December 9 to 20, 2021
The retreat will take place at The Salvation Army, Pine Summit Christian Camp located at Big Bear Lake. The camp site has an elevation of 6,759 ft high. The Temporary Monk/Nun retreat will start on December 9th, we will leave the camp on December 16th and stay at the hotels next to Anaheim Convention Center until December 20th.
The complete package is estimated to $900 (it includes lodging, transportation and meals) – to be confirmed shortly. Training schedule will be announced soon as well.
We’re looking forward to see you among us every Saturday 8-9AM on Zoom and beyond!
Stay strong and be safe!
To create a thousand Bodhisattvas with the Altruistic Short-Term Home-Leaving program.
December 2016, on the first day of our Temporary Altruistic Home-Leaving, I spoke to Ron (the owner of Camp Buckhorn) of the nature of the 250 monks and nuns at the camp:
“These people are currently full fledged Buddhist novice monks and nuns, for the next 14 days. They are people like you, lay men and lay women who made the monastic vows for 14 days. Each have the purpose to dedicate their vows to someone. Parents, siblings, relatives, friends, co-workers, etc… who are facing difficulties in life, who are severely ill, or who have passed away.”
Ron was having tears in his eyes, thinking about his mother who went through a surgery. He said he would do everything he could to support our group, which he did way beyond my expectations…