Buddhist Resources in San Diego County

In the vast Buddhist regions of Asia, before modern times, communication was difficult and slow, and many different languages were spoken.  Hence regional and national Buddhist traditions grew up, in varying degrees of isolation from one another.  Today, for the first time in history, we have the ability to study these many traditions side by side, thanks to translators, scholars, publishers and the Internet.

In San Diego County, our opportunities are even richer, because most of these traditions are represented here by living communities of practitioners.

This site provides contact information for every Buddhist group in the County of which we are aware.  If your group is not listed, please Mailto:jshawvan@yahoo.com with the information that you would like to appear here.  The site is organized by the three great historical streams of Asian Buddhism:

Southern Buddhism            East Asian Buddhism            Tibetan Buddhism

More information on this site:                                                          Timelines of Buddhist History        

Buddhist Books, Art and Artifacts                   Buddhist Therapists                       Additional Links

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TIMELINES OF BUDDHIST HISTORY --
Fairly detailed:  http://buddhism.kalachakranet.org/timeline.html
Incredibly detailed:  http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/history/timelines.htm

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BUDDHIST BOOKS, ART AND ARTIFACTS --

Buddha's Light Bookstore -- Huge selection of books in all Buddhist traditions, as well as Buddhist art and artifacts.  Open seven days a week, 10am to 6pm.
4538 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92116.  Phone 619-298-2800
See also the Hsi Fang Temple listing on the East Asian Buddhism page.

Tibet Gift House, 2889 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116.  Phone 619-281-7888.
Jhampa Kalsang, Tibetan Astrologer, is available for individual readings by appointment.
Web site http://www.tibetanastroscience.com

Buddha for You -- Buddhist and other artifacts from many Asian countries.  Open 7 days a week from 11am to 6pm.  6145 El Cajon Boulevard, Suite D, (Vons Plaza) San Diego, CA 92115. Phone 619-582-1100.
Web site http://www.buddha-for-you.com

Shi-Ho Gallery -- Offering sacred artifacts, meditations and teachings that support a collective vision of the world's spiritual traditions with emphasis on Buddhism.
2002 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014       Phone 858-259-0787 or Mailto:info@shihogallery.com
Web site http://www.shihogallery.com 
See also http://www.buddhistartifacts.com for a current listing of artifacts, many of which are on display at the Shi-Ho Gallery.

Honkyoku -- Zen meditation music from the temples of Japan
Mary Lu Brandwein, 858-945-8739 or http://www.shakuhachi.org

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BUDDHIST THERAPISTS --

Diva Clair, M.A., M.F.T., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  For more information, see http://sandiegotherapists.com/clair.html

Mitchell Ginsberg, Ph.D.  Offering guidance in harmonizing the past, including traumas, into our lives, using Thai Buddhist mindfulness practice (a teacher since 1975, licensed therapist since 1981). See http://www.jinavamsa.com/mentalhealth.html

Nicole Kahn, M.A., Ed.M., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Integrative therapy to help create harmonious balance between mind, body and spirit. Visit http://www.sandiegotherapy.com 
or call 858-442-5548.

Carole Meredith, M.F.T., Marriage and Family Therapist.  For more information, see
http://sandiegotherapists.com/meredith.html

Dianne Sterling, Psy.D., mindfulness psychotherapy and Buddhist psychology. Call 760-635-9218
or see http://tinyurl.com/f5bjl

OTHER BUDDHIST HEALERS --

Marieta Darrah, Certified Zhineng Qigong Instructor.
See http://www.QigongHealings.com or call 858-361-4245 for info.

Lara Eisenberg, M.A., Ed.D., RYT 500 - Yoga Therapy - Learn stress management and healing techniques such as physical postures (asanas), meditation, visualization, affirmations, mudras (hand gestures) and deep relaxation. Yoga for Sacred Healing, http://www.yogatherapysandiego.com - 619-501-3121

Susan Marcus, JD, PRYT, offers gentle mindful yoga as well as body-mind therapy, drawing from years of Buddhist practice and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy. She also provides unique, mindfulness-based mediation for conflict resolution. 619-890-9642. Susan@StudioPeace.org

Lacey Segal, MA, ThetaHealing/Healing Touch Practitioner.  ThetaHealing Instructor.  Meditation teacher.
Neigung (Taoist Internal Arts) Water Tradition Instructor.  To view schedule, http://sourcemeditation.org/
To contact Lacey, e-mail lacejosegal@gmail.com

Meggin Sullivan, O.M.D., L.Ac., practicing Classic Oriental Medicine and Herbology in Vista.
See http://www.orientalmedarts.com

Tibetan Healing Center, 4115 Third Avenue, San Diego 92103.
http://www.tibetanacademy.org or 619-325-0992.
Sondra M. Buschmann, Energy Treatments and Meditation
Marieta Darrah, Qigong and Tibetan Massage
Nirvair Khalsa, Kundalini Yoga, Past Life Integration, and Meditation
Dr. Lobsang Dhondup, Traditional Tibetan Medicine

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ADDITIONAL LINKS --

Dharma Publishing, www.dharmapublishing.com, a non-profit all-volunteer organization with books on meditation, yoga, Tibet and Buddhism. We also carry beautiful sacred art for your altar and meditation mats and cushions. All of our proceeds go to our Tibetan Text Preservation Project, where we make Tibetan books!

Maithri Publications -- Online bookstore specializing in Theravada Buddhism:  http://www.maithri.com/

Pariyatti -- Books, tapes. etc. about Vipassana and the Buddha's teachings -- http://www.pariyatti.com  
To subscribe to Daily Words of the Buddha, http://www.pariyatti.org/words.phtml
For beautiful free e-cards, http://www.pariyatti.com/card.phtml

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May any merit arising from this web site be dedicated to the liberation of all sentient beings.

To contact webmaster, Mailto:jshawvan@yahoo.com

A number of groups and events both in and outside of San Diego County may be found in
Vicki Grubbs' Buddhist News.  To request a free subscription to that e-mailed bulletin, Mailto:VickiG4@aol.com



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