City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, Talmage
The Sangha and Laity Training Programs have their main resident campus
at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, an international community and major
center for world Buddhism. The City is set among 488 acres of groves
and meadows in Mendocino County, California, located 110 miles north of
San Francisco at Talmage, California. The grounds include more than 70
institutional buildings set on approximately 80 landscaped acres. There are
also parking spaces for over 600 vehicles. At the City of Ten Thousand
Buddhas are Tathagata Monastery, a residence for monks, and Joyous Giving
House for nuns, Tower of Blessings Home for the Elderly, and separate
dormitories for male and female vocational training and university students.
The Training Programs share the grounds with Dharma Realm Buddhist
University, Instilling Goodness Elementary School, Developing Virtue Secondary
School, Jyun Kang Vegetarian Restaurant, and the City’s gardens
and orchards, all of which offer educational and work opportunities for students.
The quiet country landscape, a relatively mild climate, and the clean air of
the beautiful Ukiah Valley give residents of the City of Ten Thousand
Buddhas an ideal environment for study, spiritual growth, and wholesome
fellowship. Taking part in a community devoted to pure and unselfish living
according to the Proper Dharma can itself be the most beneficial and inspiring
experience among all the opportunities at the City. All residents, trainees,
and non-trainees alike, undertake the work of regulating their conduct
and making their hearts peaceful and harmonious.
City of the Dharma Realm, West Sacramento
The Sagely City of the Dharma Realm, West Sacramento, was established
by the Dharma Realm Buddhist Association as a second campus for its
Sangha and Laity Training Programs in 1995. The 17-acre site, conveniently
located minutes from the State Capitol, is landscaped with mature
trees, shrubs, and ground covers, and houses a training institute, a convent,
dormitories, classrooms, worship halls, a chapel, a meditation room, a library,
public assembly halls, conference rooms; and a food service area.
Berkeley Buddhist Monastery,
Berkeley Buddhist Monastery in Berkeley, California was established by
Dharma Realm Buddhist Association in 1994 with the vision of providing a
safe haven of tranquility and wisdom in an urban environment. A community of
resident monks maintain a daily schedule of Buddhist spiritual practices,
which anchor the classes, lectures, and cultural programs. Facilities
include a worship and meditation hall, dining hall, classroom spaces,
dormitory rooms, and a small library. The library focuses on Eastern and
Western religions and includes books given by Professor Huston Smith from
his own personal collection. The monastery is also home to the Institute for
World Religions, an educational and religious center dedicated to the study
of Asian and Western religious and cultural traditions.
Maps & Directions
TO THE CITY OF TEN THOUSAND BUDDHAS (Main Campus)
We are located at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas (CTTB) in Ukiah, California. It is open to visitors every day from 8 AM - 6 PM. We recommend that you contact us before visiting, so that we can give a tour of the campus.
Coming from the South (e.g. Bay Area or San Francisco)
- Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and drive up Freeway 101 North for approximately two hours.
- Exit "Talmage Road" from Freeway 101.
- Right turn on Talmage Road and drive for about five minutes.
- You should see the Front Gate of the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas (picture above).
Coming from the North (e.g. Willits)
- Take Freeway 101 South.
- Exit Talmage Rd.
- Turn right onto Talmage Rd (you should be heading east).
- Drive until you see the Front Gate.
You may either fly into San Francisco Airport (SFO), Oakland Airport (OAK), or Sonoma Airport.
Then BART and Greyhound Bus:
Once you landed, you may take public transport to CTTB. First take BART (Bay Area Rapid Transport, www.bart.gov) to the Embarcadero Station. This usually takes about 45 minutes. You should plan to leave by 2pm from the BART to make it to the Greyhound station with ample time.
After arriving at the Embarcadero stop, walk two blocks to 425 Mission Street, San Francisco. (Walk southwest down Market Street, take a left onto Fremont Street, and then a right on to Mission Street. The station should be on your left.)
Then, take the Greyhound bus to "Ukiah". See www.greyhound.com for more information. (Usually, the bus leaves at 3:35pm and arrives at 6:35pm, and you need to purchase the ticket in advance or allow yourself enough time to purchase the ticket at the station if seats are available.)
Then Hertz Rental Car:
You can also rent a car from Hertz (www.hertz.com), and return the car at the Ukiah Municipal Airport.
From Sonoma Airport, please take MTA Bus#65
After arriving in Ukiah, call HEY TAXI at (707) 467-1200 to get a ride to CTTB.
Please call our front office, (707) 463-0939, in advance if you are planning to visit.