Zen Practice Continuing Education Peace Building

Welcome to Deep Streams

Deep Streams Zen Institute offers authentic Zen practice in Santa Barbara with Joseph Bobrow Roshi. We also provided continuing education for health practitioners and served the community through Coming Home Project's integrative programs for veterans and their families and caregivers. Join us as we practice, study, and build peace. 

Zen practice in Santa Barbara, CA

Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm. There are two periods of zazen (zen meditation) and a short talk. First Congregational Church, 2101 State St at Padre St. Enter on the Padre St side. All are welcome. For more information, or if you're new to Zen, email Larry Barber, LCBARBER355@gmail.com.

Upcoming Workshops

Walking the Path of a Bodhisattva: Joys and Pitfalls

August 29

The first in a series of workshops on Dhyana, Prajna, and Sila, meditation, wisdom, and awakened conduct. We will illuminate these co-arising qualities by examining the Four Great Vows and exploring their relation to our daily lives. Includes presentation, discussion, and meditation. 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  EMID Center, 224 Vereda Leyenda, Goleta.

Living at the Heart of Wisdom

September 19

We will investigate the practical “Wisdom that carries us to the other shore.” We will explore how to liberate our native capacity for awareness and freedom by closely examining the Heart Sutra and how it applies to our daily lives.  9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. St. Michael's Church, 6586 Picasso Rd, Isla Vista, CA 93117.

Cost: $35. (All welcome, no one turned away due to finances).

To register, contact Larry Barber, LCBARBER355@gmail.com

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Programs in the community:

Seminar on "Wisdom and Compassion," with Radhule Weininger, Ph.D., M.D. and Marjorie Schuman, Ph.D. September 4, 5, 6 at La Casa de Maria. www.drmarjorieschuman.com.


Waking Up from War
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Forward by H.H. the Dalai Lama
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Zen and Psychotherapy: Partners in Liberation
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