Online Resources

Live online practice and teachings:

2:00-2:30 PM PT – Daily (M-F) Dharma with Dawa Tarchin Phillips. A 30 minute live meditation practice session from Santa Barbara. Details here.

5:00 PM PT – Daily Meditation and Practice with Lama Jampa from the Menlo Park Bodhi Path Center at 5 PM (Pacific Time). Meditations include Chenrezig sadhana and Samantabhadra prayer. Click here to join on ZOOM. You will also need to email SF@bp.org to get the password.

Wednesdays, 4 to 4:30 PM PT – Teacher Khaydroup Zangmo leads Chenrezig practice. Zoom connection information is available on the Bodhi Path New York City calendar and Bodhi Path Martha’s Vineyard calendar. The group will be practicing the “Chenrezig Sadhana and Commentary” in English with musical accompaniment.

Upcoming Online Events

Sunday, August 16 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM (Pacific Time) – Khaydroup Zangmo continues her monthly teachings on The King of Prayers, A commentary on The Noble King of Prayers of Excellent Conduct by Shamar Rinpoche. This month’s teaching and discussion will cover the Sixth Paramita of Wisdom. 

Connect to the ZOOM online program using the Sunday Meditation and Discussion link above.

August 15 & 16, 10 AM to 4 PM – Dawa Tarchin Phillips leads a weekend program on Precious Human Life – Our Working Basis for the Spiritual Path. Details and registration information available online from the Santa Barbara Bodhi Path Center.

Recorded videos:

The Karmapa:
https://www.karmapa.org – Information, guidance and teachings from Thaye Dorje, the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa and head of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

Jigme Rinpoche – from Dhagpo Kagyu Ling in France. Lama Jigme Rinpoche will share a weekly teaching [in English] so that each of us may receive useful practice instructions wherever we may be. From April 26 to June 28, Rinpoche will give a teaching each Sunday morning from 10 to 11:30 am (Paris time), available through Dhagpo’s Youtube channel. If you’re not available at 1 AM Pacific Time, you can watch recordings of these teachings on Dhagpo’s YouTube channel.

Dharma Teacher Tsony – Brief video teachings on current events:  http://bodhipath.org/tsony-videos/

Lama Jampa Thaye: Lots of video teachings on Buddhism and the Dharma on his YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/user/LamaJampaThaye

Updated on May 24, 2020


 

We’re Going Online!

March 20, 2020 – Thursday evening meditation and Sunday morning meetings of the San Luis Obispo Bodhi Path will be held online only until further notice. We’ll be using the ZOOM platform. links and information below to join us! 

Please join us using the links posted here.

THURSDAY EVENING MEDITATION 
6-7 PM – Choose a quiet spot at home to join us for group meditation. If you have room, we usually include 10 minutes of walking meditation.

SUNDAY MEDITATION & DISCUSSION
Sunday mornings from 10 AM to 11:30 AM
We’ll follow our usual format starting with sitting meditation followed by a group discussion. This Sunday’s topic will be the “Ethic” section of Jigme Rinpoche’s Six Paramitas text from Khaydroup’s online teaching last week. A PDF of this text can be downloaded from our web site at:
 http://slobodhipath.org/docs/paramitas/2002paramitas_jigme_rinpoche.pdf.

Other Updates:

Lama Jampa Thaye’s weekend program on April 11-12 is cancelled. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Lama Jampa Thaye will not be traveling to the U.S. We are sad to have to cancel his program. Hopefully he will be able to return in the near future.

Keep up to date with us on our local web site (slobodhipath.org) and our Facebook page (Facebook.com/BodhiPathSLO).

Responding to the coronavirus outbreak

March 14, 2020. Based on a commitment to non-harming, the reality of global interdependence and recommendations of public health agencies, the Steering Committee has decided that it is in the best interest of our community to suspend activities at the center to reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus. We will miss being together for meditation and sharing community. We are not sure how long we’ll remain closed. An email will be sent out when we are confident it is time to re-open. Updates will also be available here on our local web site: slobodhipath.org.

  1. Effective immediately, all in person meetings are cancelled for the foreseeable future.
  2. This Sunday’s online teaching (March 15) with Khaydroup will not be held at the center, but will be streamed at 10:30 AM PT as scheduled. To join this online meeting from home click this link using your computer or mobile device: https://zoom.us/j/613840028. NOTE: please remember to join the meeting BEFORE 10:30.
  3. Individuals may choose to meet in small groups, perhaps in homes, as local guidance allows and using your best discretion. We are currently NOT able to offer the Bodhi Path Center as a meeting location.
  4. Lama Jampa Thaye’s weekend program on April 11 & 12 has been cancelled.

