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508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States

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January 2018

Quick Path

January 23 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30am on Tuesday, repeating until June 26, 2018

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

January 23 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 26, 2018

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

January 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 30, 2018

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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Heart Jewel Prayers

January 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until June 20, 2018

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

January 24 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 20, 2018

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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Intro Class

January 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 21, 2018

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

Creating the World We Want Each class begins with a guided breathing meditation and culminates with a second meditation based upon the evening’s topic. There is no requirement to attend the the whole series. Drop in to any or all classes in this course. Perfect for beginners or those with meditation experience. Open to everyone. Class Fee $10 There is no requirement to attend the the whole series.

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Quick Path w/ Offerings

January 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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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No Lunchtime Meditation Today

January 25 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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Prostrations

January 25 @ 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:45pm on Thursday, repeating until June 28, 2018

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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Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja

January 26 @ 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…

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Mahamudra Retreat Intro

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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$10

Developing tranquil abiding on the nature of the mind. To introduce this 4-session retreat, our Resident Teacher, Keli Vaughan, will give some encouragement and explanation of meditating on the clarity of the mind from The Oral Instructions of the Mahamudra. Meditation on our root mind is particularly powerful in overcoming distracting thoughts – the main obstacle to concentration – and in ripening the realization of clear light. During the retreat practical instruction on training in meditation will be combined with…

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Mahamudra Retreat

January 27 @ 10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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$20

Developing tranquil abiding on the nature of the mind according to The Oral Instructions of the Mahamudra. Meditation on our root mind is particularly powerful in overcoming distracting thoughts – the main obstacle to concentration – and in ripening the realization of clear light. During the retreat practical instruction on training in meditation will be combined with explanation of the nature of our mind. Session 1 — 10:30-11:45am Session 2 — 1:45-3:00pm Session 3 — 3:30-4:45pm Session 4 — 5:15-6:30pm

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Meditation for Kids

January 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Sunday, repeating until June 24, 2018

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

January 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Sunday, repeating until June 24, 2018

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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Long Protector Puja

January 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…

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Quick Path

January 30 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30am on Tuesday, repeating until June 26, 2018

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

January 30 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 26, 2018

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

January 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 30, 2018

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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Heart Jewel Prayers

January 31 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until June 20, 2018

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

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

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 20, 2018

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

January 31 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 21, 2018

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

Creating the World We Want Each class begins with a guided breathing meditation and culminates with a second meditation based upon the evening’s topic. There is no requirement to attend the the whole series. Drop in to any or all classes in this course. Perfect for beginners or those with meditation experience. Open to everyone. Class Fee $10 There is no requirement to attend the the whole series.

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February 2018

Heart Jewel Prayers

February 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until June 21, 2018

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…

Find out more »

Lunchtime Meditation

February 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Thursday, repeating until June 21, 2018

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

During this Thursday half hour session we are guided through a simple Lamrim meditation. This type of meditation allows us to focus on virtue in our own mind, and is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. We begin by focusing on the breath so our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking can fall away. From within this peaceful space, we contemplate the day's Lamrim object and focus on it with concentration. Increasing our familiarity with Lamrim minds in meditation…

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Prostrations

February 1 @ 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:45pm on Thursday, repeating until June 28, 2018

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!

Find out more »

Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja

February 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 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 »

Meditation for Kids

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Sunday, repeating until June 24, 2018

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

February 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Sunday, repeating until June 24, 2018

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…

Find out more »

Heart Jewel Prayers

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

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday, repeating until June 26, 2018

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…

Find out more »

Quick Path

February 6 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30am on Tuesday, repeating until June 26, 2018

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

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

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 26, 2018

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

February 6 @ 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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Heart Jewel Prayers

February 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until June 20, 2018

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…

Find out more »

Lunchtime Meditation

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

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 20, 2018

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

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

An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 21, 2018

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

Creating the World We Want Each class begins with a guided breathing meditation and culminates with a second meditation based upon the evening’s topic. There is no requirement to attend the the whole series. Drop in to any or all classes in this course. Perfect for beginners or those with meditation experience. Open to everyone. Class Fee $10 There is no requirement to attend the the whole series.

Find out more »

Heart Jewel Prayers

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

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until June 21, 2018

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…

Find out more »

Lunchtime Meditation

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

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Thursday, repeating until June 21, 2018

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

During this Thursday half hour session we are guided through a simple Lamrim meditation. This type of meditation allows us to focus on virtue in our own mind, and is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. We begin by focusing on the breath so our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking can fall away. From within this peaceful space, we contemplate the day's Lamrim object and focus on it with concentration. Increasing our familiarity with Lamrim minds in meditation…

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Tara Puja

February 8 @ 6:45 pm - 7:30 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. At Kadampa Centers worldwide, the eighth of the month is Tara Day. Green Tara is a female Buddha, whose name means Rescuer; she is the embodiment of swift compassion. If we rely upon Tara sincerely and with strong faith, she will protect us from all obstacles and fulfill all our wishes. Everyone is welcome and invited to join us for Tara’s chanted prayer practice, Liberation from Sorrow.

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The Practice of Heart Jewel

February 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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Heart Jewel is a prayer practiced by Kadampa Buddhists around the world -- chanted in a group or mentally recited to improve our minds of compassion and wisdom. Our Resident Teacher, Keli Vaughan will give a brief introduction to the meaning of this practice before we engage in Heart Jewel as a group. Prayers are in English and we have copies for use and for purchase for your personal practice. Donations for teachings accepted.

