737-5084, Fax: (323) 737-7915

Email: dharma@vel.net

Web site: www.dharmavijaya.org

Spritual Director and Chief Sangha Nayake of America: Bhante Dr. Walpola Piyanada

Tradition: Theravada (Sri Lankan)

Affiliation: Sri Lankan Viharas in USA and Buddhist Sangha Council in S. California

Teachers: Bhante Piyananda, Bhante Pallawela Rahula, Bhante M.Pannaloka,

Bhante B.Kalyanawansa and Bhante Walpola Mahinda

Dharma Zen Center

1025 South Cloverdale Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90019

Tel: (323) 934-0330, Fax: (323) 930-1961

Email: info@dharmazen.com

Web site: www.dharmazen.com

Spiritual Director: Zen Master Seung Sahn

Tradition: Kwan Um School of Zen (Korean)

Teacher: Zen Master Ji Bong and Paul Park JDPSN

Dieu Phap Temple

424 S. Ramona Avenue, Monterey Park, CA 91754

Tel: (626) 288-5359, Fax: (626) 572-8741

Email: thichvienly@yahoo.com

Tradition: Mahayana

Affiliation: Vietnamese American Unified Buddhist Congress (USA)

Abbot: Venerable Thich Vien Ly

Teachers: Venerable Thich An Hue, Dr. Claude Ware, Ph.D

Reverend Wajirapala - Sir Lankan Monk, Reverend Magiya - Burmese Monk

Dinuba Buddhist Church

655 S Alta Avenue, Dinuba, CA 93618

Tel: (209) 591 3581

Affiliation: Buddhist Churches of America (BCA)

Tradition: Jodo Shinshu Buddhism

Don't Worry Zendo

444 N. Flores Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Tel: (323) 655-8659, Fax: (323) 655-8671

Email: ma@dontworryzendo.com

Web site: www.dontworryzendo.com

Tradition: Mixed - Non-sectarian

Teacher: Michael Attie

Drikung Kagyu Center

31000 Hasley Canyon, Castaic, CA 91384

Contact: John Lewis

Email: ecarmel@westworld.com Shelly Carmel

Email: Jamyang@aol.com Tod Fenner

Tel: (805) 257-2943

Tradition: Tibetan, Kagyu Drikung

Dzogchen Shri Singha of San Diego

1118 Hermes Ave, Encinitas, CA 92024

Tel: (760) 815-6025

Email: dzogchen-sandiego@cox.net

Web site: www.dzogchenlineage.org

Contact: Mrs. Penny Houle

Tradition: Tibetan, Vajrayana, Dzogchen

Affiliation: Dzogchen Shri Singha Intertnational Organization

Spiritual Director and Teacher: H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche

Gardena Buddhist Church

1517 W 166th Street, Gardena, CA 90247

Tel: (310) 327 9400, Fax: (310) 327 4660

Email: gardenaBC@aol.com

Web site: www.gardenabuddhistchurch.org

Affiliation: Buddhist Churches of America (BCA)

Tradition: Jodo Shinshu Buddhism

Minister: Rev. Myogyo Miura

Gardena Honpoji Betsuin

15725 Raymond Avenue, Gardena, CA 90247

Tel: (213) 321-9405, Fax: (310) 329-3710

Tradition: Nichiren Shu

Gay Buddhist Group

P.O. Box 29750, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Tradition: Mahayana, Zen

Guadelupe Buddhist Church

1072 Olivera Street, Guadalupe, CA 93434|

Tel: (805) 343 1053

Email: guadbc@juno.com

Minister: Rev. Jim Yanagihara

Affiliation: Buddhist Churches of America (BCA)

Tradition: Jodo Shinshu

Global Buddhist Association (Cao Tang Temple)

127 North Huntington Avenue, Monterey Park, CA 91754

Contact: Mr. Michael Tran

Tel: (626) 307-3898, Fax: (626) 307-3833

Tradition: Cao-Dong Ch'an (Chinese Zen) and Nyingmapa Tibetan Buddhism

Spiritual Director: Lama Van Phong

Gold Wheel Monastery

235 North 58, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Tel/Fax: (323) 258-6668

Email: drbagwm@pacbell.net

Web site: www.drba.org

Founder: Ven. Master Hsuan Hua

Tradition: Mahayana, Ch'an (Zen)

Affiliation: Dharma Realm Buddhist Association

Hanford Buddhist Church

238 N Green Street, Hanford, CA 93232

Tel: (209) 584 8077

Minister: Rev. Sensho Inouye

Affiliation: Buddhist Churches of America (BCA)

