Sep 20, 2014

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2014 Annual Retreat with Bhante Rahula

For the second year in a row the annual retreat will be held on the beautiful, 26 acre La Casa de Maria retreat and conference center located in the hills of Montecito, California. Adjacent to Santa Barbara, La Casa de Maria offers a park like setting, comfortable rooms and gourmet-quality buffets that you are sure to enjoy. The retreat will begin just before dinner on Friday,...

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Jul 27, 2014

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The Rains Retreat (Vassa)

Vassa, the Rains Retreat, is a three-month annual retreat observed by many sects of Buddhist monks and nuns in Southern Asia. It begins on the day after the full moon day of the eighth lunar month of the common Buddhist calendar, which usually falls in July. The retreat ends on the 15th day of the waxing moon of the eleventh lunar month, usually in October. During Vassa, monks...

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Aug 25, 2012

Guide to Meditation

What is Meditation? Meditation has many definitions and meanings. In the...

Jan 15, 2012

About Us

About Us

Our temple was founded by Vietnamese monks and nuns for the benefit of all...

Nov 22, 2011

Ventura Buddhist Center

Ventura Buddhist Center

Welcome to An Lac Mission’s official website. We are a Buddhist...