Serving Buddhist practitioners in the Santa Barbara area for over twenty years, Bodhi Path offers meditation and classes for Buddhist practitioners at all levels.

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.

Bodhi Path Buddhist Center

102 West Mission Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93101


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!