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Group Meditation
Jan 5, Thurs 7-9PM
Meditation practice at the center with our trained facilitators. We have a full schedule this month at the Bodhi Path, so come help us ring in the new year as we set the stage for some important teachings in 2023.
Bodhicitta with Trinlay Rinpoche
Jan 12, Thurs 7-9PM and
One of the central themes in Mahayana Buddhism, Bodhicitta is the wish to benefit all beings, growing awareness through a combination of wisdom and compassion.  Join on us for this special Thursday night with our visiting teacher.
Weekend Curriculum class with Karma Trinlay Rinpoche: Bodhicitta
January 14-15th, Sat-Sun 9AM-1PM
Bodhicitta is a natural aspect of the mind that, motivated by compassion, strives towards and commits to enlightenment. By experiencing the wisdom of Ultimate Bodhicitta, we can develop daily compassion that is free from the grips of ego and self-concern.
Class will be held online and in person January 14 and 15th from 9:00AM to 1:00pm on both days with a short break.

Karma Trinlay Rinpoche is a Buddhist master and scholar. Born of French and American parentage, Rinpoche is one of the first Westerners to be recognized as a Tulku (reincarnation of a Buddhist saint) by H.H. the late 16th Karmapa. Karma Trinlay Rinpoche has received all the important transmissions of Buddhism, as well as completed both traditional Buddhist and Western academic studies in the fields of philosophy and history. Fluent in English, French, and Tibetan, Rinpoche is a charismatic speaker who teaches regularly in Buddhist centers and universities in Europe, America and Asia. Karma Trinlay Rinpoche is a genuine bridge between the East and the West, the traditional and the modern.

Register for the weekend course here.
Reflective Writing Group
"Write Yourself Out of Confusion" 

 Jan 18, Wed 7-8:30PM
For more information, click here. 
Finding Freedom with Dawa Tarchin Phillips
Jan 19 & 26 - two Thursdays 7-9PM
How can you avoid the 3 biggest mistakes that keep your spiritual practice from bearing fruit? This class introduces the meaning and aim of the path of awakening and the authentic teachings of Buddha in modern times. Whether you are a student, a seeker, a scholar, a practitioner, or simply curious, this essential series will show you how to avoid the 3 biggest pitfalls of modern practitioners and take joyful first steps toward reducing your own and others' suffering once and for all. This class is especially suited for newcomers.

Book Club
Dates TBA. 
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!
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Resident Teacher: Dawa Tarchin Phillips
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Regularly Scheduled Meditations
Every Tuesday 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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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

Spring 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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