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 have 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.

Note New Location: Friends Meeting House, 2021 Chapala St. Santa Barbara (at Mission St.)

All are welcome. For more information, or if you're new to Zen, email Larry Barber, LCBARBER355@gmail.com.

Upcoming Programs

The Practice of Presence

October 10—Half-day retreat

Dhyana is the root word for Zen and means focused meditation. More broadly, it refers to the capacity for engaged and embodied attentiveness, or presence. We cultivate such attentiveness on the cushion and bring it into play in the ever-changing circumstances we encounter, including our relationships. We will also explore awareness without an object, and a vast, open spacious awareness, completely at rest. Practicing multidimensional attentiveness or presence co-arises with penetrating wisdom and awakened conduct (Prajna and Sila). Join us as we explore and deepen our practice of presence.

2:30 - 6:00pm, St. Michael's University Church, 6586 Picasso Rd, Isla Vista

Donation requested.

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


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