Tradition: Jodo Shinshu Buddhism

HanMaUm SeonWon of LA

210 N. Catalina Street, Los Angeles, CA

Tel: (213) 382-1711, Fax: (213) 386-8852

Email: hanmaum@buddhapia.com

Web site: www.buddhapia.com

Tradition: Korean Zen/Seon

Affiliation: HanMaUm SeonWon (Zen Center) Chogye Order of Korea

Director: Seon Master, Dae Haeng Keun Sunim

Contact: Ven. Hye Joong Senim

Hazy Moon Zen Center of Los Angeles

1651 South Gramercy Place, Los Angeles, California 90019

Tel: (323) 735-7564

Email: info@hazymoon.com

Web site: www.hazymoon.com

Tradition: Soto and Rinzai Zen

Affiliation: Taizan Maezumi Lineage

Spiritual Director: William Nyogen Yeo

Hidden Valley Zen Center

San Marcos, CA, 92069

Contact: Genko

Tel: (760) 591-9893

Email: info@hvzc.org

Web site: www.hvzc.org

Tradition: Rinzai Zen

Affiliation: Rochester Zen Center & One Drop Zendo

Spiritual Director and Teacher: Mitra Bishop-sensei

His Fang Temple

San Diego Buddhist Association

4536 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92116

Tel: (619) 298-2800, (619) 299-5360

Fax: (619) 298-4205

Emails: sdbatemple@hotmail.com ;

sdbatemple@yahoo.com ; sdba1989@fgs.org.tw

Web site: www.hsifang.org

Tradition: Mahayana, Humanistic Buddhism

Affiliation: Fo Guang Shan

Spiritual Director: Ven. Master Hsing Yun

Hsi Lai Temple (I.B.P.S.)

3456 S. Glenmark Drive, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745

Tel: (626) 961-9697, Fax: (626) 369-1944

Email: info@hsilai.org

Web sites: www.hsilai.org , www.ibps.org

Tradition: Mahayana, Humanistic Buddhism

Affiliation: Fo Guang Shan

Spiritual Director: Ven. Master Hsing Yun

University of the West

(formerly called Hsi Lai University)

1409 N. Walnut Grove Avenue, Rosemead, CA 91770

Tel: (626) 571-8811, Fax: (626) 571-1413

Tradition: Mahayana, Humanistic Buddhism

Affiliation: Fo Guang Shan

Spiritual Director: Ven. Master Hsing Yun

Huntington Beach Zen Center

5561 Tangiers Drive, Huntington Beach, CA 92647-2041

Tel: (714) 373-0803

Tradition: Korean Zen/Soen

Spiritual Director: Zen Master Seung Sahn

Affiliation: Kwan Um School of Zen

Insight Meditation Society of Orange County

639 Pearl Street, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Tel: (949) 494-4734, Fax: (949) 494-2824

Email: gmsmith@here-and-now.org

Web site: here-and-now.org/IMSOC

Tradition: Mixed, including Thai ForestTradition & Order of Interbeing (Thich Nhat Hanh)

Visiting Teacher: Thanissaro Bhikkhu, Abbot of Metta Forest Monastery

Director: Greg Smith

International Buddhist Cultural Heritage Foundation

311 E. Mission Road, San Gabriel, CA 91776

Tel: (626) 288-5359 or 626-614-0566

Fax: (626) 572-8741

Email: thichvienly@yahoo.com

Tradition: Mahayana

Affiliation: Vietnamese American Unified Buddhist Congress (USA)

Spiritual Director: Ven.Thich Vien Ly

Insight LA
Contact: Amy Smith
Tel: (310) 774-3325, Fax: (310) 774-3325
Email: programs@insightla.org
Web site: www.insightla.org
Tradition: Theravada Buddhism (Vipassana, or Insight Meditation)
Affiliation: Spirit Rock Center, Woodacre, CA
Spiritual Director: Trudy Goodman

International Buddhist Meditation Center (IBMC)

928 South New Hampshire Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90006

Tel: (213) 384-0850

Email: Karunadh@comcast.net

Web site: www.ibmc.info

Tradition: Vietnamese / American Zen

Spiritual Director: Rev. Karuna Dharma

Founder: IBMC was founded in 1970 by Ven. Thich Thien-An

Jamgoen Choelling Study Group

P.O. Box 24667 Los Angeles, CA 90024-0667

Tel/Fax: 310 824 1870

Email: tobyrhodes@netscape.net

Tradition: Tibetan, Gelugpa (FPMT)

