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Mahakankala Buddhist Center

508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States

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October 2017

Quick Path

October 24 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30am on Tuesday, repeating until December 19, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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Free

* Highest Yoga Tantra practitioners only, please.

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Lunchtime Meditation

October 24 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 19, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
$5

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress.

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Foundation Program

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 31, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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We are studying Joyful Path of Good Fortune, living Buddhist Master Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s extraordinary explanation of Lamrim meditation. Lamrim is a special presentation of all Buddha’s teachings in the order in which they can be practiced easily in our busy lives. Taken as personal advice, we can contemplate each Lamrim instruction, allowing the meaning to guide us to very precise meditation objects which improve our ability to maintain a stable experience of peace in our own mind. Through the…

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Offering to the Spiritual Guide Puja

October 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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Free

Everyone is welcome and invited to join us for this beautiful prayer practice. Offering to the Spiritual Guide is a special Guru yoga of Je Tsongkhapa in conjunction with Highest Yoga Tantra. It was compiled by the first Panchen Lama, Losang Chökyi Gyaltsän, as a preliminary practice for Vajrayana Mahamudra. The main practice is relying upon the Spiritual Guide, but it also includes all the essential practices of the stages of the path (Lamrim) and training the mind (Lojong), as…

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Lunchtime Meditation

October 25 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 20, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
$5

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress.

Find out more »

Intro Class

October 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 22, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
$10

5 Habits of Happy People Happiness is something that each one of us longs for, but often our habitual ways of thinking take us in the opposite direction. This 5-week meditation & mindfulness series will explore ways of thinking that uplift the mind. By carrying these practices into our busy daily life with mindfulness, we can maintain a light, joyful attitude whatever life throws our way. Oct 25 – Confidence Nov 1 – Contentment Nov 8 – Acceptance Nov 15…

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Heart Jewel Prayers

October 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until December 21, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
Free

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as pujas, meaning “offering”; and the prayers we recite are sadhanas, meaning “methods for receiving attainments”. Our prayers are in English. We request the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the…

Find out more »

Lunchtime Meditation

October 26 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Thursday, repeating until December 21, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
$5

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress. Thursday is our day to practice a brief Lamrim meditation with our breathing. Lamrim meditations allow…

Find out more »

Prostrations

October 26 @ 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:45pm on Thursday, repeating until November 9, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
Free

Moving Meditation with Chanted Prayers: Prostration Practice Mindful movement combined with chanted prayers and a wish to purify our mind and body. A brief instruction of the practice will be given at the start. Wear clothes that allow you to bend — long, cool pants are best. Newcomers welcome!

Find out more »

Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja

October 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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Free

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as puja, meaning “offering”, or as sadhana, which means “method for receiving attainments”. Using ancient prayers translated into English, we receive the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the Buddhas, and…

Find out more »

Foundation Program

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map

We are studying Joyful Path of Good Fortune, living Buddhist Master Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s extraordinary explanation of Lamrim meditation. Lamrim is a special presentation of all Buddha’s teachings in the order in which they can be practiced easily in our busy lives. Taken as personal advice, we can contemplate each Lamrim instruction, allowing the meaning to guide us to very precise meditation objects which improve our ability to maintain a stable experience of peace in our own mind. Through the…

Find out more »

Meditation for Kids

October 29 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Sunday, repeating until December 17, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
$10

Children will learn simple Buddhist principles, such as kindness, respect for others and keeping a happy heart, through stories, songs, meditation and crafts. A parent needs to accompany each child. Appropriate for ages 6 – 10. Adults will find these introductory teachings valuable as well, and will be able to use what is learned in class throughout the week. Practicing meditation together can support a family life filled with loving-kindness, peace and harmony. Classes are conducted by our Resident Teacher, Keli Vaughan…

Find out more »

Meditation for World Peace

October 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Sunday, repeating until December 31, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map

Sunday Mornings — Everyone Welcome 10:30-11:45am “Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible.” ~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Prayer and meditation are neither small nor passive actions. Rather, they are a force for change in our shared world. Join us to bring peace to our world through the action of meditation, and dedicating our prayers for world peace. Everyone is welcome – you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend. Each class consists of a guided breathing meditation, preparatory…

