“There were times when I could not afford to sacrifice the
bloom of the present moment . . . I grew like corn in the night.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Bloom of the Present Insight Meditation

is a Buddhist community dedicated to bringing greater wisdom and compassion into the world. Carla Brennan is the Guiding Teacher. We are open to anyone who wishes to study contemplative practices and develop more freedom in their lives. BOTP is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

We welcome, accept and affirm people of all races, cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, classes, religions, abilities and ages. We are committed to providing a safe place for all people to explore the dharma and awaken to their true nature. BOTP is a member of Out in Our Faith, an interfaith organization in Santa Cruz that supports LGBTQI people in their spiritual practice.

If you would like to be included in Bloom of the Present’s email list, email: bloomofthepresent@gmail.com


Sangha News – Upcoming Events

•  The next monthly Sunday program is on Sunday, November 5, 9:30-10:45am. Teacher: Carla Brennan.  More info.
• Individual meetings with Carla on Zoom. More info.
• Help the Center for Farmworker Families. More info.