Spiritual Director: Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Director: Toby Rhodes

Jikoji Temple and Retreat Center

12100 Skyline Blvd, Los Gatos CA 95033

Tel: (408) 741-9562 (9 am to 2 pm Monday through Friday)

Email: jikoji@aol.com

Web site: www.jikoji.org

Tradition: Soto Zen

Jigme Lingpa Center

4321 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City Los Angeles CA 90230

Tel: (310) 391-0089

Email: kmpsf@aol.com

Web site: www.wisdompath.org

Tradition: Tibetan, Nyingma, Dzogchen

Spiritual Director: Lama Lhanang Rinpoche

Kanzeonji Non-Sectarian Buddhist Temple

951 Terrace 49 Los Angeles, CA

Tel: (323) 225-5345

Tradition: Soto Zen

Contact: Rev. Ryugen Watanabe, Osho

The Karuna Group

1840 41st Ave., 102-267 Capitola CA 95010

Tel: (831) 457 7750

Email: karuna@thekarunagroup.com

Web site: www.thekarunagroup.com

Tradition: Tibetan, Gelugpa (FPMT)

Spritual Director: Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche

Director Karuna Cayton

Karma Mahasiddha Ling

53191 Mountain View Drive, Pine Cove CA 92549

Contact: Lee Miracle

Tel: (951) 659-3401

Email: rinpoche.com@verizon.net

Web site: www.rinpoche.com

Tradition: Tibetan, Karma Kagyu

Spiritual Director: Most Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

Khandakapala Buddhist Center

c/o 2461 Santa Monica Blvd C329, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Tel: (310) 820-3751, Fax: (310) 820-3751

Email: kbc@primenet.com

Tradition: Tibetan, New Kadampa

Affiliation: Manjushri Mahayana Buddhist Centre, Ulverston, UK

Koyasan Buddhist Temple

342 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tel: (213) 624-1267

Affiliation: Shingon Buddhist International Institute

Kuan Yin Buddhist Temple

242 E. Avenue 39th, Los Angeles, CA 90031

Tel: (213) 223-2614

Tradition: Mahayana, Pure Land

Abbot: Ven. Sik Yuet Chin

Languages: Cantonese, Mandarin

Kwan Um Sah Temple

4325 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90020

Tel: (213) 380-3302, Fax: (213) 380-3304

Tradition: Korean Zen/Soen

Affiliation: Chogye Order, Korea

Spiritual Director: Most Venerable Dr. Doahn Kim

Teacher: Rev. Ahn Soo Kim

L.A. Dharma

1402 Greenfield Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 9002

Tel: (310) 479-8774, Fax: 473-0899

Email: michael@ladharma.org

Web site: www.ladharma.org

Tradition: Theravada / Vipassana

Affiliation: Non-sectarian

Visiting Teachers: Joseph Goldstein, James Baraz, Ralph Steele,

Shinzen Young, Mayumi Oda, Julie Wester, Carol Osmer-Newhouse.

Contact: Michael Shiffman

Land of Calm Abiding

P.O. Box 123 San Simeon CA 93452

Web site: www.fpmt.org/projects/calmabiding

Tradition: Tibetan, Gelugpa (FPMT)

Spritual Director: Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche

Director: Angela Wang

Land of Compassion Buddha

2322 East Cortez Street, West Covina CA 91791

Contact: Ling

Tel: (626) 339-3709

Email: teachings@compassionbuddha.org

Web site: http://www.compassionbuddha.org

Tradition: Tibetan, Vajrayana, Gelugpa

Affiliation: Gaden Jangtse Monastery

Spiritual Director: Khen Rinpoche Lobsang Tsephel

Teachers: Thubten Tulku Rinpoche. Geshe Tenzin Sherap, Ven. Yeshi Dorjee

Long Beach Monastery

3361 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90803

Tel/Fax: (562) 438-8902

Email: drbalbsm@telebot.net

Web site: www.drba.org

Founder: Ven. Master Hsuan Hua

Tradition: Mahayana, Ch'an (Zen)

Los Angeles Buddhist Union

7833 Emerson Place, Rosemead, CA 91770

Tel: (626) 280-1213, Fax: (626) 280 9077

Email: labuddhistu@earthlink.net

Tradition: Traditional Teachings of The Buddha

Spiritual Director: Ven. Bhante Chao Chu

Los Angeles Buddhist Vihara

920 N. Summit Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103-2619

Contact: Bhante Lakkana

Tel: (626) 797-6144; (626) 429-6760

Email: LakkanaN@cs.com

Web site: www.wickcentral.com/labv/labv.html

Tradition: Theravada

Spiritual Director: Ven. Pandit Ahangama Dhammarama - Chief Sanganayake (USA & Canada)

