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February Sangha Schedule

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Where is RMI?

We are located in Old Colorado City in the public parking lot bounded by Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Ave., 25th St. and 26th St: 2525 W Pikes Peak Ave Suite A, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Sitting Schedule:

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

Our theme for this year is The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

5th: David Reinberger, Meditation Instructor – Guided Metta Meditation
12nd: Ananda Marga Callender, Meditation Instructor – Clear Comprehension
19th: Dr. Vic Bradford, Dharma Teacher – The Thirty-Two Parts of the Body
26th: Matt Hane, Meditation Instructor – The Four Elements

Sunday sittings at 9:00AM

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.

Monday sittings at 6:00PM
Recovery Dharma – Saturday at 6:00PM
Recovery Dharma is a peer-led movement and community that is unified by our trust in the potential of each of us to recover and find freedom from the suffering of addiction. We believe that recovery means empowerment, and we support each other as partners walking the path of recovery together. Our program uses the Buddhist practices and principles of meditation, self-inquiry, wisdom, compassion, and community as tools for recovery and healing. Recovery Dharma welcomes anyone who is looking to heal from addiction and addictive behavior, whether it’s caused by substance use or process addictions like codependency, gambling, eating disorders, relationships, technology, or any obsessive or habitual pattern that creates suffering.

Our meetings are open to anyone interested in recovery from addiction of all kinds. No meditation experience is necessary.

 

 

New class announced:

Introduction to Meditation class: Thursday March 5th & 12th: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

RMI is offering a two part Introduction to Meditation Class on Thursday, March 5th and Thursday, March 12th 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 Teacher, the suggested donation is $10-15 and no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Please contact Matt at  matt.hane@gmail.com to register; if not pre-registered please arrive 15 minutes early to the first class.

Retreats:

Beginner Half-Day Silent Retreat: Saturday, March 7th from 9:00am – 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, March 07th from 9:00am 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 20 people. The cost for the retreat is $20 and we do suggest an offering of dana (donation) to the meditation teacher, Matt Hane. 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 Meditation Teacher: matt.hane@gmail.com to sign up or to ask questions about the retreat.

July 24 – August 2, 2020 10-day retreat led by RMI founder, Lucinda
Green, Ph.D.  and Leigh Brasington at Pecos Monastery in Pecos, New Mexico.

This retreat is currently full. However, it is possible that there may be cancellations. To be placed on a wait list for the retreat, send an email to margacallender@hotmail.com requesting to be placed on a wait list. No deposit is needed to be on the wait list. When there is an opening, the organizer will contact you. At that time, you will have to put down the $500 deposit if it is prior to May 1, 2020. On or after May 1, 2020, the entire amount for room and board will be required. Thank you.

Recent Dharma Talks:

Mindfulness of Breathing, by Ananda Marga Callender

The Gift in Taking Refuge in the Triple Gem, by Marga Callender

The Power and Efficacy of Mindful Awareness by Dr. Lucinda Green

The Relationship of Generosity and Joy, by Marga Callender (NEW!)

Now Available:

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Purchase at http://lucindagreenphd.com/audio-and-books/enlightenment-deck/

 

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

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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

Informative and Interesting:

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



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