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Long Protector Puja

October 29 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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Free

This extensive sadhana—ritual prayers for spiritual attainments—is called “Kangso” in Tibetan, which means “Fulfilling and Restoring Ritual.” Usually performed once a month in Dharma Centers in our tradition, it is used for fulfilling our heart commitment to practice Lamrim, Lojong, and Mahamudra, for restoring any degenerate or broken commitments we may have incurred, and to rely on the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden, regarding him as inseparable from our Spiritual Guide and Buddha. All chanted prayers are free, and everyone is welcome to…

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Heart Jewel Prayers

October 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday, repeating until December 18, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
Free

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as pujas, meaning “offering”; and the prayers we recite are sadhanas, meaning “methods for receiving attainments”. Our prayers are in English. We request the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the…

Find out more »

Quick Path

October 31 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30am on Tuesday, repeating until December 19, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
Free

* Highest Yoga Tantra practitioners only, please.

Find out more »

Lunchtime Meditation

October 31 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 19, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
$5

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress.

Find out more »

Foundation Program

October 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 31, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map

We are studying Joyful Path of Good Fortune, living Buddhist Master Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s extraordinary explanation of Lamrim meditation. Lamrim is a special presentation of all Buddha’s teachings in the order in which they can be practiced easily in our busy lives. Taken as personal advice, we can contemplate each Lamrim instruction, allowing the meaning to guide us to very precise meditation objects which improve our ability to maintain a stable experience of peace in our own mind. Through the…

Find out more »
November 2017

Heart Jewel Prayers

November 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until December 20, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
Free

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as pujas, meaning “offering”; and the prayers we recite are sadhanas, meaning “methods for receiving attainments”. Our prayers are in English. We request the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the…

Find out more »

Lunchtime Meditation

November 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 20, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
$5

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress.

Find out more »

Intro Class

November 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 22, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
$10

5 Habits of Happy People Happiness is something that each one of us longs for, but often our habitual ways of thinking take us in the opposite direction. This 5-week meditation & mindfulness series will explore ways of thinking that uplift the mind. By carrying these practices into our busy daily life with mindfulness, we can maintain a light, joyful attitude whatever life throws our way. Oct 25 – Confidence Nov 1 – Contentment Nov 8 – Acceptance Nov 15…

Find out more »

Heart Jewel Prayers

November 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until December 21, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
Free

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as pujas, meaning “offering”; and the prayers we recite are sadhanas, meaning “methods for receiving attainments”. Our prayers are in English. We request the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the…

Find out more »

Lunchtime Meditation

November 2 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Thursday, repeating until December 21, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
$5

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress. Thursday is our day to practice a brief Lamrim meditation with our breathing. Lamrim meditations allow…

Find out more »

Prostrations

November 2 @ 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:45pm on Thursday, repeating until November 9, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
Free

Moving Meditation with Chanted Prayers: Prostration Practice Mindful movement combined with chanted prayers and a wish to purify our mind and body. A brief instruction of the practice will be given at the start. Wear clothes that allow you to bend — long, cool pants are best. Newcomers welcome!

Find out more »

Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja

November 3 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
Free

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as puja, meaning “offering”, or as sadhana, which means “method for receiving attainments”. Using ancient prayers translated into English, we receive the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the Buddhas, and…

Find out more »

Foundation Program

November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map

We are studying Joyful Path of Good Fortune, living Buddhist Master Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s extraordinary explanation of Lamrim meditation. Lamrim is a special presentation of all Buddha’s teachings in the order in which they can be practiced easily in our busy lives. Taken as personal advice, we can contemplate each Lamrim instruction, allowing the meaning to guide us to very precise meditation objects which improve our ability to maintain a stable experience of peace in our own mind. Through the…

Find out more »

Meditation for Kids

November 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Sunday, repeating until December 17, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
$10

Children will learn simple Buddhist principles, such as kindness, respect for others and keeping a happy heart, through stories, songs, meditation and crafts. A parent needs to accompany each child. Appropriate for ages 6 – 10. Adults will find these introductory teachings valuable as well, and will be able to use what is learned in class throughout the week. Practicing meditation together can support a family life filled with loving-kindness, peace and harmony. Classes are conducted by our Resident Teacher, Keli Vaughan…