Teachers: Ven. Vibhavi, Ven. Dr. Karunanda Ven. Lakkhana (Meditation Master)

Los Angeles Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

815 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012-4304

Tel: (213) 680 9130, Fax: (213) 680 2210

Email: labetsuin@sbcglobal.net

Web site: www.nishihongwanji-la.org

Ministers: Rinban George Matsubayashi

Rev. Bill Briones, Rev. Fumiaki Usuki

Affiliation: Buddhist Churches of America (BCA)

Tradition: Jodo Shinshu Buddhism

Los Angeles Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Center

1492 Blake Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90031

Contact: Marcela De Vivo

Tel: (323) 223 0610, Fax: (323) 223 6001

Email: kbc@jps.net

Web site: www.meditateinla.org

Tradition: Tibetan, New Kadampa

Spiritual Director: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Teacher: Gen Kelsang Lekma

Los Angeles Shambhala Center

8218 West Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Tel: (323) 653-9342, Fax: 310 396-8287

Email: SCLA@aol.com

Web site: www.shambhala.org/center/los-angeles

Founder: Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Tradition: Tibetan, Kagyü lineage

Mahakankala Buddhist Center

925 E Quinientos Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Tel: (805) 965 1813

Email: reply@meditationinsantabarbara.org

Tradition: Tibetan, New Kadampa Tradition

Spiritual Director: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Teacher: Gen Kelsang Rigpa

Maitthree Vihara Buddhist Meditation Center

10819 Penrose Street, Sun Valley, CA 91352

Tel: (818) 768-9382, Fax: 818-504-0668

Email: pallebage@yahoo.com

Tradition: Theravada

Spiritual Director: Ven. Pallebage Chandrasiri

Teachers: Ven. Pallebage Chandrasiri and Ven. Hye Wol Sunim

Manzanita Village / Ordinary Dharma

P.O. Box 67, Warner Springs, San Diego, CA 92086

Tel: (760) 782-9223, Fax: (760) 782-0655

Email: cr@fivechanges.org

Web site: www.manzanitavillage.org

Tradition: Mixed - Vipassana, Zen, Social Justice, Engaged Buddhism

Affiliation: Thich Nhat Hanh

Spiritual Director: Caitriona Reed

Teachers: Michele Benzamin-Miki, Caitriona Reed

Metta Forest Monastery (Wat Mettavanaram)

P.O. Box 1409, Valley Center, CA 92082

Tel: (612) 988-3474

Web site: www.mettaforest.org

Tradition: Thai forest tradition, Dhammayut, Ajaan Lee

Teacher: Ajahn Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

Mook Rim Buddhist Society International

1768 North Glenview Avenue, Anaheim Hills, CA 92807

Tel: (714) 970-5332, Fax: -970-1719

Email: jongmae@usc.edu

Web site: www.mook-rim.org

Tradition: Founded by Korean Zen (Chogye) but practice all traditions.

Spiritual Director: Ven. Master Hyun San

Teachers: Ven. Jongame Park and other senior members

Mountain Spirit Center

8400 Juniper Way, Tehachapi, CA, 93561

Tel: (661) 822-7776

Email: mountainspirit@starband.net

Web site: www.mountainspiritcenter.net

Tradition: Korean Zen, Chogye Order of Korean Buddhism

Affiliation: Kwan Um School of Zen

Spiritual Director: Zen Master Seung Sahn

Teachers: Mu Ryang Sunim, Ji Hyang Sunim

Mt. Baldy Zen Center

P.O. Box 429, Mt. Baldy, CA 91759

Tel: (909) 985-6410, Fax: (909) 985-4870

Email: office@mbzc.org

Web site: www.mbzc.org

Tradition: Rinzai Zen

Northridge Center

9325 Lasaine Avenue, Northridge, CA 91325

Tel: (818) 349-7708

Email: info@northridgezencenter.org

Web site: www.northridgezencenter.org

Tradition: Japanese Soto Zen

Affiliation: San Francisco Zen Center

Spiritual Director: Peter Schneider

Ocean Eyes Zen Center

Hae An Soen Won

3941 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, CA. 90807-2817

Tel: (562) 439-9888 or 988-2289

Web site: www.oezc.com

Teacher: Zen Master Ji Bong (Dr.Robert Moore)

