Tara Ling Santa Barbara
Monthly Dharma Meeting
Saturday, March 17th, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
H.E. Jamyang Sakya (Lama Dagmola), one of Dr. Alan Wallace's senior Tibetan Buddhist root teachers, recently visited Santa Barbara as she has for years, and requested the establishment of Tara Ling Santa Barbara to provide an opportunity for local students to sincerely study and practice together. This visit, she kindly gave our group publicVajrayana teachings and the empowerment of Chenrezi, Lord of Compassion, a beautiful core Buddhist practice.
During our next monthly group meeting, on Saturday, March 17th, Vidya Gauci will give an introduction to Vajrayana, and we will together go over the practice of Chenrezi that we recently received, with time for relevant Q&A. We will use the practice book, "An Ocean of Compassion" published by Sakya Monastery, and for supplemental study, we will draw from Karma Chagme's, "A Spacious Path to Freedom", Chapter 2, entitled Stage of Generation. Copies of the practice will be provided.
We will be meeting at EMID* in Goleta from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. through the generous kindness of one of our students. Subsequent monthly meeting dates are scheduled for April 7th, May 5th, June 2nd, and July 7th. Tea and light snacks will be provided. Please plan to arrive at 9:45 so that we may begin at 10. There is chair seating, but if you wish, you are welcome to bring your own mats or cushions.
Tara Ling Santa Barbara is also regularly meeting now for meditation practice each Monday from 7:00 - 8:20 p.m. at the Unity Church Main Sanctuary, 227 East Arrellaga, Santa Barbara. Vidya Gauci leads the meetings with a short dharma talk, followed by two meditation sessions, focusing on calm abiding or shamatha practice.
All are welcome to attend the monthly and weekly meetings, which are free with donations welcome. For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Best of wishes,
*DIRECTIONS to EMID: Exit off the 101 at Winchester Canyon, and make an immediate left at the gas station onto Calle Real, which parallels the 101N. Go up several blocks and make a right onto Vereda Leyenda where you will see the adobe sign "Rancho Embarcadero." Midway up the block is #224, an historic Spanish adobe building. There is a small adjacent parking lot to EMID, and lots of street parking on the right hand side. Travel tip: do NOT follow the directions given by Map Quest; they will not lead you to Rancho Embarcadero.
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