Our center has a rich history of over twenty years in offering classes and meditation practices rooted in Tibetan Buddhism. We extend a warm invitation to all individuals, regardless of background or experience, to join us in exploring this spiritual tradition.

Center Events


Many of our classes are offered both online and in person.

2023 Calendar

Find details about our programming throughout the year.



For your reference, here for the prayers that we recite at the beginning and end of each session.

Additional Texts

Dawa Tarchin

Dawa Tarchin Phillips

Meet our authentic Buddhist Dharma teacher to clarify your questions about Buddhism, meditation, and your individual practice.

About the Center

The Santa Barbara Bodhi Path Buddhist Center offers a high quality curriculum of instruction in Buddhist meditation practice and philosophy. The Center was founded in 1997 at the direction of Shamar Rinpoche. Since then, hundreds of students have come to learn and practice in a modern, non-sectarian environment focused on authentic Buddhist teachings taught and practiced by authentic teachers. We are a diverse community of practitioners encompassing all ages and levels of practice. Dawa Tarchin Phillips is the resident teacher, and we regularly host visiting teachers.

La Cumbre Plaza Shopping 3815 State Street Suite G129 Santa Barbara, CA, 93105



Volunteer Your Time

We have amazing people who volunteer their time at the Bodhi Path Center in Santa Barbara! We have opportunities for you to develop your practice, while giving back to our community. Please reach out to us if you are interested!