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August Sangha Schedule

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Wednesday Sangha Sittings – 6:00PM (Orientation for first time meditators at 5:15PM)

Our theme for August is Compassion

7th: Lucinda Green
14th: Marga Callender
21st: Vic Bradford
28th: Matt Hane

Sunday sittings at 9:00AM
Monday sittings 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.


Full Day Silent Forest Meditation Retreat


Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019

Time: 8:45 am – 5:00 pm

Matt Hane is leading a one day silent retreat offers the opportunity to deepen your spiritual practice in a retreat setting. Practice instructions will be offered, along with periods of walking and sitting meditation. This is a good retreat for those who are new to meditation and for longer-term practitioners, too. The retreat will be held at Catamount Institute, 740 W. Caramillo St, Colorado Springs 80904 and RMI will provide water and tea.  All participants are asked to bring their own sack lunch and water bottle.  Attendance is limited to 15 people. Cost is a sliding fee of $35 – $45 for the day plus dana for the teacher. To pre-register, contact Matt Hane at

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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  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

Now Available

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Dharma Talk: An Exhortation by Ayya Khema

Five Things to do at the Beginning and End of a Mediation

WESAK 2016 CELEBRATION photos on our Facebook page

DEPENDENT ORIGINATION By Dr. Victor Bradford, Dharma Teacher

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):

The Book Of Ruth: Sayings of Ruth Denison


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

Upcoming Classes

Working With Our Emotions

Marga Callender

9/6/18 - 9/27/18

Thursdays | 6:00pm

Cost: $40

Registration Deadline: 9/3/18

Registration: Please contact Marga at

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