Because we care about our whole community, if you have symptoms of illness such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath we ask that you participate online.
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Bodhi Path Virtual Center
We would like to invite you to become a patron this month.  Join our team of regular contributing members by setting up an automatic payment play today. If you already financially support our center, we thank you and hope you know that your contribution serve our community in ways we may not even realize. If you are interested in volunteering your time, we have several ways you can contribute. Please click here to become a patron. The suggested donation for in person or online practitioners is $20 per class. Dana for our Center Link
New International Website is up and running! 
After years of planning, the new website is not available for everyone to enjoy.  Click here to find programming and information about our Santa Barbara center.  By using the links at the top of the page one is able to explore the international group and find teachings globally. It’s a great improvement and we know you will appreciate the new look and functionality.  
Spring Retreat with Dawa
Save the Date: April 24-28 Ojai,CA
Details and registration to follow soon!
Panel Discussion
Feb 9, Thurs 7-9PM
What does it mean to PRACTICE OFF THE CUSHION? Join us for a night of insight, humor, and support as some of our top students answer this hard-hitting question.
Reflective Writing Group
"Write Yourself Out of Confusion" 

 Feb 15, Wed 7-8:30PM
For more information, click here. 

Live Question and Answer session with Dawa Tarchin Phillips
Feb 16, Thurs 7-9PM
Bring those questions and take another step towards enlightenment. Everyone is welcome!

Weekend Curriculum Class with Dawa Tarchin Phillips: The 22 Faculties

February 18 & 19, Sat-Sun,  9AM-1PM

Identified in the Abhidharma are the six senses, the three factors concerning gender, the five feelings,
the five spiritual faculties, and the three super-mundane faculties. This course will discuss how our
understanding of these faculties -our perception of and interaction with the world -contribute to our
ongoing confusion or gradual awakening respectively.

Teacher: Santa Barbara Center's curriculum is led by the resident teacher Dawa Tarchin Phillips, a
masterful dharma teacher and well-known mindfulness and meditation expert. Bodhi Path Santa
Barbara regularly hosts visiting teachers.

Register here
Click here to contribute dana to the teacher.

We have a limited number of scholarships available on a first come basis. You are welcome to register
as a scholarship recipient if full tuition would present a hardship.
Bodhi Path Curriculum Weekend Program 
The Bodhi Path Santa Barbara Multi-Year Curriculum is designed to offer western lay students a comprehensive foundation for dharma study and practice. Registration for each course is required. Our schedule for the year is listed below:

2023 Dates 
The 22 Faculties Feb 18-19  
Buddhahood the Awakened State April 1-2
Spring Retreat April 24-28
Calm Abiding Meditation May 20
Three Yanas and Five Paths Aug 12-13
The States of Meditation Concentration Sept 16-17 
Vajrasattva, the Mantric Remedy Oct 14-15
The Conditioned and the Unconditioned Dec 9-10

Book Club
Feb 28, Tues 7-8:30PM 
We are reading  and discussing poems from the book “The Rain of Wisdom : Vajra Songs of the Kagyu Masters”  If you would like to receive a separate monthly email about the book club, please write to
Link here for info
"Bodhi Path "Rides to the Center" Program.
We are looking to put together people who need a ride to Bodhi Path events at the Center with people offering to give rides.  Please send John Tormey an email at (please include your phone number)
1. if you would like help with rides to the center or
2. if you are willing to give people rides to the center.
 We want to help you get to the center if driving is a "challenge" for you for any reason.
Lending library:  The Bodhipath in Santa Barbara offers a great selections of books.  We have a lending library and several titles available for purchase.  Come check it out!
Sangha Led Activities
Hours and Location
Resident Teacher: Dawa Tarchin Phillips
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Regularly Scheduled Meditations
Every Tuesday 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Meditation and Dharma Teaching
Every Thursday

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Bodhi Path Buddhist Center

102 W. Mission St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 
(805) 284-2704
(entrance in rear off of Chapala St.)
Dawa's Office Hours: Thursday, 4PM - 6PM
Prior appointment only. Please email to schedule. Please submit your request at least 48 hours in advance.This is a chance to meet one-on-one with an authentic Buddhist Dharma teacher to clarify your questions about Buddhism, meditation and your individual practice.

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Bodhi Path Resources
Daily Meditation and Practice with Lama Jampa from the Menlo Park Bodhi Path Center at 5 PM (Pacific Time). 
Meditations include Chenrezig sadhana and Samantabhadra prayer. Click here to join on ZOOM. You will also need to email to get the password.

Karmapa’s Meditations for our Times -
Dharma Teacher Tsony offers continuing online programming detailed on his website:

Bodhi Path Virtual Center (BPVC)– aims to connect participants within a virtual community and offers online live streaming classes. If you would like to get information about their upcoming live stream programs, please send an email to:

Bodhi Path also offers online talks and content at

 January updates from our Sangha pursuing Retreat

Click Here for a letter from Jennifer Stroh, a Bodhi Path Santa Barbara sangha member who is in France pursuing retreat at Dhagpo Kagyu Ling

Click Here for a letter from Paul Gallagher, a Bodhi Path San Luis Obispo sangha member who is in France pursuing retreat at Dhagpo Kagyu Ling

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