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PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE A LARGE COMMUNITY OF 600-800 PEOPLE A WEEK ATTENDING CLASSES AND EVENTS. WE DO NOT USE MEETUP FOR RSVP'S AND MOST PEOPLE DO NOT RSVP ON MEETUP. YOU MAY JUST SHOW UP AS THERE ARE ALWAYS PEOPLE HERE! PLEASE VISIT WWW.THEDHARMABUMS.ORG FOR FULL SCHEDULE!
We provide a home for the study and practice of Buddhism, yet do not advocate one particular school of Buddhism. Our community is simply a bridge for people to learn how to make change within their own life and be of benefit to others. Our intention is to help people live with the practices of generosity, morality, patience, diligence, concentration and wisdom. It is the cultivation and integration of these guiding principles that leads to a happy and healthy life.
We believe the daily practice of loving-kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity has a profound impact on humanity. Our intention is to provide an accepting and tolerant space where people from all races, gender identities, sexual orientations, abilities, religions and cultures can come together to build a peaceful community.
Dharma Bums are Disciples of the Buddha
Practitioners of the Dharma
Caretakers of the Sangha
For more information on the Dharma Bum Temple, please visit www.thedharmabums.org
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Recovery SanghaThe Dharma Bum Temple , San Diego, CA
Please join us in person at the Dharma Bum Temple for the Recovery Sangha.
A separate meeting will also be held live via Zoom
Meeting ID: 642 209 9529
Take a journey of growth, healing and self-discovery: Through the 12 Steps as interpreted in Buddhism
The Buddhist Recovery Group is open to all people who suffer from any addiction or compulsive behavior and are looking for a comprehensive, transformative path to end their suffering. People who are dealing with alcoholism, drug addiction, sex addiction, eating disorders, gambling, and other compulsive or harmful behaviors are all members of this group.
This group will serve the needs of two distinct groups: (1) those people wishing to participate in a year-long step study, and (2) those people wishing to join in periodically throughout the year.
1st Sunday: Introduce a new step (Step 1 = January, Step 2 = February)
2nd & 3rd Sunday’s: Topics will be varied on subjects of Buddhism & Recovery.
4th Sunday: Review of step & step work.
We will teach the traditional 12 Steps as outlined in “Alcoholics Anonymous” and with each step we will draw on Buddhism to highlight the similarities in each tradition to enhance the spiritual experience of the participant.
Suggested readings: Mindfulness and the Twelve Steps, by Therese Jacobs-Stewart, One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and The 12 Steps, by Kevin Griffin, Buddhism & The Twelve Steps Workbook by Kevin Griffin, as well as The Big Book and The 12 & 12.
- Zazen & Heart Sutra: Meditation and StudyThe Dharma Bum Temple , San Diego, CA
Join us every Sunday from 3pm-5pm for a meditation and study of the Heart Sutra. This will be a 90-minute silent meditation with short breaks and will conclude with a 30-minute exploration of the Heart Sutra. Always free and all are welcome. This is a two hour gathering and the intention in showing up should be to remain for the entire 2 hours.
Please note we do not use the RSVP system on MeetUp. Our Temple has 600-800 people a week and all information is on our website at www.thedharmabums.org
- Tonglen Meditation: Tibetan Buddhist Practice via ZoomLink visible for attendees
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The Dharma Bum Temple is offering a virtual Tonglen practice. This practice is open to anyone who would like to help support our community during this time of need. Whether you are new to the practice and would like to learn more about Tonglen or are an experienced practitioner, all are welcome here. We will be meeting every Sunday from 7 to 8 pm Pacific time.
Tonglen is an ancient Tibetan meditation practice where we take in the pain and suffering of others and we send out whatever will bring relief. In this hour session you will be guided through a 20-30 minute Tonglen meditation to support members of our community who are in need at this time. If you or anybody you know would like to be the focus of the meditation sign up here https://www.thedharmabums.org/tonglen-meditation
After the meditation we will have a discussion about our experience during the meditation and reflect on some insights from Tibetan Buddhism.
- Silent Meditation In-PersonThe Dharma Bum Temple , San Diego, CA
Monday thru Friday start your day with a silent meditation. Morning meditation will be in-person at the Dharma Bum Temple. There will be two silent meditations sessions. The first one begins at 8am - 8:25am and the second one begins at 8:30am - 8:55am. This meditation is great for people with any level of meditation experience. This meditation has no guidance or instruction, it is simply an opportunity to sit quietly with others.