|Ayya Sobhana on the porch of kuti at the Aranya Bodhi Monastery|
At the time the resident monks and anagarikas (monks in waiting) were busy working to prepare the monastery for their three months winter retreat starting on January 1st.
View across the valley
Map of the Monastery property with trails
Surfers with Santa Catalina Island 26 miles across the sea
Seals on a buoy