Updated: Mar 7, 2020
Choosing a spiritual community can be a daunting task. Here's a few groups that are warm and welcoming and grounded in the lineage & teachings of the Buddha and Awakening itself. Please Note: This is by no means a comprehensive list of Buddhist communities, it is simply a few groups that I have attended and can recommend firsthand. If you want to learn meditation, deepen your knowledge about buddhism, or simply practice in community- any of the following groups would be excellent places to start.
Pure Presence Meditation Group (Fullerton)
WE are on hiatus till 2021 but stay tuned
Dzogchen West (Laguna Beach)
Empty Moon Zen Network (Anaheim)
Deer Park Monastery (Escondido)
Everyday Zen (Marin County)
Everyday zen offers a yearly 3 month long distance retreat, donation based and very beautful.
Spirit Rock (Marin County)