We are pleased to announce the Altruistic Temporary Monk/Nun and the Bodhisattva Supporter is confirmed to take place on November 26 to December 5, 2022.

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 November 26th. We will leave the camp on December 1st and stay at the hotels next to Anaheim Convention Center until December 5th for the World Peace Gathering.

Stay strong and be safe!

    Our Vision

    To build a sangha of 1000 temporary monks/nuns.

    Our Mission

    To create a 1000 Bodhisattvas-in-training through the Altruistic Short-Term Home-Leaving program.

    On the first day of our Temporary Altruistic Home-Leaving in December 2016, I spoke to Ron (the owner of Camp Buckhorn) about 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.”

    Thinking about his mother, who had recently gone under surgery, Ron became tearful. He said he would do everything he could to support our group. He exceeded each and every one of my expectations.