Tara Ling Santa Barbara
Monthly Dharma Meeting
Saturday, July 7th, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
SAVE THE DATE: Empowerment & Teachings with H.E. Jamyang Dagmo Sakya & her grandson, Asanga Sakya Rinpoche
Saturday & Sunday, Aug 4th & 5th
Under the guidance of H.E. Jamyang Dagmo Sakya, (Lama Dagmola), one of Dr. Alan Wallace's senior Tibetan Buddhist teachers, Vidya Gauci will lead the next monthly group meeting for Tara Ling Santa Barbara on Saturday, July 7th. Lama Dagmola requested the establishment of Tara Ling SB to offer the opportunity for local students to sincerely study and practice together.
On July 7th, we will explore a practical understanding of the "eight levels of consciousness" within Tibetan Buddhism as it applies to the practice of shamatha & vipashyana, discuss the establishment and growth of a sound daily practice, and have time for relevant Q & A. We will conclude with meditation practice and a brief mandala offering in honor of H.H. the Dalai Lama's birthday, which is July 6th.
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. Tea & 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.
Subsequent monthly meeting dates are scheduled for: Aug 4th & 5th with Lama Dagmola & her grandson Asanga Rinpoche, Sept 8th, Oct 6th, Nov 3rd and Dec 1st. Special announcement with details of Lama Dagmola's visit to follow soon.
Tara Ling Santa Barbara also regularly meets 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 email@example.com
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.