At the beginning of the 21st century humanity is poised for a revolution in our understanding of consciousness, as the first-person modes of inquiry of the contemplative traditions of the world are integrated with the third-person methods of modern science. The Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies is dedicated to furthering such interdisciplinary and cross-cultural investigation of the nature and potentials of consciousness and extending its benefits to the general public.


The Institute’s research emphasizes the integration of scientific approaches with contemplative methods adhering to equally high standards, radically expanding the study of the mind to explore its potentials more fully than ever before. Its practice and education focus is on the cultivation of human flourishing and genuine happiness through exceptional mental health and balance, bringing the physical and psychological benefits of training awareness to ever-broader segments of the population and all areas of life.



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Lectures by Khenpo Tsultrim Lodroe

Lectures by Khenpo Tsultrim Lodroe

"It gives me great hope knowing that Khenpo Tsultrim Lodroe Rinpoche exists on this earth! His actions have spoken louder than his words."
- Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche

Friday, May 1, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Meditation in Society

Saturday, May 2, 2015
4:00PM- 6:00 PM
Shamatha & Vipashyana Meditation

Registration $15 per day

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Co-sponsored by the UCSB Religious Studies Department
and the Santa Barbara Institute

Venue: The Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara
1535 Santa Barbara St.,
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Karmapa Teaches on Meditation

“Given that meditation must by its very nature be a personal, individual thing that each person experiences in their own way, based on their own needs and dispositions, based on their own investigation, I think it must never be commercialized or used for commercial purposes.” His Holiness The 17th Karmapa.

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April 12 - April 17, 2015