Tradition: Korean Chogye lineage of Zen Master Seung Sahn

Orange County Buddhist Church

909 South Dale Street, Anaheim, CA 92804

Tel: (714) 827 9590, Fax: (714) 827 2860

Ministers: Rev. Akio Miyaji, Rev. Marvin Harada, Rev. John Doami

Email: ocbc@aol.com

Web site: www.bca-ocbc.org

Affiliation: Buddhist Churches of America (BCA)

Tradition: Jodo Shinshu Buddhism

Ordinary Dharma

Los Angeles, CA 902191

Tel: (310) 470-8443

Email: cr@fivechanges.org

Web site: www.ordinarydharma.org

Tradition: Vipassana, Zen, Social Justice, Engaged Buddhism

Affiliation: Thich Nhat Hanh

Spiritual Director: Caitriona Reed

Teachers: Michele Benzamin-Miki, Caitriona Reed

Oxnard Buddhist Church

Tel: (805) 483 5948, Fax: (805) 483 2353

Minister: Rev. Katsumi Shoken Ueda

Affiliation: Buddhist Churches of America (BCA)

Tradition: Jodo Shinshu Buddhism

Padmasambhava Peace Institute

23125 Fort Ross Road, Cazadero CA 95421

Tel: (707) 632 5629

Email: info@padmapeace.org

Web site: www.padmapeace.org

Tradition: Tibetan, Nyingma

Spiritual Director: Jigme Tromge Rinpoche

Teachers: Jigme Rinpoche and visiting lamas,

eg Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche, Namkha Drimed Rinpoche

Palyul Changchub Dargyeling

8291 Presson Place, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Tel: (213) 654-8662, Fax: -654-0196

Email: gbdharmacenter@yahoo.com

Web site: www.palyul.org

Teacher: Ven. Penor Rinpoche

Tradition: Tibetan, Nyingmapa, Palyul Lineage

Pasadena Buddhist Church

1993 Glen Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103-1521

Tel: (818) 798 4781

Minister: Rev. Shinji Okada

Affiliation: Buddhist Churches of America (BCA)

Tradition: Jodo Shinshu Buddhism

Prajna Buddhist Mission

527, S.Atlantic Blvd., Monterey Park CA 91754

Contact: Ed.C.Wong, M.D., Ph.D

Tel: (626) 458-2266, Fax: (626) 289-8215

Email: buddhist527@hotmail.com

Tradition: Mahayana, Chinese

Reedley Buddhist Church

2035 - 15th Street, Reedley, CA 93654

Tel: (209) 638 2146

Minister: Rev. George Shibata

Affiliation: Buddhist Churches of America (BCA)

Tradition: Jodo Shinshu Buddhism

Rigpa - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Tel: (310) 967-4444

Email: info@rigpa.org

Web site: www.rigpaus.org

Founder: Sogyal Rinpoche

Tradition: Tibetan, Nyingmapa (Rigpa)

Rigpa - San Diego

San Diego, California

Tel: (858) 459-5428

Email: info@rigpa.org

Web site: www.rigpaus.org

Founder: Sogyal Rinpoche

Tradition: Tibetan, Nyingmapa (Rigpa)

Rigpa - Santa Barbara

865 La Milpita, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Contact: Angelika

Tel: (805) 687-5323

Email: angelika@silcom.com

Web site: www.rigpaus.org

Founder: Sogyal Rinpoche

Tradition: Tibetan, Nyingmapa (Rigpa)

Rinzai-ji Zen Center

2505 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, CA 90018-2020

Tel: (323) 732-2263

Email: office@rinzaiji.org

Web site: www.rinzaiji.org

Tradition: Rinzai Zen

Abbot: Denkyo Kyozan Joshu Sasaki, Roshi

Rissho Kosei-kai Buddhist Church of Los Angeles

2707 E 1st St, Los Angeles CA 90033

Contact Person: Rev.Shoko Mizutani

Tel: (323) 269-4741

Email: rk-la@sbcglobal.net

Web site: www.rk-la.com

Tradition: Mahayana

Spiritual Director: Rev.Shoko Mizutani

San Diego Shambhala Meditation Group

3920 Goldfinch Street, San Diego, CA 92103

Tel: (619) 298-4279, Fax: (619) 298-3599

Email: brendawegener@hotmail.com

Web site: www.shambhala.org/center/sandiego

Founder: Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Director: Mipham Rinpoche

