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Welcome to Bodhi Path Centers
Bodhi Path centers offer opportunities to learn about, study, and practice meditation and Buddhism. You do not need to be a Buddhist to attend programs; the centers are open to all. Centers organize programs and ways to engage. Select a specific center below located near you or online to view a center’s description and calendar of activity.
MAIN EUROPEAN CENTER
Martha’s Vineyard Directions to the Center
Santa Barbara Supplemental Resources
Stupa of Enlightenment, Virginia
Meditation Garden, Dhagpo Kagyu Ling
Benefits of a Meditation Practice
There are two levels of benefit experienced by the practitioner of meditation. The first benefit is the immediate improvement in the conditions of daily life. The practice of meditation leads to a mind that is more peaceful, more tranquil and more at ease. Because the mind is more relaxed, events that usually disturb us seem to take on less importance and we stop taking them in such a serious way. Likewise, through meditation the mind gradually learns to be independent of external conditions and circumstances. This mind that is unaffected by outer conditions is then able to discover its own stability and tranquility. A stable mind, one that is not disturbed, leads to the experience of less suffering in our lives. These are the immediate benefits that come from regular meditation practice.
–Shamar Rinpoche (14th Shamarpa), Founder of Bodhi Path
A meditation cushion for your practice
Many practitioners develop a personal practice as well as attend center activity to find teacher-led programs and a supportive community.
Center programs to support your path
Centers offer in-person and online ways to engage in learning about meditation and Buddhism, including regular gatherings with other practitioners and teachers, meditation retreats, and study courses.