Dear Sangha and Friends,

Tulku Orgyen Rinpoche and Odiyana Institute wish you all an auspicious Saga Dawa, which begins on May 31 and ends on June 29, 2022! Saga Dawa commemorates several important events in the life of Lord Buddha Shakyamuni, as his birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana are all celebrated. It is also a time when the power of our virtue is multiplied many thousands of times over. For this reason, group spiritual practice is emphasized.
It is with a mix of joy and sorrow that we announce our 12th Annual Mantra-Thon for World Peace and Healing! We have not even had time to catch our breath as we just begin to emerge from more than two years of relative isolation and the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, our attention has been turned immediately to the armed conflict and bloodshed between Russia, Ukraine, and associated forces, while the threat of nuclear war looms ever closer.
At the same time, we have lost too soon, one of the guiding lights of our Vajrayana tradition in general, and the Dudjom Tersar lineage in particular with the unexpected Parinirvana of H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche Yangsi, Sangye Pema Zhepa. There truly is no end to the sufferings of samsara.
Fortunately, the profoundly compassionate skillful methods taught by the Buddha for eradicating suffering are just as endless, with guru devotion resting at the heart of the Vajrayana teachings.
As Guru Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) is the very embodiment of the enlightened body, speech, mind, qualities and activity of all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of the Three Times -- and the essence of our own primordially awakened mind -- this year we will focus our efforts on accumulating 1,000,000 or more of the sacred Vajra Guru Mantra:
This year, we will be using the Concise Dudjom Tersar Ngondro (Vajrayana Preliminaries) as the textual basis for our practice.
  • For your mantra accumulation to be counted in the official tally, please submit your numbers NO LATER than 7:00 PM on June 29, using this google form: Mantra Total

  • following this link, you can find an audio recording of Rinpoche chanting the Guru Mantra

We have resumed our regular schedule:

Every Sunday Mornings at 10 am PST

Guru Rinpoche Day practice with Tsok at 6 pm PST:

July 9th, August 7th

Dakini Day practice with Tsok at 6 pm PST:

June 23rd, July 23rd, August 21st

We hope to see you all either in person or on zoom.

Mark your calendar with these coming events:

Vajrakilaya Retreat

Teaching, transmission and practice

Will be held sometime in October. 


Teaching on Finding Rest in Illusion, By Longchenpa

From late September through October


Annual Thansgiving Chod Retreat

Teaching, transmission and practice

November 25-27

Online Practice Zoom Link

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In Person

1524 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101



All events are free and open to the public. As a non-profit organization we rely on donations to fund all our activities, we do welcome offerings. 

May this benefit all beings!!!