Find out more »

Meditation for World Peace

November 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Sunday, repeating until December 31, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map

Sunday Mornings — Everyone Welcome 10:30-11:45am “Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible.” ~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Prayer and meditation are neither small nor passive actions. Rather, they are a force for change in our shared world. Join us to bring peace to our world through the action of meditation, and dedicating our prayers for world peace. Everyone is welcome – you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend. Each class consists of a guided breathing meditation, preparatory…

Find out more »

Heart Jewel Prayers

November 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday, repeating until December 18, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
Free

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as pujas, meaning “offering”; and the prayers we recite are sadhanas, meaning “methods for receiving attainments”. Our prayers are in English. We request the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the…

Find out more »

Quick Path

November 7 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30am on Tuesday, repeating until December 19, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
Free

* Highest Yoga Tantra practitioners only, please.

Find out more »

Lunchtime Meditation

November 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 19, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
$5

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress.

Find out more »

Powa Prayers

November 7 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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Free

Through practicing transference of consciousness — known as ‘powa’ — with faith, compassion, and concentration we can transfer the consciousness of those recently deceased to a higher rebirth or to the Pure Land of a Buddha. The Powa Ceremony can be done either by a group of practitioners or individually on behalf of one or more deceased persons, or countless deceased beings. By engaging in this practice we also create a great collection of virtue, which will also lead us…

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Foundation Program

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map

We are studying Joyful Path of Good Fortune, living Buddhist Master Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s extraordinary explanation of Lamrim meditation. Lamrim is a special presentation of all Buddha’s teachings in the order in which they can be practiced easily in our busy lives. Taken as personal advice, we can contemplate each Lamrim instruction, allowing the meaning to guide us to very precise meditation objects which improve our ability to maintain a stable experience of peace in our own mind. Through the…

Find out more »

Heart Jewel Prayers

November 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until December 20, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
Free

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as pujas, meaning “offering”; and the prayers we recite are sadhanas, meaning “methods for receiving attainments”. Our prayers are in English. We request the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the…

Find out more »

Lunchtime Meditation

November 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 20, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
$5

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress.

Find out more »

Intro Class

November 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 22, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
$10

5 Habits of Happy People Happiness is something that each one of us longs for, but often our habitual ways of thinking take us in the opposite direction. This 5-week meditation & mindfulness series will explore ways of thinking that uplift the mind. By carrying these practices into our busy daily life with mindfulness, we can maintain a light, joyful attitude whatever life throws our way. Oct 25 – Confidence Nov 1 – Contentment Nov 8 – Acceptance Nov 15…

Find out more »

Heart Jewel Prayers

November 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until December 21, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
Free

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as pujas, meaning “offering”; and the prayers we recite are sadhanas, meaning “methods for receiving attainments”. Our prayers are in English. We request the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the…

Find out more »

Lunchtime Meditation

November 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Thursday, repeating until December 21, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
$5

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress. Thursday is our day to practice a brief Lamrim meditation with our breathing. Lamrim meditations allow…

Find out more »

Prostrations

November 9 @ 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:45pm on Thursday, repeating until November 9, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
Free

Moving Meditation with Chanted Prayers: Prostration Practice Mindful movement combined with chanted prayers and a wish to purify our mind and body. A brief instruction of the practice will be given at the start. Wear clothes that allow you to bend — long, cool pants are best. Newcomers welcome!

Find out more »

Offering to the Spiritual Guide Puja

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
Free

Everyone is welcome and invited to join us for this beautiful prayer practice. Offering to the Spiritual Guide is a special Guru yoga of Je Tsongkhapa in conjunction with Highest Yoga Tantra. It was compiled by the first Panchen Lama, Losang Chökyi Gyaltsän, as a preliminary practice for Vajrayana Mahamudra. The main practice is relying upon the Spiritual Guide, but it also includes all the essential practices of the stages of the path (Lamrim) and training the mind (Lojong), as…

Find out more »

Meditation for Kids

November 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Sunday, repeating until December 17, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
$10

