Wednesday Sangha Sittings – 6:00PM (Orientation for first time meditators at 5:15PM)
Our theme for August is Mudita or Empathetic Joy
Sunday sittings at 9:00AM
Monday sittings at 6:00PM
Refuge Recovery every Saturday at 6:00PM
DHARMA KIDS – Second Sundays 8:00-8:50AM
Dharma Kids is our program for children ages 4-12 held the second Sunday morning of the month. We use stories, crafts and child-friendly meditation techniques to teach the basics of the Dharma. Lessons in mindfulness and compassion are related to the kids’ everyday experiences of anxiety, boredom, anger and sadness to help them become happier, calmer and more understanding.
Join us at: 2525 W Pikes Peak Ave Suite A, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
We are located in Old Colorado City in the public parking lot bounded by Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Ave., 25th St. and 26th St.
Dedicated Practitioner Information & Design Session: Saturday, September 21st at 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Meditation Instructor: Matt Hane
Matt Hane is considering offering a six-month long Dedicated Practitioner Program from October 2019 – March 2020 at Rocky Mountain Insight.
The Dedicated Practitioner Program is a mix of instruction, group interaction, reading assignments and two, half-day silent sits. The Dedicated Practitioner Program meets twice per month on Saturdays and dives deeply into Four Noble Truths and Eight Fold Path. Other topics could include the Three Marks of Conditioned Existence, the Four Foundation of Mindfulness, Metta, The Five Skandhas, Dependent Origination and the Path to Purification.
The Dedicated Practitioner Program is a great fit from someone who wants to deepen their understanding of core Theravada Buddhist practices. This program is a good fit for someone who is interested in becoming an RMI Orientation Lead or Practice Leader in the future. Lastly, the Dedicated Practitioner Program is a great way to get support from other noble friends on the Buddhist Path. Practicing together strengthens and provides support to our individual practice that goes beyond solo meditation and regular Sangha attendance.
To learn more, attend the Design Session on Saturday, September 21st at 1:00pm to 3:00pm at Rocky Mountain Insight.
Please let Matt know if you are interested in participating in the design session by emailing him at: firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
Introduction to Meditation Class: Saturday, September 21th and September 28st at 9:00am – 10:30am
Meditation Instructor: Matt Hane
Dates: Saturday, September 21st and Saturday, September 28th
Time: 9:00am – 10:30am
RMI is offering a two morning Introduction to Meditation Class on Saturday, September 21st and Saturday, September 28th from 9:00am – 10:30am.
This two session class provides an introduction to Mindfulness of the Breath meditation, or “Anapanasati”. This traditional Buddhist concentration technique is one of the foundations for cultivating a meditation practice. Join us…ask questions…share in discussions. Designed for beginners, this class also offers a “refresher” for seasoned meditators.
Taught by Matt Hane, Meditation Instructor, the suggested donation is $10-15 and no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Please contact Matt at email@example.com to register; if not pre-registered please arrive 15 minutes early to the first class.
October 3 – 7, 2019 5-day on Concentration and Insight retreat led by RMI
founder, Lucinda Green, Ph.D. at Benet Hill Monastery grounds, in Black
Forest, Colorado. Room and board for single rooms is $480; for double rooms,
$400. Additional costs include dana for the retreat leader and for the
manager. Registration opens June 3, 2019. This is a small venue and single
rooms go quickly. A deposit of $100 holds your reservation. Final payment
for the retreat is due on or before August 7, 2019. Contact Marga Callender
at firstname.lastname@example.org. UPDATE: We are taking names
for a wait list both for double and single rooms.
Also, we are opening a non-residential option. The cost is
$150 plus dana. Contact Marga Callender to be placed on the wait list
or to register for the non-residential option.
July 24 – August 2, 2020 10-day retreat led by RMI founder, Lucinda
Green, Ph.D. at Pecos Monastery in Pecos, New Mexico. UPDATE: Leigh
Brasington, author of Right Concentration, will join
Lucinda in leading this retreat. Instruction on the jhanas
will be included. Lucinda and Leigh have worked
together in the past and make a great team. Mark your
calendars! Exact room and board costs will be available at a later date.
Additional costs include dana for the retreat leaders and for the manager.
New Dharma Talks Posted:
The Gift in Taking Refuge in the Triple Gem, by Marga Callender
The Power and Efficacy of Mindful Awareness by Dr. Lucinda Green
INFORMATIVE AND INTERESTING LINKS:
The Book Of Ruth
We have lost our Dear Ruth, but her wise and witty words live on. Now available here for download, a pdf version of “The Book Of Ruth: Sayings of Ruth Denison” (19MB, may take a minute to open):
Ruth Denison is one of RMI Founder Lucinda Green’s root teachers. For those who are unfamiliar with Ruth’s teaching, it is probably best understood as a combination of U Ba Khin’s vipassana meditation technique, her teacher Charlotte Selver’s sensory awareness techniques, Theraveda Buddhist doctrine, and Ruth’s own studies, discoveries and innovations. In addition, through the decades, Ruth has constantly refined her teaching, routinely emphasizing one aspect or another of the technique to suit what she understands to be a student’s needs in that moment, in that place.
Collected with devotion by Jain
Edited by Lucinda “Treelight” Green, Ph.D.
Original publication: 2005, Rocky Mountain Insight
Prepared for digital distribution by Jay Babcock, Joshua Tree, 2015