Wednesday Sangha Sittings – 6:00PM (Orientation for first time meditators at 5:15PM)
Our March theme is “Buddhist Responses to Difficult Times”
Sunday sits at 9:00AM, Monday sits at 6:00PM
DHARMA KIDS – Sunday 7 May – 8:00-8:45AM
Dharma Kids is our program for children ages 4-12 and is held the first 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.
SAVE THE DATE! Wesak Celebration Wednesday 10 May
Please join us Wednesday evening 10 May at 6pm for our annual celebration of Wesak. Wesak honors the birth, enlightenment and passing into parinibbāna of the Buddha. Our gathering is an important event on the RMI calendar and we want you to be there! You will have the opportunity to take the Three Refuges and the Five Precepts and renew your commitment to your practice and to the Dharma. Please bring flowers and join your Noble Friends on 10 May!
Introduction to Meditation Class now offered twice monthly
New for 2017 RMI is offering a one evening Introduction to Meditation Class every 2nd and 4th Tuesday evening. This new one 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. The 25 April session is canceled. The next sessions are 9 and 23 May.
Four Week Introduction to Four Noble Truths and Eightfold Path
Instructor: Matt Hane
Dates: Saturdays, May 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th
Time: 9:00am – 10:30am
Description: Over four weeks, we will explore the Buddha’s Four Noble Truths and Eightfold path through readings, talks and meditations. We will use, “The Beginner’s Guide to Walking the Buddha’s Eightfold Path” by Jean Smith as a core book for the workshop. Lucinda Green and RMI are holding a weekend retreat on June 9th – 11th on the Four Noble Truths and Eightfold Path. The topics taught in this workshop will dovetail well with the weekend retreat. For more information about the RMI Summer Retreat check out the RMI web site: http://rockymountaininsight.org or contact Jason Goss at email@example.com. A recommended $40-dollar donation is suggested and no one will be turned away from lack of funds for the class. To pre-register, contact Matt Hane at firstname.lastname@example.org or 719.963.1031 or show up on the first night of class.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Spring RMI Retreat June 9, 2017
Please Join Us!
Click Here for Full Details and to RSVP for Lucinda’s Anniversary. For folks traveling out of town, please return your RSVP by March 1, 2017. For folks in Colorado Springs, please return your RSVP by May 1, 2017.
For More Information:
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Matt Hane: email@example.com or by phone at 719.963.1031. After you fill out the RSVP form included in this link, we will follow up with you promptly with more details about the celebration tribute.
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