Children will learn simple Buddhist principles, such as kindness, respect for others and keeping a happy heart, through stories, songs, meditation and crafts. A parent needs to accompany each child. Appropriate for ages 6 – 10. Adults will find these introductory teachings valuable as well, and will be able to use what is learned in class throughout the week. Practicing meditation together can support a family life filled with loving-kindness, peace and harmony. Classes are conducted by our Resident Teacher, Keli Vaughan…

Find out more »

Meditation for World Peace

November 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Sunday, repeating until December 31, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map

Sunday Mornings — Everyone Welcome 10:30-11:45am “Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible.” ~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Prayer and meditation are neither small nor passive actions. Rather, they are a force for change in our shared world. Join us to bring peace to our world through the action of meditation, and dedicating our prayers for world peace. Everyone is welcome – you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend. Each class consists of a guided breathing meditation, preparatory…

Find out more »

Heart Jewel Prayers

November 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday, repeating until December 18, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
Free

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as pujas, meaning “offering”; and the prayers we recite are sadhanas, meaning “methods for receiving attainments”. Our prayers are in English. We request the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the…

Find out more »

Quick Path

November 14 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30am on Tuesday, repeating until December 19, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
Free

* Highest Yoga Tantra practitioners only, please.

Find out more »

Lunchtime Meditation

November 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 19, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
$5

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress.

Find out more »

Heart Jewel Prayers

November 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until December 20, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
Free

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as pujas, meaning “offering”; and the prayers we recite are sadhanas, meaning “methods for receiving attainments”. Our prayers are in English. We request the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the…

Find out more »

Lunchtime Meditation

November 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 20, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
$5

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress.

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Intro Class

November 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 22, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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$10

5 Habits of Happy People Happiness is something that each one of us longs for, but often our habitual ways of thinking take us in the opposite direction. This 5-week meditation & mindfulness series will explore ways of thinking that uplift the mind. By carrying these practices into our busy daily life with mindfulness, we can maintain a light, joyful attitude whatever life throws our way. Oct 25 – Confidence Nov 1 – Contentment Nov 8 – Acceptance Nov 15…

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Heart Jewel Prayers

November 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until December 21, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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Free

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as pujas, meaning “offering”; and the prayers we recite are sadhanas, meaning “methods for receiving attainments”. Our prayers are in English. We request the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the…

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Lunchtime Meditation

November 16 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Thursday, repeating until December 21, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
$5

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress. Thursday is our day to practice a brief Lamrim meditation with our breathing. Lamrim meditations allow…

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Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja w/ Offerings

November 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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Free

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as puja, meaning “offering”, or as sadhana, meaning “method for receiving attainments”. Using ancient prayers translated into English, we receive the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the Buddhas, and help…

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Overcoming Anxiety

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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$15

Meditations for Taking the Edge Off Overcoming anxiety sounds like a lot of work, doesn’t it? But what is anxiety? Like depression, anxiety and other uncomfortable states of mind are temporary, which means they can change. Join us for these drop-in classes to learn Buddhist meditations for changing our mind from negative to positive. Class fee $15 or Bring A Friend for $20. Taught by our Resident Teacher, Keli Vaughan.

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Meditation for Kids

November 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Sunday, repeating until December 17, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
$10

Children will learn simple Buddhist principles, such as kindness, respect for others and keeping a happy heart, through stories, songs, meditation and crafts. A parent needs to accompany each child. Appropriate for ages 6 – 10. Adults will find these introductory teachings valuable as well, and will be able to use what is learned in class throughout the week. Practicing meditation together can support a family life filled with loving-kindness, peace and harmony. Classes are conducted by our Resident Teacher, Keli Vaughan…

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Meditation for World Peace

November 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Sunday, repeating until December 31, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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Sunday Mornings — Everyone Welcome 10:30-11:45am “Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible.” ~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Prayer and meditation are neither small nor passive actions. Rather, they are a force for change in our shared world. Join us to bring peace to our world through the action of meditation, and dedicating our prayers for world peace. Everyone is welcome – you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend. Each class consists of a guided breathing meditation, preparatory…

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Heart Jewel Prayers

November 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday, repeating until December 18, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
Free

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as pujas, meaning “offering”; and the prayers we recite are sadhanas, meaning “methods for receiving attainments”. Our prayers are in English. We request the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the…

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Quick Path

November 21 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30am on Tuesday, repeating until December 19, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
Free

* Highest Yoga Tantra practitioners only, please.

