Live Webcast Teaching with Khaydroup Zangmo on March 19th

 The SLO Bodhi Path center will host a live webcast teaching and discussion on Lojong (The Seven Points of Mind Training) with Dharma Teacher Khaydroup Zangmo.

Sunday, March 19th from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM during our regular Sunday meeting at the center. If you cannot make it to the center and would like to participate, send an email to: and we will send instructions for joining the webcast from your own computer or mobile device.

This week, Khaydroup will focus on the First Point of Mind Training (Lojong), “Learn the Preliminaries”, starting on page 41 of “The Path to Awakening” text.

“The first step toward awakening is taking refuge in the Three Jewels: the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha. Before even taking that first step […] however, you must learn the four thoughts that turn the mind towards enlightenment: precious human birth, impermanence, karma, and the defects of samsara.” – from The Path to Awakening

Khaydroup Teaches in Santa Barbara on March 11

From the Santa Barbara Bodhi Path…

The Day of Practice will consist of morning and afternoon sessions and you are encouraged to attend both sessions. There will be readings, discussion, and practice. We will break for lunch at the center from 12-1, so please bring your own food (tea will be available) or you can purchase a sandwich or salad a block away and eat at the center.  Those wishing to talk more with Khaydroup can do so at any of the breaks, lunch, or during an early dinner.

The Prayer of the Seven Branches is found again and again in many forms throughout Buddhist texts. Using Shamar Rinpoche’s commentary on The King of Prayers, this Day of Practice will be devoted to understanding and practicing each of these seven branches.

Saturday, March 11, 9:30-12 and 1-4 with lunch break at the center 12-1

Registration from 9 to 9:30 am

Patrons of any Bodhi Path Center: $50 both sessions, $30 one session
Non Patron: $60 both sessions $35 one session
No one turned away for lack of funds

About the Teacher: Khaydroup completed two 3 year retreats in France under the guidance of the realized master Gendun Rinpoche. Before that she spent 5 years studying with Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. At the request of Shamar Rinpoche, Khaydroup moved back to the US in 2000 to be a resident teacher at the Santa Barbara Bodhi Path Center. During the two years she was there, she helped found both the San Luis Obispo Bodhi Path and West Los Angeles Bodhi Path Centers. The West Los Angeles group moved to Pasadena in 2004 where Khaydroup continues as the resident teacher.

Something New on Sunday Feb, 5… a web meeting with Khaydroup!

Dharma Teacher Khaydroup Zangmo will be presenting an interactive teaching and discussion on Shamar Rinpoche’s book “The Path to Awakening” via web meeting during our regularly scheduled morning meditation and discussion on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.

This initial session will provide an introduction to the book’s topic, The Seven Points of Mind Training (Lojong), and how it can benefit our everyday lives and our practice.

Tentative Schedule

10:00 – 10:30:  Group Meditation
10:30 – 10:45:  Tea Break
10:45 – approx. 11:30:  Interactive web teaching with Khaydroup
11:30 – 12:00: Group Meditation

“Mind training, or lojong, is a comprehensive practice that is suitable for all types of students. It contains the entire path and does not depend on a person’s background or sectarian affiliation. Put into practice diligently, it is enough to lead you all the way to awakening.” – Shamar Rinpoche

Introducing the Mindworks App

Bodhi Path Dharma Teacher Bart Mendel is involved in developing a meditation app called Mindworks. Here’s a message from Bart describing the project.

“Dharma Friends,

Here is an amazing project I’ve been working on with a small team for the last two years—announcing the free Mindworks Meditation App!

Mindworks’ (a 501c3 non-profit) mission is to foster greater happiness and well-being by making meditation relevant for today’s challenges and accessible to anyone, anytime, anywhere. The app content is purposely designed to create a bridge for newcomers to cross over into the genuine dharma. There’s lots of free content in the app and subscriptions will support insightful new content and our growing international team of awesome Mind Trainers.  We ask everyone’s help in spreading the word and encouraging families, friends, sanghas and anyone else in the six realms to download the free app and become subscribers!


More information and links to download the app for iOS or Android are available at the Mindworks web site.