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The suggested donation for in person or online practitioners is $20 per class. Dana for our Center Link
Discussion on The Thirty-five Buddhas
Dec 15, 7-9 PM
Our Curriculum class (held on December 10 & 11th) concludes with this discussion. The discussion portion of this class is one of the most important parts of the class.  Your input, observations, and questions are critical to this conversation. 
Group Meditation
Dec 22, 7-9PM
We will offer a night of meditation practice. The holidays can be tricky, join us to help center yourself as a gift to others!
Movie night at the center!
Dec 29, 7-9PM
There will not be an online offering with this event, but if you are in town, please join us. Movie title to be announced soon.
Bodhicitta with Trinlay Rinpoche
Jan 12, 7-9PM and
Jan 14-15, Sat-Sun 9AM-1PM

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.

Karma Trinlay Rinpoche is a Buddhist master and scholar. Details about the teacher can be found here.  
Register for the weekend course here.
Reflective Writing Group
"Write Yourself Out of Confusion" 

The December meeting has been moved to Wed, Jan 18, 7 to 8:30PM
For more information, click here. 

Book Club
The December meeting has been moved to January. 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!
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. For information about the program and the course schedule for 2022 click here. 
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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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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

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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