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Get Your Sit Together!

Happy New Year Noble Friends, our theme for January is a playful "Get Your Sit Together: Establish or renew your commitment to your practice". We want you to know RMI is here to support your practice, with regular sittings, classes and retreats. Strengthen your meditations and grow your Dharma wisdom with Rocky Mountain Insight.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

January Sangha Schedule

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

4 Jan: Matt Hane, Meditation Instructor –  A Guided Meditation
11 Jan: Dr. Vic Bradford, Dharma Teacher – Dharma Talk on “Beginning a New Year”
18 Jan: David Reinberger, Meditation Instructor
25 Jan: Jason Goss, Meditation Instructor

Sunday sits at 9:00AM, Monday sits at 6:00PM

DHARMA KIDS – Sunday 1 January – 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.

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NEW! 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.

Coming Next Month: A Sutta Study Program

Beginning 20 February 2017, RMI will begin a Sutta Study Program, to further investigate the core teachings of Buddhism as outlined in the Pali Scriptures. Although we can be grateful for many good Western interpretations of the teachings, reading a good translation of the originals gives a unique and direct insight — just as reading a summary of a literary work is no substitute for reading the original.  The group will require reading, discussion, and a reasonable motivation for learning about the core teachings of Buddhism.

The teacher will be Dr. Victor P. Bradford, who received his Master’s Degree in Asian Philosophy from the University of Hawaii.  He has also studied in Sri Lanka and India, has completed subsequent courses from the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, has received teaching transmission in a lineage which traces back to the Burmese meditation tradition of the 19th Century, and has carried on a lifelong interest in the Dharma.

Please contact Vic at stpdk2000@yahoo.com by January 30th 2017, and sooner if possible, if you are interested in attending this program. Please include your email, telephone number.

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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Spring RMI Retreat June 9, 2017

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INFORMATIVE AND INTERESTING LINKS:

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

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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

 

 

 

 


Upcoming Classes

Introduction to Meditation: Mindfulness of the Breath (Anapanasati)

Jason Goss

1/10/17 - 1/10/17

Tuesdays | 6:00pm

Cost: Suggested donation $10

Registration Deadline: 1/8/17

Registration: Please contact Jason at littlebuddha27@gmail.com to register; if not pre-registered please arrive 10 minutes early.

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Introduction to Meditation: Mindfulness of the Breath (Anapanasati)

Jason Goss

1/24/17 - 1/24/17

Tuesdays | 6:00pm

Cost: Suggested donation $10

Registration Deadline:

Registration: Please contact Jason at littlebuddha27@gmail.com to register; if not pre-registered please arrive 10 minutes early.

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Sangha Night: Meditation, Dharma, and Community