Taegosah (Mountain Spirit Center)

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8400 Juniper Way
Tehachapi, CA 93561
Website: http://www.taegosah.org/

Contact Person: Abbot
Phone: 661-822-7776
Email: abbot@taegosah.org

Business Hours: Open from 8 AM to 5 PM. Visitors are welcome any day. Sunday services held from 11 AM to 1 PM.

Buddhist Monastery - Korean Zen associated with the Chogye Order of Korean Buddhism. Work began on the temple in 1994 and is still being finished mostly by hand by the Center's Abbot and volunteers.

Open from 8 AM to 5 PM. Visitors are welcome any day. Sunday services held from 11 AM to 1 PM.

Call during regular business hours to inquire about seasonal retreats or volunteer opportunities.

Overall Rating based on 4 review(s):
(4.5)
Rating
 4.5/10

Sofi wrote at November 10, 2014
Eat, Pray, Love (8.00)
"This was a great experience. We used the GPS to help find the secluded retreat, and it was worth the trip. However, we basically gave ourselves our own tour. The highlight of the experience was that we were invited to share a meal with those who had attended the service earlier. The meal was a rice curry dish with vegetable sides. The food was delicious, visiting with our Korean diner's even more rewarding. Spoke with a very friendly and inviting head monk. "
Rating
 (8/10)

Ron Jones wrote at May 13, 2014
Beautiful Place; Poor Leadership (0.00)
"This is a wonderful and beautiful place, with a rich history. It is truly unfortunate that the people left in charge of Mountain Spirit Center are such poor hosts and managers. Please find a leader who will restore the dignity of Mountain Spirit Center!"
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Adrianne Guzman wrote at February 9, 2014
Peaceful Day (10.00)
"We drove in from Bakersfield and were welcomed with a personal guide. She answered all our questions and assisted each of us with ringing the Peace Bell. We also entered the temple, shoes off, of course, and basically had free run of the entire area. I took many pics and videos, even of the monk member who let us videotape her. Very friendly and beautiful place. We will be back!"
Rating
 (10/10)

Lee and Kristen Booker wrote at January 21, 2014
Big Mistake (0.00)
"Drove FAR to come here and were VERY disappointed. Once you take a dirt road 5 miles through all the "welcome" signs, Buddhist lanterns, and rugged beauty to come upon such a beautiful sight. But we certainly were not welcome at all. There were several signs that said no vehicles beyond this point, violators will be prosecuted.. So we parked before that road in what appeared to be a gravel parking lot. As we were looking at the beautiful painting on the buildings, an oriental woman yelled at us that "THIS IS MY HOUSE". Needless to say, we left quickly. If that is a Buddhist place, then I am now an atheist."
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