Tradition: Tibetan, Kagyü lineage

Contact: Brenda Wegener

San Fernando Valley Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

9450 Remick Avenue, Pacoima, CA 91331

Tel: (818) 899 4030, Fax: (818) 899 0447

Email: sfvhbtds@yahoo.com

Web site: sfvhbt.tripod.com

Minister: Reverend Patti Usuki

Affiliation: Buddhist Churches of America (BCA)

Tradition: Jodo Shinshu Buddhism

San Luis Obispo Buddhist Church

6996 Ontario Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Tel/Fax: (805) 595 2625

Email: slobc@kcbx.net

Web site: home.kcbx.net/~slobc

Minister: Rev. Shinryo Sawada

Affiliation: Buddhist Churches of America (BCA)

Tradition: Jodo Shinshu Buddhism

Santa Monica Karma Kagyu Study Group

1245 10th St. #4 (mail only) Santa Monica CA 90401

(Meets at the 'Clubhouse' at Douglas Park)

Contact : Daniel Kane

Tel: (310) 451-4368

Email: santamonicakksg@earthlink.net

Web site: www.santamonicakksg.org

Tradition: Tibetan, Karma Kagyu Lineage

Affiliation: KTD (Woodstock, NY)

Co-ordinators: Daniel Kane, Asaad Al-Hashimi

Santa Monica Zen Center

1001B Colorado Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90815

Tel: (310) 572-9070, Fax: (310) 394-5101

Tradition: Three Treasures Tradition of Taizan Maezumi Roshi

Affiliation: White Plum Asangha founded by Taizan Maezumi Roshi

Contacts: Revs. William Yoshin Jordan and Elisabeth Jikan Hartnett,

Steve Strasen or Roger Hawkins

Senshin Buddhist Temple

1311 W 37th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Tel: (213) 731 4617, Fax: (213) 731 1318

Minister: Rev. Masao Kodani

Email: senshinbt@crosswinds.net

Affiliation: Buddhist Churches of America (BCA)

Tradition: Jodo Shinshu Buddhism

Shantideva Sangamaya

560 S. Stanford Avenue, Suite #205, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Contact: J.M. Dharmakara Boda

Tel: (213) 623-3082

Email: info@shantideva.net

Web site: www.shantideva.net

Tradition: Non-sectarian

Affiliation: United Assembly of Bodhisattvas (UAB)

Teachers: Anagarika Dharmakara, Anagarika Dhammajoti,

Akira Hasagawa, Gary Anderson

Shaolin Zen

P.O. Box 602, Tujunga, CA 91043

Tel: (818) 353-0038

Email: shaolinZEN@shaolinCOM.com

Web site: www.shaolinZEN.org

Tradition: Shaolin Chan Mahayana Buddhism

Affiliation: Shaolin Chi Mantis

Spiritual Director: Shifu Zhen Shen-Lang

Teachers: Shifu Zhen Shen-Lang and Zhen Ming-Mou

Shinnyo-en Los Angeles

18111 Bastanchury Ave, Yorba Linda CA 92886

Tel: (714) 528-9387

Web site: www.shinnyoenusa.net

Tradition: Mahaparinirvana Sutra

Spiritual Director: Keishu Shinso Ito

The Skillful Meditation Project

P.O. Box 1173, Idyllwild, CA 92549-1173

Tel: (909) 659-2649

Email: jsiff@idyllwild.com

Web site: www.meditationproject.com

Tradition: Theravada (Vipassana)

Contact: Jason Siff

Soka Gakkai International - USA

606 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Tel: (310) 260-8900, Fax: (310) 260-8917

Email: sgi-usa@sgi-usa.org

Web site: www.sgi.org

Tradition: Mahayana

Founder: Nichiren Daishonin

Southern California Vipassana Center

Dhamma Vaddhana

P.O. Box 4275; Redondo Beach, CA 90277-1762

Tel: (310) 285-5500

Email: info@vaddhana.dhamma.org

Web site: www.vaddhana.dhamma.org

Tradition: Vipassana meditation as taught by S.N.Goenka

Sozenji Buddhist Temple

819 S. Lincoln Avenue, Montebello CA 91755

Contact: Rev. Shuichi T. Kurai

Tel: (323) 724-6866, Fax: (626) 307-3839

Email: tomkurai@aol.com

Tradition: Japanese Soto Zen

Minister: Rev. Shuichi Thomas Kurai

Still Water Sangha

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Contact: Christine Dawkins

Tel: (805) 452-8485

Email: maitri@cox.net

Web site: stillwatersangha.org

Tradition: Vietnamese, Zen Buddhism

Affiliation: Community of Mindful Living

Spiritual Director: Thich Nhat Hanh

Sunyataram California

9560 West Lilac Road, Escondido, CA 92026

Tel: (619) 723-7232, Fax: 728-4292

Tradition: Theravada, Thai

Sweetwater Zen Center

2727 Highland Avenue, San Diego / National City CA 91950

Tel: (619) 477-0390

Email: sweetwater@swzc.org

Web site: www.swzc.org

Tradition: Soto Zen, Maezumi Roshi

Affiliation: White Plum Sangha

Spiritual Director: Anne Seisen Saunders, Sensei

Contact: Anne Seisen Saunders

Thubten Dhargye Ling (Land of Flourishing Dharma)

