Santa Barbara, CA
Are you looking…
To develop a calm, stable and joyful mind?
For support to maintain your meditation practice?
For a spiritual home and community?
To know what Buddhism is all about?
The Santa Barbara Bodhi Path Buddhist Center offers a high quality curriculum of instruction in Buddhist meditation practice and philosophy. The Center was founded in 1997 at the direction of Shamar Rinpoche. Since then, hundreds of students have come to learn and practice in a modern, non-sectarian environment focused on authentic Buddhist teachings taught and practiced by authentic teachers. We are a diverse community of practitioners encompassing all ages and levels of practice. Our resident teacher, Dawa Tarchin Phillips, and frequent guest teacher, Bart Mendel, are regularly supplemented by visiting teachers.
Santa Barbara Bodhi Path Buddhist Center offers …
- Weekly Dharma teachings
- Weekly meditation sessions led by a sangha member
- Monthly "Joy of Practice" for longer periods of sitting and walking meditation
- Frequent "Introduction to Meditation" classes
- Weekend workshops on topics such as advanced practice, overcoming adversity, working with emotions, compassion and loving kindness, and Buddhist philosophy
- Biannual 5 day residential retreats
- Opportunities to take Refuge, Bodhisattva and Householder vows
Come join us. All are welcome.