Open Door Sangha is a community for Buddhist practice, primarily in the Insight (Vipassana) tradition, in Santa Barbara, California. The Sangha offers three weekly meditation groups, introductory meditation classes, occasional daylong mini-retreats and weekend retreats with well-known Buddhist teachers. We welcome all in an atmosphere that is accepting, free of ritual, informal and relaxed.



Our three weekly sitting groups warmly welcome practitioners at all levels of experience


Upcoming Retreats


Other meditation and retreat centers in the insight tradition and resources to help you further explore meditation and the Buddhist teachings.