Special Events

candlelight-bannerBringing the Sacred into the World: Rituals & Symbols in Modern Buddhism

Saturday, February 21 10am-1pm

Mahakankala Buddhist Center
508 Brinkerhoff Ave.

What makes a book or an image or a place holy? A pure mind observing an object with faith is what makes the object sacred. In this short workshop we will investigate the meanings behind some of our rituals in the Kadampa Buddhist tradition, with an emphasis on getting to the heart of all spiritual practice — a mind of faith.

This workshop will be presented in two parts with a break for refreshments. Guided meditations and Q & A sessions included. No pre-registration required.

Suggested donation $20


What Is Tantra?

2014 feb Goleta-bannerSaturday, March 28 10am-1pm

Mahakankala Buddhist Center
508 Brinkerhoff Ave.

Buddha clearly described the highest level of spiritual development possible in his teachings on Tantra, as well as the methods for achieving this transformative state. It is evident in our world that without a clear vision of what is possible, discouragement, boredom and complacency easily arise; it can be difficult to be inspired to make the most of our life and to truly make a difference in the world. The Buddhist practice of Tantra gives us an inspiring vision of our pure potential: we can each become the peaceful, joyful, productive, loving person we long to be. These Tantric views and meditations allow us to access the blissful and healing capacity of our mind, greatly empowering our spiritual practices and daily activities. Open to everyone.

This workshop will be presented in two parts with a break for refreshments. Guided meditations included. No pre-registration required.

Suggested donation $20