Next monthly meeting:
Saturday June 18th
with Kimberley Snow
10am - 1pm
224 Vereda Leyenda, Goleta
The SBI Study Group provides an opportunity for local residents who wish to deepen their dharma studies and practice within the support of a group environment. The SBI Study Group is free and open to all dharma students; no registration is required.
The next SBI Study Group on Saturday, June 18th is "Everyday Dharma" with Kimberley Snow and will focus on how to specifically apply Buddhist teachings to everyday life. Drawing on the teachings of Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, Alan Wallace, Rodney Smith, Ponlop Rinpoche and others, the group will investigate meditation in action, integration through contemplation, and other methods that can directly and immediately impact the way we move in the world and relate to ourselves and others.
Some of the subjects that will be covered include conceptions and misconceptions about Buddhist practice, dealing with fear, vertical and horizontal time, fragmentation and integration, developing curiosity and confidence, and how to make dharma your own. Questions and discussion will be encouraged. Please join us.
These days people often feel that they have very little time to practice meditation, but even just a little bit of practice every day has a powerful positive effect. Sitting for thirty minutes in a quiet space is very helpful, but you can do it whenever and wherever you can. You can meditate while riding the subway to work, while on hold with our phone company, or while waiting for your water to boil. Be practical about it, and just do what works for you.
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche,
Rebel Buddha: On the Road to Freedom
DATE CHANGE: Writing & Meditation Weekend Writing Workshop with Kimberley Snow & Barry Spacks, held at the Mission Renewal Center, Old Mission, SB, has been rescheduled for July 29-31.
More information: www.writingyourselfhome.net
The next SBI Study Group series, based on Alan Wallace's new book, Minding Closely, will led by Vidya Gauci and will begin July 23. Other dates in 2011: August 27; Sept 24; Oct 29; Nov 19; & Dec 17.
In this series, the format will include two meditation practice sessions, discussion of the monthly reading, a short break and relevant dharma questions and answers.
All are also invited to join weekly meditation practice at Unity Church Sanctuary every Monday evening, 7-8:15 p.m , 227 East Arrellaga St., Santa Barbara.
Through the kindness of one of our retreat participants, we are meeting monthly at the Embarcadero Municipal Improvement District Meeting Center (EMID), a beautiful public facility in Goleta. The official website of this serene venue in a quiet residential neighborhood is www.emidsb.org. The address is 224 Vereda Leyenda, and directions and parking info are below.*
We look forward to our next meeting. Please plan to arrive by 9:45 a.m. so that we may begin promptly by 10. There is ample chair seating, and if you wish, please bring your meditation cushions/mat for practice. Light snacks and tea will be provided. Please bring your own bottled water. For any further questions, please contact Vidya Gauci at email@example.com
* 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.
For archived notes on previous study groups from Vidya Gauci,
please go to our website: www.sbinstitute.com
SBI Study Group
Weekly Meditation Classes
MONDAYs 7:00 to 8:15pm
Main Sanctuary at Santa Barbara Unity Church
227 East Arrellaga Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101