Sep 23, 2014

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Kathina Ceremony at An Lac Mission

Back in July we posted a piece on the annual Rains Retreat and its significance particularly to Buddhists across Southern Asia. As stated then, several years ago the local Sri Lankan community brought back the tradition of observing Kathina at An Lac Mission and this festival held at the end of the Rains Retreat (Vassa) period has become a regular observance. This has led to a...

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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

The Rains Retreat (Vassa)

Vassa, the Rains Retreat, is a three-month annual retreat observed by...

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...