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Offering to the Spiritual Guide Puja

February 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day 10 of the month, repeating until March 10, 2018

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

February 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Sunday, repeating until June 24, 2018

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

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

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Sunday, repeating until June 24, 2018

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…

Find out more »

Heart Jewel Prayers

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

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday, repeating until June 26, 2018

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…

Find out more »

Quick Path

February 13 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30am on Tuesday, repeating until June 26, 2018

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

February 13 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 26, 2018

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

February 13 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 27, 2018

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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Foundation Program

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 27, 2018

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

February 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until June 20, 2018

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…

Find out more »

Lunchtime Meditation

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

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 20, 2018

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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Intro Class

February 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 21, 2018

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

Creating the World We Want Each class begins with a guided breathing meditation and culminates with a second meditation based upon the evening’s topic. There is no requirement to attend the the whole series. Drop in to any or all classes in this course. Perfect for beginners or those with meditation experience. Open to everyone. Class Fee $10 There is no requirement to attend the the whole series.

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Heart Jewel Prayers

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

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until June 21, 2018

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

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

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Thursday, repeating until June 21, 2018

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

During this Thursday half hour session we are guided through a simple Lamrim meditation. This type of meditation allows us to focus on virtue in our own mind, and is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. We begin by focusing on the breath so our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking can fall away. From within this peaceful space, we contemplate the day's Lamrim object and focus on it with concentration. Increasing our familiarity with Lamrim minds in meditation…

Find out more »

Prostrations

February 15 @ 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:45pm on Thursday, repeating until June 28, 2018

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 w/ Offerings

February 16 @ 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, 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 »

Foundation Program

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until February 23, 2018

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

February 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Sunday, repeating until June 24, 2018

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

February 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Sunday, repeating until June 24, 2018

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

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

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday, repeating until June 26, 2018

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

February 20 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30am on Tuesday, repeating until June 26, 2018

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

February 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 26, 2018

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

February 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 27, 2018

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 »

Foundation Program

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 27, 2018

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

February 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until June 20, 2018

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

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

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 20, 2018

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

February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 21, 2018

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

Creating the World We Want Each class begins with a guided breathing meditation and culminates with a second meditation based upon the evening’s topic. There is no requirement to attend the the whole series. Drop in to any or all classes in this course. Perfect for beginners or those with meditation experience. Open to everyone. Class Fee $10 There is no requirement to attend the the whole series.

Find out more »

Heart Jewel Prayers

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

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until June 21, 2018

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

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

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Thursday, repeating until June 21, 2018

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

During this Thursday half hour session we are guided through a simple Lamrim meditation. This type of meditation allows us to focus on virtue in our own mind, and is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. We begin by focusing on the breath so our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking can fall away. From within this peaceful space, we contemplate the day's Lamrim object and focus on it with concentration. Increasing our familiarity with Lamrim minds in meditation…

Find out more »

Prostrations

February 22 @ 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:45pm on Thursday, repeating until June 28, 2018

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 w/ Offerings

February 23 @ 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, 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 »

Foundation Program

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until February 23, 2018

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

February 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Sunday, repeating until June 24, 2018

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

February 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Sunday, repeating until June 24, 2018

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

February 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day 25 of the month, repeating until March 25, 2018

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…

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Heart Jewel Prayers

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

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday, repeating until June 26, 2018

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

February 27 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30am on Tuesday, repeating until June 26, 2018

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

February 27 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 26, 2018

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

February 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 27, 2018

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 »

Foundation Program

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 27, 2018

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 »

Lunchtime Meditation

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

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 20, 2018

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 »

Long Protector Puja

February 28 @ 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…

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March 2018

Heart Jewel Prayers

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

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until June 21, 2018

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

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

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Thursday, repeating until June 21, 2018

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

During this Thursday half hour session we are guided through a simple Lamrim meditation. This type of meditation allows us to focus on virtue in our own mind, and is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. We begin by focusing on the breath so our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking can fall away. From within this peaceful space, we contemplate the day's Lamrim object and focus on it with concentration. Increasing our familiarity with Lamrim minds in meditation…

Find out more »

Prostrations

March 1 @ 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:45pm on Thursday, repeating until June 28, 2018

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

March 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
+ Google Map

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 »

Meditation for Kids

March 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Sunday, repeating until June 24, 2018

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

March 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Sunday, repeating until June 24, 2018

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

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

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday, repeating until June 26, 2018

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

March 6 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30am on Tuesday, repeating until June 26, 2018

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

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

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 26, 2018

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

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

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 20, 2018

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

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

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until June 20, 2018

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

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

An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 20, 2018

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

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

An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 21, 2018

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

Topic to be announced soon...

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Heart Jewel Prayers

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

An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until June 21, 2018

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

March 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Thursday, repeating until June 21, 2018

Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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During this Thursday half hour session we are guided through a simple Lamrim meditation. This type of meditation allows us to focus on virtue in our own mind, and is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. We begin by focusing on the breath so our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking can fall away. From within this peaceful space, we contemplate the day's Lamrim object and focus on it with concentration. Increasing our familiarity with Lamrim minds in meditation…

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Tara Puja

March 8 @ 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Mahakankala Buddhist Center, 508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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Everyone is welcome and invited to join us for this beautiful prayer practice. At Kadampa Centers worldwide, the eighth of the month is Tara Day. Green Tara is a female Buddha, whose name means Rescuer; she is the embodiment of swift compassion. If we rely upon Tara sincerely and with strong faith, she will protect us from all obstacles and fulfill all our wishes. Everyone is welcome and invited to join us for Tara’s chanted prayer practice, Liberation from Sorrow.

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Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja

March 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 5:30pm on Friday, repeating until March 23, 2018

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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Foundation Program

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until March 23, 2018

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

March 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day 10 of the month, repeating until March 10, 2018

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

March 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Sunday, repeating until June 24, 2018

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