Wednesday Sangha Sittings – 6:00PM (Orientation for first time meditators at 5:15PM)
Our August theme is Right Speech
2 Aug: Dr. Lucinda Green, RMI Founder and Dharma Director
9 Aug: Matt Hane, Meditation Instructor
16 Aug: Dr. Vic Bradford, Dharma Teacher
23 Aug: David Reinberger, Meditation Instructor
30 Aug: Michele Sneath, Dharma Teacher
Sunday sits at 9:00AM, Monday sits at 6:00PM
DHARMA KIDS – Sunday 13 Aug – 8:00-8:50AM
Dharma Kids is our program for children ages 4-12 and is now 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.
Introduction to Meditation Class: Thursday, August 24th and August 31st at 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Practice Leader: Matt Hane
Dates: Thursday, August 24th and August 31st
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
RMI is offering a two evening Introduction to Meditation Class on Thursday, August 24th and Thursday, August 31st. 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.
Forest Meditation, Saturday, September 2nd at 9:00am – 10:00am
Practice Leader: Matt Hane
Studies show that being in nature & meditation both have positive effects on our brains & well-being. At Catamount Institute, we see this first hand every day with our campers and students. Join us for a relaxing, mindful walk through a meandering trail at Sondermann Park. Then, sit Creekside for a simple meditation while listening to the flowing water and singing birds. Mindful walking and meditation will be led by Matt Hane from Rocky Mountain Insight. All experience levels welcome. Children 11 and older are welcome. A donation of $10.00 or more supports programs at the Catamount Institute to get underserved youth into nature. The mediation starts promptly at 9:00am and lasts until 10:00am. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-471-0910 x106.
Beginner Half-Day Silent Retreat: Saturday, September 16th 8:30am – 12:00pm
Practice Leader: Matt Hane
Dates: Saturday, September 16th
Time: 8:30am – 12:00pm
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, September 16th from 8:30am 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 alternate 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 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.
RMI Fall Weekend Retreat: October 20-22, 2017
Dharma Teacher: Lucinda Green
Dates: Friday, October 20 – Sunday, October 22, 2017
Time: 3:00pm Friday – 1:00pm Sunday
Renew your spirit and deepen your practice with Dr. Lucinda Green, who will teach Emptiness and Com-passion. The beautiful grounds of Benet Hill Monastery through which you will enjoy walking meditation will begin the autumnal display of changing colors. Restore the serenity that only comes from retreats,
The bedrooms are comfortable double rooms with shared baths located in the same hall as the vihara. Full vegetarian meals are provided beginning Friday evening through Sunday noon. Shared rooms are $200/person. The retreat begins Friday Oct. 20 at 3:00 p.m. and ends Sunday, Oct. 22nd after the noon meal. Preregistration deadline is August 31st. A $95 deposit made out to RMI, is required. For information contact Pat Byrne at 719-687-6981 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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