CyberDharma Teachings:

Acharya Shantideva’s Guide to Bodhisattva’s Way of Life 

Sept 12th, Oct 10 & 24, 2021

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Suggested Donation: $20 per session

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Recent Past Teachings:

Lojong: Thought and Mind Transformation
Sutra of Remembering the Sublime Three Jewels

Special Practice Sessions:

Sadhana of Thousand Arm Avalokiteshvara


This sadhana or practice session is for committed students of Buddhadharma who have received the corresponding initiation/ empowerment from a qualified teacher. We hope that practitioners will use this opportunity to both familiarize and stabilize their practice. Click here for sadhana text.

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Online Practice Sessions:

Tara Mantra Recitation Session  


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A wonderful way to begin your day and to stabilize your practice. Each session will be 30-45 mins long.

30 Minutes of Calm


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Special Events: 

Running Toward Mystery
Conversation and Book signing
with The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi

Friday, Oct 15th, 2021 @ 5PM

Venue: EMID in Goleta, CA

For more information, contact Susie or (805) 570-1359

“Meditation(s)” 2021 Prajnopaya Institute of Buddhist Studies

Click here to watch recordings  of  talks by Pir Zia, Sharon Salzberg, Bhikkhu Bodhi and Robert Thurman and Don Morrison. Please consider supporting this work by making a tax deductible gift online.



Upcoming Retreats:

The Heart Sutra

with The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi

EMID in Goleta, CA (in-person & on-line)

Saturday, October 16, 2021  

Session I: 9AM – 12PM PT     Session II: 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Suggested Donation: $75

The Heart Sutra is a concise, subtle and deeply profound text that is part of a collection of Mahayana scriptures known as the Prajnaparamita (Perfection of Wisdom) Sutras. Prajnaparamita is often personified as a female bodhisattvadevi or goddess of transcendental wisdom. This is one of the most beloved Buddhist texts and originated from a discourse between Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara and Shariputra at Vulture Peak. The main theme of the text illuminates the concepts of emptiness and dependent origination. A celebrated mantra concludes this sutra and has been chanted by millions of Buddhists around the world for over 2000 years.

This retreat will be in person and also on-line.  Please let Susie know if you plan to attend in person, as attendance will be limited.  Covid protocols and local madates will be in place.  Contact Susie by e-mail or phone: or (805) 570-1359

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Etiquette for Virtual Gatherings, CyberDharma and on-line Retreats 

  • Join the session a few minutes prior to the actual start time.
  • Be sure that your computer is connected to the network and have the login information available.
  • When using video be sure that camera is at a proper angle. Or else choose not to transmit video.
  • Whether you are using computer audio or a phone line, mute yourself unless you have to say something or it is a Q&A session. After you’ve asked your question turn the phone to mute.
  • Do not pace around or talk to your pets or yourself while having the audio and video on. 
  • When using phone line only be sure you are at a quiet spot. If you are by yourself, please use a headset.
  • Prayer-books and texts are generally circulated in advance.

Virtual Meditation Sessions

  • Join the session a few minutes prior to the actual start time.
  • Find a quiet and comfortable place to Join in/ call in from.
  • Meditation sessions are generally silent unless it is a guided meditation
  • No Q&A unless the instructor has suggested as such