3500 E 4th Street, Long Beach CA 90814

Contact: Annie McCormick

Tel: (562) 621 9865

Email: office@tdling.com

Web site: www.tdling.com

Tradition: Tibetan, Gelugpa

Affiliation: Gaden Shartse Monastery

Spiritual Director: Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen

Patrons: H.H.Dalai Lama, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche

Tu An Thien Duong (Zen Temple)

220 N. Brookhurst Street, Anaheim, CA 92081

Tel: (714) 491-9545

Tradition: Mahayana (Chinese)

Languages: Cantonese, Vietnamese

Unfettered Mind

264 S. La Cienega Blvd., Suite 1083 Beverly Hills CA 90211

Contact: Ken McLeod

Tel: (310) 659-2046

Email: info@unfetteredmind.org

Web site: www.unfetteredmind.org

Tradition: Tibetan, Kagyü, Mahamudra/Dzogchen

Spiritual Director: Ken McLeod

Teachers: Ken McLeod, Carolyn Hudson, Janaki Symon

Urban Dharma

928 S. New Hampshire Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90006

Contact: Kusala Bhikshu

Email: Kusala@UrbanDharma.org

Web site: www.UrbanDharma.org

Tradition: American Buddhism

Teacher: Kusala Bhikshu

Vajrarupini Buddhist Center

3300 3rd Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103

Tel: (619) 692-3676, Fax: 294-3183

Email: info@sddharma.com

Web site: www.sddharma.com

Tradition: Tibetan, New Kadampa

Affiliation: Manjushri Mahayana Buddhist Centre, Ulverston, UK

Spiritual Director: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Teacher: Gen Kelsang Tubpa

Contact: Kelsang Zangmo or Kelsang Ghantapa

Vajrakilaya Centres

Orgyen Kachod Ling

1042 S. Keniston Avenue, Los Angeles, Ca 90019

Tel: (310) 472-6515

Founder: Orgyen Kusul Lingpa Rinpoche

Tradition: Tibetan, Nyingmapa

Contact: Kelly Lynch

Vajrakilaya Centres

Dzogchen Pema Nying-Thig Chokor Ling

2411 S. Joel Drive, Rowland Heights, CA 91748

Tel: (909) 861-5413

Founder: Orgyen Kusul Lingpa Rinpoche

Tradition: Tibetan, Nyingmapa

Contact: Lama David Liu

Vajrayana Foundation

2013 Eureka Canyon Road, Corralitos CA 95076

Tel: (831) 761-6266, Fax: (831) 761-6284

Email: office@vajrayana.org

Web site: www.vajrayana.org

Tradition: Tibetan, Nyingma - Dudjom Tersar

Spiritual Director: Lama Tharchin Rinpoche

Teachers: Lama Tharchin Rinpoche, Lama Sonam Tsering, Khempo Orgyen Thinley Rinpoche, Tulku Thubten Tinpoche, Loppon Jigme Rinpoche, Lama Yeshe Wangmo, Lama Tashi Delek, Khenpo Sonam

Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

12371 Braddock Drive, Culver City, CA 90230-5869

Tel: (310) 390 3739, Fax: (310) 398 149

Minister: Rev. Nobuo Miyaji

Email: sensei@vhbt.org

Web site: www.vhbt.org

Affiliation: Buddhist Churches of America (BCA)

Tradition: Jodo Shinshu Buddhism

Vipassana Foundation

2013 W. Hill Street, Long Beach, CA 90810-3409

Tel: (562) 426-2326

Tradition: Theravada

Affiliation: Thai Bhikkhus Council

Visalia Buddhist Church

514 E Center Avenue, Visalia, CA 93292

Minister: Rev. Taishi Mukojima

Email: shakusan@aol.com

Affiliation: Buddhist Churches of America (BCA)