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Lunchtime Meditation

November 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 19, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
$5

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress.

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Heart Jewel Prayers

November 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until December 20, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
Free

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as pujas, meaning “offering”; and the prayers we recite are sadhanas, meaning “methods for receiving attainments”. Our prayers are in English. We request the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the…

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Lunchtime Meditation

November 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 20, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
$5

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress.

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Intro Class

November 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 22, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
$10

5 Habits of Happy People Happiness is something that each one of us longs for, but often our habitual ways of thinking take us in the opposite direction. This 5-week meditation & mindfulness series will explore ways of thinking that uplift the mind. By carrying these practices into our busy daily life with mindfulness, we can maintain a light, joyful attitude whatever life throws our way. Oct 25 – Confidence Nov 1 – Contentment Nov 8 – Acceptance Nov 15…

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Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja

November 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
Free

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as puja, meaning “offering”, or as sadhana, which means “method for receiving attainments”. Using ancient prayers translated into English, we receive the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the Buddhas, and…

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Offering to the Spiritual Guide Puja

November 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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Free

Everyone is welcome and invited to join us for this beautiful prayer practice. Offering to the Spiritual Guide is a special Guru yoga of Je Tsongkhapa in conjunction with Highest Yoga Tantra. It was compiled by the first Panchen Lama, Losang Chökyi Gyaltsän, as a preliminary practice for Vajrayana Mahamudra. The main practice is relying upon the Spiritual Guide, but it also includes all the essential practices of the stages of the path (Lamrim) and training the mind (Lojong), as…

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Meditation for Kids

November 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Sunday, repeating until December 17, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
$10

Children will learn simple Buddhist principles, such as kindness, respect for others and keeping a happy heart, through stories, songs, meditation and crafts. A parent needs to accompany each child. Appropriate for ages 6 – 10. Adults will find these introductory teachings valuable as well, and will be able to use what is learned in class throughout the week. Practicing meditation together can support a family life filled with loving-kindness, peace and harmony. Classes are conducted by our Resident Teacher, Keli Vaughan…

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Meditation for World Peace

November 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Sunday, repeating until December 31, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map

Sunday Mornings — Everyone Welcome 10:30-11:45am “Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible.” ~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Prayer and meditation are neither small nor passive actions. Rather, they are a force for change in our shared world. Join us to bring peace to our world through the action of meditation, and dedicating our prayers for world peace. Everyone is welcome – you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend. Each class consists of a guided breathing meditation, preparatory…

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Heart Jewel Prayers

November 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday, repeating until December 18, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
Free

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as pujas, meaning “offering”; and the prayers we recite are sadhanas, meaning “methods for receiving attainments”. Our prayers are in English. We request the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the…

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Quick Path

November 28 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30am on Tuesday, repeating until December 19, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
Free

* Highest Yoga Tantra practitioners only, please.

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Lunchtime Meditation

November 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 19, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
$5

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress.

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Heart Jewel Prayers

November 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until December 20, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
Free

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as pujas, meaning “offering”; and the prayers we recite are sadhanas, meaning “methods for receiving attainments”. Our prayers are in English. We request the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the…

Find out more »

Lunchtime Meditation

November 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 20, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
$5

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress.

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Long Protector Puja

November 29 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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Free

This extensive sadhana—ritual prayers for spiritual attainments—is called “Kangso” in Tibetan, which means “Fulfilling and Restoring Ritual.” Usually performed once a month in Dharma Centers in our tradition, it is used for fulfilling our heart commitment to practice Lamrim, Lojong, and Mahamudra, for restoring any degenerate or broken commitments we may have incurred, and to rely on the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden, regarding him as inseparable from our Spiritual Guide and Buddha. All chanted prayers are free, and everyone is welcome to…

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Heart Jewel Prayers

November 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until December 21, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
Free

