Celebration of Saga Dawa Month

May 16th-June 13th, 2018

Special Dharma Programs at Odiyana Institute 

in Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz



Dear Sangha and Friends,

As many of you know, Saga Dawa, the holiest month in the Buddhist calendar, is an important time for the practice of Dharma. During Saga Dawa, the Birth, Enlightenment, and Parinirvana of Lord Buddha Shakyamuni are all observed, and the results of all positive and negative actions are considered to be millions of times stronger. For this reason, during Saga Dawa, Buddhists all over the world make increased efforts to accumulate virtuous actions and gather together for group practices dedicated to the welfare of all sentient beings. This year, Saga Dawa begins on May 16 and concludes on June 13.


We welcome you and your friends to join our events in the month of Saga Dawa. 





Saturday May 19th 9 am-noon; 2-5 and 7-8:30 pm
One-Day Nyung Nay Retreat and Teaching

Sunday May 20th 10 am- noon, 2- 4 pm

Practice of Awareness:

Teaching and Practice on Meditation & Mindfullness



740 Front St. Santa Cruz

The easiest way to register is online if you can't do that,

then email odiyanaeventsc@gmail.com

or call 831-535-8693 * and leave a voice mail.







Saturday, May 26th

Fire Puja 10am-11:30

Healing Chöd Session and Teaching 7-9pm
1524 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA


Sunday, May 27th

Life Release and Naga Puja 10am

1524 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 

Further information about this event, please email Talia Pinnel at: tpodiyanainstitute@gmail.com



Tuesday, May 29th

Buddha Puja on Full moon, Saga Dawa Duchen 

From 7pm to 9pm 

1524 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA

Saturday June 2nd

Nyung Nay Retreat 9am-noon; 2-5 and 7-8:30 pm

1524 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA

Sunday June 3rd

Green Tara Practice 10am-12noon.

1524 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA



The 2 days (June 9th and 10th) of Dakini Retreat with Longevity Practice has been postponed please check later for new dates.


For questions, email odiyanainsb@gmail.com or call (805) 776-8018


May All Beings Benefit.

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