Suffering and an End to Suffering. There is certainly no shortage of suffering in our world. Twenty-five hundred years ago the Buddha set forth some simple ideas about human suffering and how to end it. We can understand this suffering to include not only the big upsets that send our lives into turmoil, but also the smaller, low-grade challenges people encounter on a daily basis—what we might think of simply as irritations or stress. Mindfulness practice offers a way to work skillfully with everything that life throws in our path, the big issues and the small, so that we can experience the breadth of our lives, the ups and downs, with more ease, wisdom, compassion, and joy. This in turn can lead to the end of suffering, the liberation that the Buddha taught was possible for all of us.
One Dharma Sangha ~ Weekly Meditation Groups
Mondays at 7 PM at St. Michael’s University Church in Isla Vista - participants regularly engage in discussion and play music together as part of the evening.
Tuesdays at 6 PM in the MacVeagh House at the Natural History Museum, Santa Barbara
Thursdays at 6 PM at The Sacred Space in Summerland - we are frequently joined with guest teachers from the community.
St Michael's Church
6586 Picasso Rd, Isla Vista, CA
Museum of Natural History
2559 Puesta Del Sol, Santa Barbara, CA
The Scared Space
2594 Lillie Ave, Summerland, CA
Weekly Sitting Groups - lead by Facilitators
"Mindfulness in Recovery" Wednesdays at 7:00 PM at The Alano Club in The Winchester Room at 235 E. Cota Street SB Dop in meditation group for people in recovery - Lead by Arno Jaffe ***** "Sound Bath and Aromatherapy Meditation"Thursdays 8:15-9:15 at Yoga Soup, 28 Parker Way SB - Lead by Anahita Holden
Everyone Welcome ~ Always Free!
At Mindful Heart Prgoram we’re dedicated to creating a safe and welcome, open and equitable community that stands firmly against all racial, gender, economic, or religious bias. We work to protect the safety of all students. We reserve the right to remove any student from any class, sitting group, retreat, or any event if the student is disruptive to the safe learning environment we maintain for all.
Please go to the Events Calendarwhere you can find upcoming activities, who will be leading, as well as upcoming One Dharma Sanga gatherings and other useful information.
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