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as pujas, meaning “offering”; and the prayers we recite are sadhanas, meaning “methods for receiving attainments”. Our prayers are in English. We request the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the…

Find out more »

Lunchtime Meditation

November 30 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Thursday, repeating until December 21, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
$5

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress. Thursday is our day to practice a brief Lamrim meditation with our breathing. Lamrim meditations allow…

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Prostrations

November 30 @ 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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Free

Moving Meditation with Chanted Prayers: Prostration Practice Mindful movement combined with chanted prayers and a wish to purify our mind and body. A brief instruction of the practice will be given at the start. Wear clothes that allow you to bend — long, cool pants are best. Newcomers welcome!

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December 2017

Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja

December 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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Free

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as puja, meaning “offering”, or as sadhana, which means “method for receiving attainments”. Using ancient prayers translated into English, we receive the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the Buddhas, and…

Find out more »

Foundation Program

December 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until December 15, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map

We are studying Joyful Path of Good Fortune, living Buddhist Master Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s extraordinary explanation of Lamrim meditation. Lamrim is a special presentation of all Buddha’s teachings in the order in which they can be practiced easily in our busy lives. Taken as personal advice, we can contemplate each Lamrim instruction, allowing the meaning to guide us to very precise meditation objects which improve our ability to maintain a stable experience of peace in our own mind. Through the…

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Blissful Path Retreat

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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$20

These guided retreat sessions are open to Highest Yoga Tantra practitioners and those who will receive their first HYT empowerments in 2018. Spend a day improving your self-generation meditation practice. In these four sessions, we will use the prayers The Blissful Path to improve our visualization and to increase our understanding of the meanings of Vajrayogini practice. All sessions will be guided by our Resident Teacher, Keli Vaughan. Session 1   10:00 am Session 2   11:30 am Session 3    2:30 pm…

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Meditation for Kids

December 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Sunday, repeating until December 17, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
$10

Children will learn simple Buddhist principles, such as kindness, respect for others and keeping a happy heart, through stories, songs, meditation and crafts. A parent needs to accompany each child. Appropriate for ages 6 – 10. Adults will find these introductory teachings valuable as well, and will be able to use what is learned in class throughout the week. Practicing meditation together can support a family life filled with loving-kindness, peace and harmony. Classes are conducted by our Resident Teacher, Keli Vaughan…

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Meditation for World Peace

December 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Sunday, repeating until December 31, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map

Sunday Mornings — Everyone Welcome 10:30-11:45am “Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible.” ~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Prayer and meditation are neither small nor passive actions. Rather, they are a force for change in our shared world. Join us to bring peace to our world through the action of meditation, and dedicating our prayers for world peace. Everyone is welcome – you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend. Each class consists of a guided breathing meditation, preparatory…

Find out more »

Heart Jewel Prayers

December 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday, repeating until December 18, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
Free

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as pujas, meaning “offering”; and the prayers we recite are sadhanas, meaning “methods for receiving attainments”. Our prayers are in English. We request the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the…

Find out more »

Quick Path

December 5 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30am on Tuesday, repeating until December 19, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
Free

* Highest Yoga Tantra practitioners only, please.

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Lunchtime Meditation

December 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 19, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
$5

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress.

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Powa Prayers

December 5 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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Free

Through practicing transference of consciousness — known as ‘powa’ — with faith, compassion, and concentration we can transfer the consciousness of those recently deceased to a higher rebirth or to the Pure Land of a Buddha. The Powa Ceremony can be done either by a group of practitioners or individually on behalf of one or more deceased persons, or countless deceased beings. By engaging in this practice we also create a great collection of virtue, which will also lead us…

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Foundation Program

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 19, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map

We are studying Joyful Path of Good Fortune, living Buddhist Master Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s extraordinary explanation of Lamrim meditation. Lamrim is a special presentation of all Buddha’s teachings in the order in which they can be practiced easily in our busy lives. Taken as personal advice, we can contemplate each Lamrim instruction, allowing the meaning to guide us to very precise meditation objects which improve our ability to maintain a stable experience of peace in our own mind. Through the…

Find out more »

Heart Jewel Prayers

December 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until December 20, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
Free

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as pujas, meaning “offering”; and the prayers we recite are sadhanas, meaning “methods for receiving attainments”. Our prayers are in English. We request the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the…

Find out more »

Lunchtime Meditation

December 6 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 20, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
$5

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress.

