Tag archives: Dawa Tarchin Phillips

Sacred Sites Screening Online 
By Steven Libowitz   |   April 16, 2024

Back in 2018, Dawa Tarchin Phillips, resident teacher of Bodhi Path Santa Barbara and co-founder and former Director of Education of UCSB’s Center for Mindfulness and Human Potential, led two dozen people on an around-the-world pilgrimage, visiting 17 sacred sites in five countries on four continents in 30 days.  “The intention was to learn about […]

Creating Hope with Pico Iyer and the Dalai Lama
By Steven Libowitz   |   May 20, 2021

It’s no surprise that UCSB Arts & Lectures has turned to the XIV Dalai Lama for the keynote event in its year-long 2021-2022 Creating Hope programming initiative. After all, not only has His Holiness, who is believed to be a manifestation of the Bodhisattva of Compassion, spent much of his life encouraging people to be […]

Local Buddhist Communities Continue Offerings
By Steven Libowitz   |   April 23, 2020

The Santa Barbara Institute for Conscious Studies’ most recent newsletter includes more updates, meditation sessions and other materials from founder Alan Wallace along with another gem: a prayer and practice involving Tārā the Curer of Infectious Disease. H. E. Dagyum Chenmo Kusho Sakya has advised, translated and offered the practice at this time of global […]

More Streaming Buddhism: BodhiPath Beckons
By Steven Libowitz   |   April 9, 2020

Resident teacher Dawa Tarchin Phillips launches a new three-week course over Zoom on Thursday evenings, offering “What the Buddha Taught” as a way to explore your own life’s journey in light of the Buddha’s wisdom from the perspectives of personal maturation, liberation, awakening and service. The 7-9 pm sessions April 9-23, accessed via Zoom at […]

Buddhism Online Breakdown
By Tim Buckley   |   March 26, 2020

All of Santa Barbara Buddhist Meditation’s in-person gatherings are on hiatus during the crisis with COVID-19, but at least the Tuesday Night Mindfulness Group has moved online. The evenings, that usually took place at Purnamaya Ayurveda & Sound Healing Center in Ventura and included a Dharma talk, sitting meditation and the opportunity to practice other […]

Bodhi Path in Cyberspace
By Steven Libowitz   |   March 19, 2020

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 […]

Back on the Path
By Steven Libowitz   |   March 12, 2020

Santa Barbara Bodhi Path Center resident teacher Dawa Tarchin Phillips will be leading a two-part class over successive Thursdays this month, as “Awakening Bodhicitta – How to Open Your Heart and Develop Love and Compassion” takes place 7-9 pm on March 12 and 19. The course addresses how we may be familiar with the benefits […]

‘Going for Refuge’ at Bodhi Path
By Steven Libowitz   |   February 20, 2020

It’s not too late to join the Mission Street Buddhist Center’s new two-year program of long weekend immersions to fully explore the path of awakening – in fact, the entire program is geared toward entering the curriculum at any time. “Going for Refuge – A Journey Toward Trust and Immutable Confidence,” which takes place 10 […]

Demystifying Dharma
By Steven Libowitz   |   January 16, 2020

Bodhi Path Santa Barbara is part of an international organization of Buddhist centers and groups founded by Shamarpa (the 14th Shamar Rinpoche) with the expressed purpose of exploring the methods and wisdom of the timeless teachings of the Buddha in order to better understand and work with our mind and emotions. Shamarpa, along with the […]

Authentic Movement: A Truly Moving Experience
By Steven Libowitz   |   August 29, 2019

Until two months ago, your faithful correspondent had never experienced Authentic Movement, a simple form of self-directed movement in the presence of at least one witness, with attention directed inward. As movers follow present-time inner impulses to produce spontaneous gestures and movements as well as moments of stillness, the witness watches and tracks his or […]

Hollywood Medium’s Rare Visit
By Steven Libowitz   |   August 8, 2019

According to Tyler Henry, he first noticed his clairvoyant abilities at age 10, when he woke suddenly one night with a strong feeling his grandmother was about to die. Minutes later, his family received a call informing them of his grandmother’s passing. After this experience, Henry regularly experienced vivid dreams that frequently contained messages from […]

Embracing Embodied Emotions… and the Earth
By Steven Libowitz   |   April 4, 2019

Things have evolved since last we heard from Yemaya Renuka Duby, the healer whose Bones of Freedom technique was the centerpiece of her practice, including an introductory session at Yoga Soup last spring. While she’s had some forays into nutrition and other modalities, Duby found herself drawn back to what had motivated her for years. […]

MAPS: a GPS for Inner Peace
By Steven Libowitz   |   February 28, 2019

Mindfulness as a valuable human practice has been popular in the west at least since Ram Dass penned “Be Here Now” in 1971 and the Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh wrote his series of teachings of the subject. In recent years, scientific studies at Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, and elsewhere have proven that a consistent mindfulness […]

Double Dose of Psychedelics
By Steven Libowitz   |   January 17, 2019

EntheoMedicine Santa Barbara, which has yet to celebrate its first birthday as a vast local information center and host for experts and prominent speakers in the area of plant medicine and the spiritual benefits of psychedelics, kicks off 2019 in a big way. The organization has not only booked two speakers for a regular event […]

A Month of Sundays: New Meditation Series at DiviniTree
By Steven Libowitz   |   December 27, 2018

DiviniTree Santa Barbara, which is entering its first New Year since undergoing a change in ownership, is launching right into 2019 with a new meditation sampler series. “A Year of Centering,” which takes place over four consecutive Sundays, January 6-27, is designed to offer a wide-ranging set of essential tools and insights to integrate into […]

SKY pilot
By Steven Libowitz   |   December 13, 2018

The SKY Meditation program was just getting a toe-hold in Santa Barbara earlier this year when an unexpected personal situation caused a step back just as the technique, popular around the country, was getting ready to begin a series of regular trainings. After an eight-month hiatus, SKY returned with two free intro evenings earlier this […]

Busy Times at Bodhi Path
By Steven Libowitz   |   October 4, 2018

October offers myriad opportunities for mediation at Bodhi Path Santa Barbara and beyond – including the center’s first-ever online experience – plus other Buddhist gatherings and more moving experiences. The busy times at Bodhi Path begin 7 to 9 pm Thursday, October 4, with a panel discussion on Dharma and Relationships, always a timely topic […]

Perspectives on Healing, Scored with Music
By Steven Libowitz   |   September 8, 2018

Gary Malkin was slated to serve as the centerpiece of Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care’s (VNHC) 5th annual PHorum: Perspectives in Healthcare long before the Thomas Fire ignited in Santa Paula Canyon in early December, chewing up houses in Ventura and elsewhere as it snaked its way north in the foothills along the coast. The […]

The Medicine of Attention
By Steven Libowitz   |   August 2, 2018

5Rhythms was devised by Gabrielle Roth in the late 1970s and draws from indigenous and world traditions, employing shamanistic, ecstatic, mystical and eastern philosophies, as well as Gestalt therapy and transpersonal psychology. Dancing the 5Rhythms is a practice, a dynamic way to both workout and meditate in the same breath, where the body becomes the […]

The “Shape of Meditation”: Down and in, Not up and out
By Steven Libowitz   |   June 14, 2018

Meditation is much more than mindfulness, and a deeper state a more readily available through the body, says Timothy Tillman, M.A., CHT, a now Santa Barbara-based Somatic and Hakomi therapist who also leads weekly meditation gatherings at both a yurt at his Mission Canyon home and at Yoga Soup. Tillman – who is also a […]