Thanksgiving Day Food Redistribution Program

Thank you to everyone who came out for the Annual Thanksgiving Day Food Redistribution Program. We passed out approximately 400 sandwiches, 300 pairs of socks, 500 hand sanitizer packets, 200 bottles of water, 100 warm hats from the DBT Homeless…

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Dharma Bum Temple Year-End Fundraiser

Dear Friends,

As we come to the end of 2022, I look back on what has been a very challenging yet tremendous year at the Dharma Bum Temple. We have overcome so many obstacles during the pandemic, serving the…

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The Power of Silence at the Dharma Bum Temple

Our day of silence at the Dharma Bum Temple was something I didn’t know I needed. About two weeks before it, I went to a music festival and lost my voice for 3 days and it was completely gone, except…

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New Temple Roof: 7 Days and $5,000 Match

I have launched a 7-day fundraising campaign with a $5,000 match! Please read below, share it and help us secure a new roof! 

A 95-year-old building will inevitably bring challenges we must fix. Every winter for the past five…

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HAPPY PRIDE from the DBT

Pride Week and the Lighting up the Cathedral at St. Paul's Cathedral is always so beautiful and my greatest honor to be involved! I share the words I wrote 4 years ago. I’ve been honored to participate in Pride the…

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Family Sangha Day at the Lake

Beautiful words below from Lisa Johnson Kogan who has been fearlessly leading our Dharma Bum Kids and Family Sangha for over 10 years! We love you Lisa and happy birthday, you are a gift to us all! 

Yesterday was…

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The Family Sangha is Back!

There have been moments over the past 15 years of the Dharma Bum Temple that for me have really defined the beauty of this community. Yesterday was without a doubt one of those moments. It has been nearly 2 ½…

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FAMILY SANGHA - PARENTS, TEENS, KIDS & TODDLERS

The Dharma Bum Temple is excited to announce the return of our Family Sangha on Saturday May 14th at 9am - 10:30am and an RSVP is required! Masks are also required for children and adults. Toddlers do not need masks. 

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BODHI TREE DAY - APRIL 15, 2018

On April 15, 2018 we held a special ceremony reciting the Heart Sutra and planted a Bodhi Tree at the Dharma Bum Temple. It was a celebration of the one-year anniversary in the new Temple. The Bodhi Tree was a…

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO OUR NEW HOME

Dear Friends, 

Five years ago today we moved into our current home in University Heights. After ten years of the Temple being downtown (2007-2017) and eight years of Buddha for You being near SDSU (2009-2017), we had the incredible…

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Plans to Reopen - Saturday March 12, 2022

Dear DBT Sangha, 

It brings me great joy to share the Dharma Bum Temple and Buddha for You will reopen Saturday March 12, 2022. Believe it or not March 12, 2020 was when the Temple first closed due to…

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