Find out more »

Heart Jewel Prayers

December 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until December 21, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
Free

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as pujas, meaning “offering”; and the prayers we recite are sadhanas, meaning “methods for receiving attainments”. Our prayers are in English. We request the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the…

Find out more »

Lunchtime Meditation

December 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Thursday, repeating until December 21, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
$5

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress. Thursday is our day to practice a brief Lamrim meditation with our breathing. Lamrim meditations allow…

Find out more »

Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja w/ Offerings

December 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
Free

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as puja, meaning “offering”, or as sadhana, meaning “method for receiving attainments”. Using ancient prayers translated into English, we receive the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the Buddhas, and help…

Find out more »

Meditation for Kids

December 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Sunday, repeating until December 17, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
$10

Children will learn simple Buddhist principles, such as kindness, respect for others and keeping a happy heart, through stories, songs, meditation and crafts. A parent needs to accompany each child. Appropriate for ages 6 – 10. Adults will find these introductory teachings valuable as well, and will be able to use what is learned in class throughout the week. Practicing meditation together can support a family life filled with loving-kindness, peace and harmony. Classes are conducted by our Resident Teacher, Keli Vaughan…

Find out more »

Meditation for World Peace

December 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Sunday, repeating until December 31, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map

Sunday Mornings — Everyone Welcome 10:30-11:45am “Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible.” ~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Prayer and meditation are neither small nor passive actions. Rather, they are a force for change in our shared world. Join us to bring peace to our world through the action of meditation, and dedicating our prayers for world peace. Everyone is welcome – you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend. Each class consists of a guided breathing meditation, preparatory…

Find out more »

Offering to the Spiritual Guide Puja

December 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
Free

Everyone is welcome and invited to join us for this beautiful prayer practice. Offering to the Spiritual Guide is a special Guru yoga of Je Tsongkhapa in conjunction with Highest Yoga Tantra. It was compiled by the first Panchen Lama, Losang Chökyi Gyaltsän, as a preliminary practice for Vajrayana Mahamudra. The main practice is relying upon the Spiritual Guide, but it also includes all the essential practices of the stages of the path (Lamrim) and training the mind (Lojong), as…

Find out more »

Heart Jewel Prayers

December 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday, repeating until December 18, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map
Free

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as pujas, meaning “offering”; and the prayers we recite are sadhanas, meaning “methods for receiving attainments”. Our prayers are in English. We request the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the…

Find out more »

Quick Path

December 12 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30am on Tuesday, repeating until December 19, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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* Highest Yoga Tantra practitioners only, please.

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Lunchtime Meditation

December 12 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 19, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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$5

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress.

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Foundation Program

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 19, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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We are studying Joyful Path of Good Fortune, living Buddhist Master Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s extraordinary explanation of Lamrim meditation. Lamrim is a special presentation of all Buddha’s teachings in the order in which they can be practiced easily in our busy lives. Taken as personal advice, we can contemplate each Lamrim instruction, allowing the meaning to guide us to very precise meditation objects which improve our ability to maintain a stable experience of peace in our own mind. Through the…

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Heart Jewel Prayers

December 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until December 20, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as pujas, meaning “offering”; and the prayers we recite are sadhanas, meaning “methods for receiving attainments”. Our prayers are in English. We request the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the…

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Lunchtime Meditation

December 13 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 20, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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$5

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress.

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Heart Jewel Prayers

December 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until December 21, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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Free

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as pujas, meaning “offering”; and the prayers we recite are sadhanas, meaning “methods for receiving attainments”. Our prayers are in English. We request the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the…

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Lunchtime Meditation

December 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Thursday, repeating until December 21, 2017

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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$5

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress. Thursday is our day to practice a brief Lamrim meditation with our breathing. Lamrim meditations allow…

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Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja

December 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as puja, meaning “offering”, or as sadhana, which means “method for receiving attainments”. Using ancient prayers translated into English, we receive the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the Buddhas, and…

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