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4951 Bodhi Way, Ukiah, CA 95482. (707) 621-7000,, • Dharma Realm Buddhist University (DRBU) is an accredited university in northern California dedicated to liberal education in the broad Buddhist tradition.


3436 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94123. (415) 810-6168,, • Online and in-person classes on Kalachakra, Jonang Ngondro, Rimé philosophy, Zhentong-Rangtong Emptiness and Meditation. We hold special Events & empowerments throughout the USA (California, New York, Colorado, and Oregon).


1430 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404. (310) 450-1821, programs@insightla.or, • InsightLA Meditation is a meditation center teaching the highest quality evidence-based mindfulness practices throughout the Greater Los Angeles area. For 17 years, we have offered classes, retreats, and special events in an open and welcoming community.


1834 Ord Way, Oceanside, CA 92056. (760) 994-4455,, • Lotus Sculpture offers a sanctuary of Buddhist and Hindu sculpture open to all practitioners who would like to meditate fully immersed in the energy of the surrounding statues.


2018 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704., • Mangalam Center explores new ways of bringing wisdom to the modern world. We embrace spiritual, secular, and integrated approaches to learning about our mind and ourselves. We host courses, lectures and other public events for the Berkeley community, as well as programs, seminars and academic conferences for a scholarly audience. Mangalam Center was founded by Tibetan lama Tarthang Tulku and is rooted in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.


2565 Puesta Del Sol, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. (805) 694-8432, , • The mission of

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