What we're about

This is a group for spiritual seekers in the Santa Barbara area looking to better themselves and their community. The Center offers a quiet, urban space for group and individual practice and meditation. Beginners and advanced practitioners are welcome. Meditation instruction is available for students at all levels. We regularly hold dharma teachings led by our resident teacher or visiting lecturers. Our resident teacher, Dawa Tarchin Phillips is appreciated for his joy, insight and clarity of presentation. He combines the unique perspective of a Western international upbringing with the traditional training of an authentic Buddhist Lama. Our center in Santa Barbara is part of an international organization of Buddhist centers and groups founded by Shamar Rinpoche. Our purpose is to explore the methods and wisdom of the timeless teachings of the Buddha so that we can better understand and work with our mind and emotions. We apply our understanding by training in bringing kindness and discernment to everyday situations. I hope to see you at the Bodhi Path!

Upcoming events (5+)

The Practice, Art and Science of Meditation with Dawa Tarchin Phillips

Santa Barbara BodhiPath Center

Today there is no shortage of worldly problems and distractions. In this 4 evening course Dawa will teach essential fundamentals and specialized instructions on how to develop your meditation practice. Learn the building blocks of a successful meditation practice and discover innate wakefulness and a joyful mind. Attendance at all dates is required. Registration opens at 6:30 PM on March 7. The cost for the program is: Regular - $60 Patron - $45 Reduced cost is available for those unable to pay and no one is turned away for lack of funds.

Open Meditation for newbies, long-timies and in-between

Santa Barbara BodhiPath Center

This Tuesday is an open meditation group led by a member of our Sangha. We have two, 20min meditations with a 10min tea break in between. Hope to see you there!

The Practice, Art and Science of Meditation with Dawa Tarchin Phillips

Santa Barbara BodhiPath Center

Today there is no shortage of worldly problems and distractions. In this 4 evening course Dawa will teach essential fundamentals and specialized instructions on how to develop your meditation practice. Learn the building blocks of a successful meditation practice and discover innate wakefulness and a joyful mind. Attendance at all dates is required. Registration opens at 6:30 PM on March 7. The cost for the program is: Regular - $60 Patron - $45 Reduced cost is available for those unable to pay and no one is turned away for lack of funds.

Open Meditation for newbies, long-timies and in-between

Santa Barbara BodhiPath Center

This Tuesday is an open meditation group led by a member of our Sangha. We have two, 20min meditations with a 10min tea break in between. Hope to see you there!

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