American Buddhist Meditation Temple



The American Buddhist Meditation Temple relocated to the grounds of Cal-Orchid Inc. in 2001. Its mission was to introduce the teachings of Buddhism to the Southern California area. Since the beginning, a number of Thai Buddhist monks have lived on the grounds and made themselves available to all who have interest in Buddhism or want to improve their meditation practice. Their teachings are of Theraveda Buddhism and insight meditation, practiced in the countries of Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand.  The monks of ABMT are all from the north of Thailand. They offer teachings of Buddhism as well as guidance in the two forms of meditation: walking and sitting. The monks chant every morning and then again in the evening. If you want to enjoy a visit with them, just call for an appointment. They welcome all visitors who have any interest on any level.