KALAMA RIVER MEDITATION CENTER is a Federal Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Corporation
Federal Tax Identification Number (EIN): 47-3630506
Copyright © 2014

Kalama River Meditation Center

Buddhist Hermitage                                   Love and Light will Make You Bright!


Food Offering

​​Kalama River Meditation Center is a 20 acres Buddhist Hermitage founded on April 12th, 2014. The center is committed to supporting Buddhist monks (bhikkhus), nuns (bhikkhunis), lay men and lay women. Our focus is to offer “Insight Meditation”, teachings of wisdom, compassion, and loving kindness. These practices help us to develop awareness and compassion, giving rise to greater peace and happiness. Everyone is welcome!

Mon - Friday: 9:00AM -5:00PM 
Open to the public

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Dhamma is the Most Noble Treasure

The Way To Goodness



All donations and offerings are
tax-deductible !

Who is Buddha?



Mai Vu and Ngoc Vu                    $750.00

Nghiem Ngoc and Family            $200.00

Dieu Do                                      $1000.00

Quan Yin

Kalama Sutta

Sat- Sun:

9:00AM -10:00AM  Chanting 
11:00AM-1:00PM  Food Offering and Lunch

1:00PM-4:00PM  Chanting, Meditation, and Blessing

4:00-6:00PM Private Session

The practice of making images and sculptures of the Buddha started about 500 years after the passing of the Buddha (Parinirvana). Buddha images have been the inspirational focus in which the devotees express their gratitude for the Buddha's Dhamma Teachings. The Buddha image/statue shows the qualities of Perfect Wisdom and Perfect Compassion of the Buddha. It serves to inspire us to develop these qualities as we recall the greatness of the Buddha and His Teachings.

Offerings nurture generosity and deepening one's commitment to the Buddha's path. By contemplating on an offering, one tangibly sees life's impermanence which is one of the things upon which the Buddha encouraged his disciplines to recollect. In the Pali Canon, the Buddha declared practice offerings is to practice detachment, non-self, impermanence, and ultimately reaching to Enlightenment.

To honor and to show gratitude to the Buddha, Kalama River Meditation Center invites the devotees to make offerings of two Boddhisattava statues, Quan Yin and Ksitigarbha to the land.

Quan Yin is a Bodhisattva commonly known as the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion or The One Who Perceives the Sounds of the World. As the legend goes, she heard the cries of the people on earth as she was about to enter the heaven's gate to attain enlightenment. She paused at the doorway and her heart was filled with compassion, she returned to earth, vowing never to leave till such time as all suffering has ended. She teaches us to practice deep compassion and unconditional love.

Ksitigarbha is a Bodhisattva commonly known as "Earth Treasury", "Earth Store", or "Earth Womb". Ksitigarbha is known for his vow that he would not achieve Buddhahood until all hells are emptied. He is therefore often regarded as the Bodhisattva of Spirits and the Guardian of Children. He is a deity of deceased children and aborted fetuses where he is known as a Protector of Children.

Mai Vu and Ngoc Vu                   $750.00

Nghiem Ngoc and Family            $200.00

Dieu Do                                     $1000.00

10/21/17: Landscaping

10/28/17: Winter Preparation


By joining hands - your talent, time, and resources is much appreciated. 

Donations and offerings are an expression of deep gratitude that one feels toward the teachings of Enlightenment and Wisdom.


The Life of Buddha