Special Events

  • Buddhist Teachings on Death

    7:30 – 9:00pm on the 2nd Monday of each month this fall Sept 8 • Oct 13 • Nov 10 • Dec 8 There is nothing more precious than our human life. Having been born as a human being we have immense freedom to accomplish almost anything we want. But what will make us truly happy? What will benefit others …

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    Center Cherishing Day

    Saturday • August 30 • 9am – noon Please come and help us clean and spruce up the center! Its a wonderful way to create positive karma and help us provide a comfortable and clean place for everyone to enjoy.

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    Happiness as a Lifestyle

    Sunday, August 31 • Wednesday September 3 Two free public talks in Santa Barbara by Kelsang Wangpo, resident teacher at Mahakankala Buddhist Center Everybody wants to be happy and keeping a happy mind important for everybody. If we are happy then we will not experience problems or negative feelings. However, when we become unhappy life seems more difficult. Most of us …

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    Tara Chanting Retreat

    Sunday, August 31 and Monday,  September 1 Join us for any or all of the sessions in this special Tara retreat. This month we will hold a special 24 hour Tara Retreat where we perform a short prayer practice called ‘Liberation from Sorrow’ at regular intervals during 24 hours. Retreat times are: Sunday August 31 7:00pm, 11:00pm Monday September 1 …

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    Meditation, Mindfulness and Modern Life – Lompoc

    Saturday September 27 in Lompoc 10am to 1pm Mindfulness is the art of bringing positive states of mind into the present moment. When we learn how to do this, all our daily activities become deeply satisfying and meaningful. By living in the present, we free ourselves from the mental burden of our worries and over-scheduled lives. We will reduce stress, …

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    Using Wisdom to Create Happiness

    An Urban Meditation Retreat Thursday Sept 4 through Sunday Sept 7 Buddha’s teachings give us a swift and direct method to help us to attain the happiness that we all long for, and that is our actual nature. During this retreat, based on the special arrangement of meditations known as Lamrim, we will learn how to connect to our potential …

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