Four Day Intensive Buddhist Studies Course with Khenpo Tsering – August 17 – 20, 2018

We are happy to host Khenpo Tsering Samdrup again this August for a 4-day intensive Buddhist Studies course from Friday to  Monday, August 25-28.

The course will cover three texts by Maitreya. Bring your pen, notebooks, and copies of the texts. This program is not geared towards beginners but rather students with some background in Buddhist philosophy. If you are not sure if this course is for you, you are welcome to join us for the first session(s) before comitting to the full program.

The course will use two of Maitreya’s Five Teachings to provide an “analysis of how ordinary confused consciousness can be transformed into wisdom,“ and how we should understand Buddha Nature, the “ground of enlightenment… and the nature and qualities of Buddhahood.”  We will also begin studying volume one of Mipham Rinpoche’s Gateway to Knowledge, a condensation of the Buddha’s teachings, “the philosophical backbone of the living tradition of Tibettan Buddhism”.

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July 21-22, 2018 – Weekend Program with Khaydroup Zangmo

Teachings on the Six Paramitas plus opportunities for personal Interviews with the teacher

Teacher Khaydroup Zangmo will be at the San Luis Obispo Bodhi Path Center to teach on the Six Paramitas and give personal interviews on Saturday and Sunday, July 21-22.

Personal interviews – Sunday afternoon (2-4 PM) has been set aside for personal interviews with Khaydroup. This is a unique opportunity to ask questions, bring up issues and seek advice from an authentic Dharma teacher in a one-on-one meeting. Please contact us at  if you want to schedule an interview with Khaydroup.

The Six Paramitas – “Paramita is a Sanskrit term, which means “perfection” – perfection in attitude, action and practice. The accomplishment of these perfections will result in the achievement of the ultimate perfection of wisdom. . . It is perfect wisdom that discriminates everything clearly and precisely without any distortion. . .  it is important to train in the Six Paramitas because the training allows us to see a different way, and a better way. It reveals to us how the conditions of samsara obscure the mind.” – Lama Jigme Rinpoche.

Donations – There is no fee for attending the program, but we hope all attendees will practice generosity by making a donation as an offering to the teacher and to help cover expenses. The recommended donation is $50-60, but any amount is welcome. You can donate ahead of time online using the button below. Donations will also be accepted at the center and can be made by cash, check or credit card.


Saturday, July 21
10 AM – 12 PM: The Six Paramitas (1 & 2)
12 PM – 2 PM: Lunch Break
2 PM – 4 PM: The Six Paramitas (3 & 4)

Sunday, July 22
10 AM – 12 PM: The Six Paramitas (5 & 6)
12 PM – 2 PM: Lunch Break
2 PM – 4 PM: Time for personal Interviews with Khaydroup

Lunch: Please feel free to bring your own lunch. The backyard deck and garden will be set up for group lunches. Alternatively, there are a number of restaurants nearby.

Online Course

June 22-24

Streaming live at San Luis Obispo Bodhi Path


Join us at the center for this special series that will be live-streamed from the Chicago Bodhi Path Center. The seminar offers an introduction to the Buddhist path, how it can help us understand the world and our place within it, and the role it can play in transforming our lives.

Friday June 22, 5:30pm-7pm (Pacific Time)
Saturday June 23, 11:30am-1:30pm and 2pm-4pm (Pacific Time)
Sunday June 24, 8:30am-10:30am and 12pm-2pm (Pacific Time)

Suited for newcomers and experienced practitioners alike, this program provides a foundation for the path of practice and study offered by Bodhi Path Buddhist centers.

The San Luis Obispo Bodhi Path has registered our center for this seminar series to provide our community with a rare opportunity to hear this gifted teacher. Voluntary donations to support the center and the teacher may be given at the door.

If you cannot make it to the center, you can register (for a fee) for the streamed seminar at:


Attending all sessions is recommended to get the most from this special opportunity.


How the views and methods of Buddhism offer a unique path for dealing with the challenges of our day and age.


What gives rise to our experience and what can we do about it?


Learn the practice of calm abiding and the stages of meditation practice.


What is mind and how does it function, according to Buddhist theory.


How to integrate the Buddha’s teachings into your everyday life.

Khenpo Tsering Teaches at the Center in April

Sundays from 10 AM to 12 PM at the Center

We are fortunate to have Khenpo Tsering Samdup with us this month. Khenpo will lead us in meditation and grace us with a teachings based on Shantideva’s classic text “The Way of the Bodhisattva”. This is a rare opportunity to hear teachings from an accessible scholar of buddhist philosophy.



April 6, 7 & 8, 2018 – Lama Jampa Thaye Teaches in San Luis Obispo

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The Power of Buddhism Public Talk
7 to 8:30 PM, Friday, April 6, 2018
White Heron Sangha Meditation Center
6615 Bay Laurel Place, Avila Beach, CA

The Bodhi Path Buddhist Center of San Luis Obispo is sponsoring a public talk on the power and wisdom of Buddhism in western culture on Friday evening. Attendance is free. Donations are encouraged. Directions to the White Heron Center.

All sentient beings possess Buddha nature, the seed of the wisdom, compassion and power of full realization. These boundless qualities are covered by our habits of self-clinging and ignorance, which can be overcome by the mind of awakening – bodhicitta – and developing the six perfections of generosity, patience,  ethics, effort and meditation that lead to wisdom.

The Four Dharmas of Gampopa
Saturday, April 7 & Sunday April 8

10 AM to 12 PM and 2 PM to 4 PM both days
San Luis Obispo Bodhi Path Center
3484 Gregory Court, San Luis Obispo, CA

The San Luis Obispo Bodhi Path Center is pleased to host Lama Jampa Thaye for a two-day teaching retreat. There will be morning and afternoon sessions with an “on your own” lunch break. There is a fee to attend these teachings.

One Day – $35 for Bodhi Path Members, $40 for non-members, $50 for sustaining patrons.
Two Days – $60 for members, $70 for non-members, $80 for sustaining patrons.

Those attending the first day can decide to attend the second day and pay the difference. You can register and pay by cash, check or credit card at the center  or register online ahead of time at:

Description: The Four Dharmas of Gampopa is an explanation of Gampopa’s four-line teaching which provides an overview of the path of mixed sutra and tantra. It begins with contemplation of the four thoughts, progresses through the preliminary, development and completion practices of Vajrayana, and culminates in Mahamudra and Dzokchen, the supreme meditations of the Kagyu and Nyingma schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

About Lama Jampa Thaye
Lama Jampa Thaye is a scholar, author and meditation master trained in the Sakya and Karma Kagyu traditions of Buddhism.  He is authorized as a Lama and Vajrayana master by his two main teachers Karma Thinley Rinpoche and His Holiness Sakya Trizin. Complete biography.