The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, Ukiah

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The Dharma Realm Buddhist Association (DRBA), formerly known as the Sino-American Buddhist Association, was founded by the Venerable Master Hsuan Hua in 1959. It was established as a state and federally approved non-profit religious and educational corporation for the purpose of bringing the orthodox teachings of the Buddha to the entire world.

In 1962, Master Hua accepted his disciples' invitation to come to America. In 1966 he set up an in-residence Buddhist study and practice center in San Francisco. In 1970 the center moved to larger quarters and became one of Northern California's foremost Buddhist centers, Gold Mountain Monastery.

Later the Association founded a number of other centers: The International Institute for the Translation of Buddhist Texts (1973), The Sagely City of Ten Thousand Buddhas in Talmage (1976), Gold Wheel Sagely Monastery in Los Angeles (1976), Gold Buddha Sagely Monastery in Vancouver (1984), Gold Summit Sagely Monastery in Seattle (1984), Avatamsaka Sagely Monastery in Calgary (1986), and Proper Dharma Buddhist Academy in Taiwan (1989). The Sagely City of Ten Thousand Buddhas also houses Dharma Realm Buddhist University, Developing Virtue Secondary School, and Instilling Goodness Elementary School.


The Dharma Realm Buddhist Association (formerly the Sino-American Buddhist Association) was founded by the Venerable Master Hsuan Hua in the United States of America in 1959. Taking the Dharma Realm as its scope, the Association aims to disseminate the genuine teachings of the Buddha throughout the world. The Association is dedicated to preserving the Sangha tradition by training and ordaining monks and nuns, by guiding lay people who wish to study Buddhism, by translating the Buddhist canon and propagating its teachings, by promoting education that instills in students a moral foundation and ethical behavior, and by bringing benefit and happiness to all beings. Its hope is that individuals, families, the society, the nation, and the entire world will, under the transforming influence of the Buddhadharma, gradually reach the state of ultimate truth and goodness.
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  • i love to come here . everytime they have meditation . it make me feel clear and peaceful , so i will recover is the best place to find your self back.  more »
  • I thought my dishes were remarkable. Delicious plates. Looked like the pictures and didn't disappoint. I wish I lived closer so I could go back all the time. Super healthy feel good food. The...  more »
  • Complete.serenity. Driving in you are welcomed by beautiful peacocks. The grounds were quiet, check in was quick and informative. The only building available that day was the Temple of 10,000 Buddha's. You are not required to remove your shoes😊. The whole temple is wall to wall gold Buddha's encased in glass. Tables in foyer full of literature, cookbooks, free to take. This location is the World Headquarters. Very peaceful, pleasant visit. FYI , the vegetarian restaurant closes at 3pm daily.
  • A very peaceful and serene place to visit. Their vegetarian lunch is extremely delicious. Lots of books and such available. We will go back.

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