Odiyana Institute: Tibetan Buddhist, Nyingma Lineage
Teacher: Tulku Orgyen Phuntsok
1524 Anacapa St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
Information: (805) 776-8018
Chenrezig Puja 10am Sunday
mornings, occassionally Green Tara Practice instead
Daylong retreats & Special Events
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/OdiyanaInstitute/
Open Door Sangha
Buddhist Vipassana (Insight)/mindfulness meditation community primarily in the Theravadan tradition. We welcome all in an environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and free of ritual.
Teachers: Alice Alldredge, David Dillinger, Gary Hill, John O’Conner, and Shelley Gault
Contact Information: Hugh Michaels, email@example.com
1. Monday Night Sitting Group
Small Chapel, at the Unity Church 227 East Arrellaga Street (Between Garden and Santa Barbara Streets, parking lot behind church off Valerio St.)
This group sits for 45 minutes (starting right on time, so please come a bit early). The first Monday of each month one of the members gives a short talk to share their practice and leads a discussion.
2. Thursday Night Sitting Group - 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Basement room under the small Chapel, Unity Church, 227 East Arrellaga Street (Between Garden and Santa Barbara Streets, parking lot behind church off Valerio St.).
This group is led by several of the experienced members of the Sangha, many trained at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in the Bay Area. It offers more teaching and guided meditation than the Monday night group. Each meeting will include a time of silent meditation, a short dharma talk, and a discussion.
3. Thursday Noon Sitting at UCSB 12:10-12:50 pm - 4301 Life Sciences Building (room across the breezeway from the elevator).
Alice Alldredge leads a 30-minute meditation with some guiding in the Vipassana tradition for UCSB staff, students, and practitioners from the near-by community. All welcome. Chairs provide
II. Half-day Retreats Twice a Month
The Sangha offers half-day silent retreats on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 9-11:30 AM in the Chapel at Unity Church 227 East Arrellaga St. People may join all or some of the morning.
9:00 – 9:45 am Sitting
9:45 – 10:30 am Walking •10:30 – 11:15 am Sitting
11:15 – 11:30 am Dharmette (Brief talk).
Special Events: Week end and daylong retreats with guest teachers, beginning meditation classes, programs for experienced practitioners, and social events are offered throughout the year.
One Dharma Sangha
Radhule Weinineger, PhD,
A mindfulness sitting group, integrating the Mahayana emphasis on “compassion and freedom for all” with a Theravadan sitting practice. Guided mindfulness meditations are complemented by Kindness, Compassion and Forgiveness practices. We encourage dialogue between Buddhist and Western psychology, and relevant and accessible ways to apply our practice in our daily lives.
Sitting/Practice times & places
Mondays 7-8.15pm St. Michael’s University Church, Isla Vista,
Tuesdays 6pm Museum of Natural History, Mac Vaigh House, EXCEPT for
First Tuesdays 7pm: Trinity Episcopal Church, SB, State and Micheltorena
Thursdays 6pm La Casa de Maria, loft, Montecito
One Sunday afternoon per month, 2.30-6pm:
Mindfulness Practice Half-Day Retreat at La Casa lacasademaria.org