Bodhi Path in Cyberspace
Bodhi Path Santa Barbara has announced that it wants to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 while still providing support to the sangha and community by moving all programs to online platforms until further notice. All programs may be accessed at their regularly scheduled times via Zoom links. Tuesday night sangha-led meditations take place 6-7 pm at https://zoom.us/j/582915912. Part 2 of “Awakening Bodhicitta – How to Open Your Heart and Develop Love and Compassion” from resident teacher Dawa Tarchin Phillips, takes place 7-9 pm Thursday, March 19, at https://zoom.us/j/746-572-464.
Phillips will also teach “Buddha Nature: Uncovering the Sacred Within” on March 21-22, from 10 am to 4 pm both days, during which he will address “Our True, or Awakened Nature – Buddha – a timeless subject of scientific exploration, philosophical examination and spiritual contemplation.” The class will explore and discover how awakened nature works, and why following a path to awakening with sincerity and commitment is the most effective way of reducing suffering, and accessing potential for happiness and freedom. The fee is $250, with scholarships available. Register at: http://groupspaces.com/BodhiPathOnline/item/1244935.
Meanwhile, the Mahakankala Buddhist Center has announced that it is closing through the end of March, and perhaps longer, while investigating moving meditations and other sessions to streaming online.