Hope you all doing excellent! Would like to know if there's any monastery or Theravada temple in San Francisco, OC or LA? I know there's one in Redwood Valley, but it's a lil too far off. Pls share, if you happen to know any nearby. Thanks.
There is nothing specific to Theravada nearby (other than what you found in Redwood Valley, which I'm guessing is Abhayagiri), but just in case it is helpful, here are some other monasteries and temples that are somewhat close:
- Berkeley Buddhist Monastery
- Buddha Gate Monastery
- Wat Mongkolratanaram, a Thai Buddhist temple
- Berkeley Buddhist Temple
Also less than an hour away is also the Insight Meditation Center, which is neither a monastery nor a temple, but is very much rooted in Theravada teachings (so maybe worth mentioning).
Did you try the World Buddhist Directory?
According to Worldwide Mahamevnawa Branches there's a "Mahamevnawa Meditation Monastery of California" in Torrance (in the region of Los Angeles).