Online practice resources: 

  • http://www.bodhipath.org/streamedclasses/
  • Teachings from Bodhi Path Teacher Lama Tsony: https://tsony.com
  • Teachings from Bodhi Path Visiting Teacher Lama Jampa Thaye: https://lamajampa.org
  • Mindworks.org meditation app has introductory offers and includes teachings from numerous Bodhi Path teachers including Karma Trinlay Rinpoche, Gyalwa Trungam, PhD, Khenpo Tsering, Bart Mendel, Khaydroup, Rachel, and others.
    • The regular price is $25 per month, but we’re discounting this to $10 for the first month.
    • You can also use the discount code (genuinemeditation) for $15 off any course, or you can use it to become a Mindworks Member. Membership gives you access to all courses, a full subscription to the App and much more. Learn more about the benefits of membership at mindworks.org.

Please feel free to reach out to Bodhi Path SLO with additional questions and suggestions at slo@bodhipath.org.  

Please take care of yourself and others during this time of uncertainty and keep in mind all of those around the world who are experiencing the same fear and uncertainty we are.

Warm regards,
San Luis Obispo Bodhi Path Center

Cancelled… Weekend Program with Lama Jampa Thaye: April 11-12, 2020

 

Update on March 18, 2020: Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Lama Jampa Thaye will not be traveling to the U.S. Sadly, we have to cancel this weekend program. Hopefully he will be able to return in the near future.

Lama Jampa Thaye returns to San Luis Obispo for a full and varied program on Saturday and Sunday, April 11 & 12, 2020. Online registration before the program is required. Costs are $20 for a single session and $50 for the full weekend.

Click here to register.

Saturday April 11, 10 am-12 pm and 2-4 pm: The Song of Mahamudra  by Jamgon Kongtrul

The Song of Lodro Thaye’, composed by the great non-sectarian master, Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye (1813–1899), is a definitive guide to mahamudra, the highest teaching of the Kagyu tradition and the quintessence of all the sutras and tantras of the Buddha. Expressed in the form of a spontaneous spiritual song or ‘doha’, Jamgon Kontrul’s verses on mahamudra continue a tradition dating back to the golden age of Vajrayana Buddhism in India – the time of the ‘Eighty-Four Mahasiddhas’ – who achieved consummate mastery of mahamudra and expressed their realization in songs. These songs are characterized by their distillation of the mahamudra teachings into rich yet pithy verses which have the power to awaken instantaneous understanding in students, without the need for lengthy scholastic training or study.

Lama Jampa Thaye will explain Jamgon Kongtrul’s song in full, through which students will receive an authentic introduction to mahamudra in its three primary aspects of basis, path and fruit.  Copies of the text will be provided as part of the program.

Sunday, April 12

10 am-12 pm:  Introducing Bringing Mind Training to Life

Lama Jampa will give teachings on mind training (Tib: LOJONG) with reference to the recently published text of Shamar Rinpoche’s teachings ‘Bringing Mind Training to Life’, An engaging and lively exploration by Shamar Rinpoche of the frequently studied Buddhist subject called lojong, or mind training. The material is made especially applicable for our modern-day lives.  Copies of Bringing Mind Training to Life will be available for purchase at the Center.

*2 pm-4 pm:  The Gom Lung of Chenrezig, transmission and guided meditation

“Lung” in Tibetan is the tradition of orally transmitting a text through the master reading it to the student. An unbroken lineage of oral transmissions going back generations. This transmission bestows the authority to meditate on Chenrezig, the embodiment of compassionate energy. It is one of the most widespread meditation practices in Vajrayana Buddhism and is a core practice of Bodhi Path centers.

* Chenrezig transmission requires one to have taken refuge vows.  Please contact the center at slo@bodhipath.org by March 31 if you are interested in taking vows.  We will try to arrange an opportunity prior to this program.

About Lama Jampa Thaye:
Lama Jampa Thaye is a scholar and meditation master trained in the Sakya and Karma Kagyu traditions of Buddhism. He has been authorized as a Lama and Vajrayana master since 1988 by his two main teachers Karma Thinley Rinpoche and His Holiness Sakya Trichen (41st Sakya Trizin), and in 2014, Shamar Rinpoche requested he teach at Bodhi Path Centers. He holds a doctorate from the University of Manchester for his work on Tibetan religious history and lectured for over twenty years at the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University.

Registration:
Online registration before the program strongly encouraged and makes our job easier. Click here to register. Fees are suggested donations and do not fully cover the cost of the program or include a teacher offering. The teachings are given on a donation basis, no one turned away for lack of funds.  Please be generous with your offering to the teacher and the sangha.