Introduction: Los Angeles Area

View from Long Beach Monastery, which is located on Ocean Boulevard, fronting the ocean

View from Long Beach Monastery, which is located on Ocean Boulevard, fronting the ocean.

 

In the southern area of California, the Venerable Master first established a presence for the Dharma Realm Buddhist Association (DRBA) with the founding of Gold Wheel Monastery in the vicinity of Los Angeles. For many years Gold Wheel Monastery was the only DRBA branch monastery in this area until the founding of Long Beach Monastery and Blessings, Prosperity, Longevity Monastery in the 1990s.