Wednesday Sangha Sittings – 6:00PM (Orientation for first time meditators at 5:15PM)
Our theme to kickoff the new year is the five precepts, building an ethical foundation for our practice
2 Jan – Marga Callender, Meditation Instructor – A dharma talk on the first precept of avoiding harming living things and a guided meter meditation
9 Jan – Dr. Vic Bradford, Dharma Teacher – A dharma talk on the second precept of avoiding taking what is not given
16 Jan – David Reinberger, Meditation Instructor – A dharma talk on the third precept of avoiding sexual misconduct
23 Jan – Jerry Shifrin, Meditation Instructor – A dharma talk on Buddhist Cosmology followed by full moon chanting of the three refuges and five precepts
30 Jan – Michele Sneath, Dharma Teacher – A dharma talk on the fourth precept of avoiding lying or gossip
Sunday sittings at 9:00AM
Monday sittings at 6:00PM
DHARMA KIDS – Sunday 13 January 2019 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.
Seeking volunteer assistance
Do you have woodworking skills? We are looking for someone to refresh the wooden RMI sign and to build a library book return box for us. Please contact David if you can help us: email@example.com
Class now full, check here for the next offering soon
Introduction to Meditation Class
RMI is offering a two day Introduction to Meditation Class on Thursday, January 24th and Thursday, January 31st from 6:00pm – 7:30pm 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 fee is $10-15 and no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Please contact Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org to register; if not pre-registered please arrive 15 minutes early to the first class.
Retreat now full, thank you for your support!
Beginner Half-Day Silent Retreat: February 2nd, 2019 from 8:45am – 12:00p
Have you ever thought about going on a silent retreat, but didn’t know where to start or go? If so, come to the Rocky Mountain Insight Beginner Half-Day Silent Retreat on Saturday, February 2nd from 8:45am to 12:00pm in Colorado Springs. This half-day retreat is an ideal way to begin a personal experience of Buddhism outside of books, podcasts or YouTube videos. You’ll be in the company of other beginners and you will receive detailed instructions about how to meditate and other retreat protocols will be explained. During the half-day retreat we will alternative between periods of meditation instruction, walking meditation and silent meditation. The retreat is limited to 15 people. There is no cost for the retreat and we do suggest an offering of dana (donation) to the practice leader. No one will be turned away from lack of funds. For the retreat wear comfortable clothes and bring a meditation cushion if you have one. We have chairs, cushions and benches at the meditation hall, too. Email Matt Hane, RMI practice leader: email@example.com to sign up or to ask questions about the retreat.
Dharma Talk Posted – Compassion: A Tender Heart, by Dr. Lucinda Green
Find this and many other talks on our Dharma Talks page, click here.
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