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We are looking for an additional volunteer to help us with our Audio-Visual needs.  Free training and references provided. It's and amazing opportunity!

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
Curriculum Class:The Awakened State with Dawa Tarchin Phillips
April 1-2, Sat-Sun,  9am-1pm each day
Dharma practice culminates in the attainment of Buddha the awakened state. More than mythology, this state of mature insight into the nature of reality and expansive benefit to self and others needs to be approached through study, contemplation and practice if one wishes to emulate the example of the Buddha and his vast achievements.
Click here for registration and info.

Book Club
March 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
Q&A with Dawa Tarchin Phillips
March 30, Thurs 7-9PM
It will be a special night of Questions and Answers with Dawa. Questions are one of the most important tools we have to discover and explore Dharma. Your questions help all of us, please come and benefit us!
Reflective Writing Group
"Write Yourself Out of Confusion" 
 April 19, Wed 7-8:30PM
For more information, click here. 
Meditation, Clarity & Awakening - Part II
Spring Retreat with Dawa Tarchin Phillips
April 24-28 in Ojai, CA.  
In times of great change, societal undoing and transformation, dharma practitioners have the opportunity to stay focused and grounded through timeless wisdom and proven practices. It is not the times you live in, but the time you spend in practice, that defines and enables your experience of the world and the people around you.

Join Dharma Teacher Dawa Tarchin Phillips and Bodhi Path Santa Barbara for a restorative and transformative spring meditation retreat in the mountains of Ojai at Camp Ramah. Teachings are based on the 37 Practices of The Bodhisattvas.
Attendance of prior retreats or programs not required. All are welcome.
Register Here before April 12.
There are limited scholarships available on a first come basis.  Scholarship applications must be received by April 3rd. Scholarship information Here
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:

Upcoming 2023 Dates 
Buddhahood the Awakened State April 1-2
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
The Heart of Practice Retreat
May 7 -13
Khaydroup is offering an online retreat. Details can be found Here
"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 Bodhi Path 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
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Resident Teacher: Dawa Tarchin Phillips
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Regularly Scheduled Meditations
Every Tuesday 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monthly Calendar

Meditation and Dharma Teaching
Every Thursday

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday Classes
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.
Bodhi Path also offers online talks and content at 

Karmapa’s Meditations for our Times -

Recent 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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