Tradition: Jodo Shinshu Buddhism

Vista Buddhist Temple

150-B Ceder Road, Vista, CA 92804

Tel: (619) 941 8800, Fax: (619) 941 3231

Minister: Rev. Saisho Rosenthal

Email: vbt@vbtemple.org

Web site: www.vbtemple.org

Affiliation: Buddhist Churches of America (BCA)

Tradition: Jodo Shinshu Buddhism

Wat Brahmacariyakaram

4485 South Orange Avenue, Fresno, CA 93725

Tel: (559) 264-5644

Tradition: Theravada, Thai

Wat Buddha Lela

13138 Meyer Road, Whittier, CA 90605

Tel: (310) 944-6583

Tradition: Theravada, Thai

Wat Buddhajakramongkolratanaram

139 West 11th Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025

Tel: (619) 738-6165

Tradition: Theravada, Thai

Wat Buddhavipassana (Vipassana Foundation)

2013 West Hill Street, Long Beach, CA 90810-3409

Tel: (562) 426-2326

Tradition: Theravada, Thai

Wat Chaobuddha of San Bernardino

3495 Gray Street, San Bernardino, CA 92407

Tel: (909) 880-2762, Fax: 880-2762

Tradition: Theravada, Thai

Affiliation: (Thai Bhikkhus Council)

Wat Lao Navaram Buddhist Monastery

6691 Manning Street, San Diego, CA 92111

Tel: (619) 560-1185

Email: navaram@pacbell.net

Tradition: Theravada, Laotian

Affiliation: Lao Buddhist monks in the USA

Contact: Ajahn Benton Pandito

Wat Pa Idyllwild Meditation Center

54200 Marion View, Idyllwill, CA 92549

Tel: (909) 659-3756, Fax: (909) 659-3750

Tradition: Theravada, Thai Forest

Affiliation: Dhammayuti Order

Teacher: Phra Ajahn Chaiyot

Contact: Olivia Redwine

Wat Samakkidhammaram

2625 E. 3rd Street, Long Beach, CA 90814

Tel: (562) 434-4343, Fax: 987-0072

Email: watcherry@iirt.net

Web site: www.watcherry.iirt.net

Tradition: Theravada, Thai

Affiliation: Thai Bhikkhus Council of USA

Wat Thai of Los Angeles

12909 Cantara Street, North Hollywood, CA 91605-1198

Tel: (818) 780-4200, 997-9657, Fax: 780-0616

Tradition: Theravada, Thai (Dhammayutti Nikaya)

Affiliation: Thai Bhikkhus Council

West Covina Buddhist Temple

1203 W. Puente Avenue, West Covina CA 91790

Tel: (626) 913-0622

Email: dharma@livingdharma.org

Web site: www.livingdharma.org

Tradition: Jodo Shinshu Buddhism

Affiliation: Higashi Hongani

Spiritual Director: Rev. Ken Kawawata

Teachers: Rev. Ken Kawawata, Rev. Paul Imahara

West Los Angeles Buddhist Church

2004 Corinth Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Tel: (310) 477 7274, Fax: (310) 477 6674

Minister: Rev. Harold Oda

Affiliation: Buddhist Churches of America (BCA)

Tradition: Jodo Shinshu Buddhism

White Conch Monastery & Dharma Center

33 Estrella Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Tel: (707) 571-032

Email: rinpoche@white-conch.org

Web site: www.white-conch.org

Tradition: Tibetan, Gelugpa

Spiritual Director: Domo Geshe Rinpoche

White Heron Sangha

San Luis Obispo, CA

Tel: (805) 595-7760

Email: whheron@kcbx.net

Web site: www.whiteheronsangha.org

Tradition: Buddhist meditation and study

[Not affiliated with any particular teacher or group]

Zen Center of Los Angeles / Buddha Essence Temple
923 S. Normandie Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90006
213.387.2351
web site: www.zcla.org
email: info@zcla.org
Abbot and resident Head Teacher:
Roshi Egyoku Nakao
in Maezumi White Plum Lineage

Zen Center of Orange County

120 East 18th Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Tel: (949) 722-7818, Fax: (949) 631-8891

Email: zencenter@zcoc.org

Web site: www.zcoc.org

Tradition: Zen

Teacher: Dr. Deborah Barrett

Zen Mountain Center

P.O. Box 43, Mountain Center, CA 92561

Tel: (909) 659-5272

Email: zmc@zmc.org

Web site: www.zmc.org

Tradition: Soto Zen

Affiliation: Zen Center of Los Angeles

Contact: Tenshin Fletcher Sensei and Seisen Fletcher Sensei


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