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Get Your Sit Together!

Welcome Noble Friends, our theme for the New Year 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

March Sangha Schedule

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

Our March theme is The Five Hindrances and Their Antidotes:

1 Mar: David Reinberger, Meditation Instructor – Hindrance: Sensual Desire (sitting will be a guided meditation)
8 Mar: Michele Sneath, Dharma Teacher – Hindrance: Ill-will (to be followed by traditional full moon chanting)
15 Mar: Matt Hane, Meditation Instructor –  Hindrance: Sloth and Torpor
22 Mar: Dr. Vic Bradford, Dharma Teacher – Hindrance: Restlessness and Worry
29 Mar: Jason Goss, Meditation Instructor – Hindrance: Skeptical Doubt

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

 

DHARMA KIDS – Sunday 5 March- 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. NEXT CLASSES ARE 14 AND 28 FEBRUARY.

 

MORE CLASSES! 

March 2017

Four Week Intermediate Mediation Class: Noting, Body Scan, Working with the Five Hindrances & Metta Loving-Kindness Meditation

Instructor: Matt Hane & David Reinberger

Dates: Saturday, March 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th 2017

Time: 9:00am – 10:30am

Description: RMI is excited to announce a four-week intermediate meditation class starting March 4th at Rocky Mountain Insight. This class will be taught in two-parts and folks can choose to take both parts or a single section. The classes build on the foundations of mindfulness of breadth and walking meditation taught in the introduction class to develop calmness and clarity of mind, increase your powers of concentration, overcome obstacles to meditation and feel happier, more relaxed, and at peace with yourself. A recommended $40-dollar donation is suggested and no one will be turned away from lack of funds. To pre-register, contact Matt Hane at matt.hane@gmail.com or 719.963.1031 or show up on the first day of class.

 

April 2017

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Four Week Workshop

Instructor: Matt Hane

Dates: Thursday April 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th

Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Description: “What is wrong with me?” “Why can’t I cope?” “Why Me?” Life is tough. Would you like to make it easier for yourself and others? Matt Hane is leading a four-week workshop where we will learn how to work with distress and strong emotions in new, healthier ways. Instead of fighting hard against difficult emotions, we will practice bearing witness to our pain and respond to it with kindness and understanding. Come learn how to apply insight and Metta practices and self-compassion techniques to boost your innate wish to be happy and free from suffering. Please note, this class will be limited to 20 participants. Sign up early to reserve your seat. A recommended $40-dollar donation is suggested and no one will be turned away from lack of funds. To pre-register, contact Matt Hane at matt.hane@gmail.com or 719.963.1031 or show up on the first night of class.

 

May 2017

Four Week Introduction to Four Noble Truths and Eightfold Path

Instructor: Matt Hane

Dates: Thursday, May 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th

Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Description: Over four weeks, we will explore the Buddha’s Four Noble Truths and Eightfold path through readings, talks and meditations. We will use, “The Beginner’s Guide to Walking the Buddha’s Eightfold Path” by Jean Smith as a core book for the workshop. Lucinda Green and RMI are holding a weekend retreat on June 9th – 11th on the Four Noble Truths and Eightfold Path. The topics taught in this workshop will dovetail well with the weekend retreat. For more information about the RMI Summer Retreat check out the RMI web site: http://rockymountaininsight.org or contact Jason Goss at littlebuddha27@gmail.com. A recommended $40-dollar donation is suggested and no one will be turned away from lack of funds for the class. To pre-register, contact Matt Hane at matt.hane@gmail.com or 719.963.1031 or show up on the first night of class.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Spring RMI Retreat June 9, 2017

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CLICK HERE to register online!

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SAVE THE DATE: Lucinda Green’s 50th Meditation Celebration!

In 2017, Lucinda Treelight Green will celebrate 50 years of meditation practice!  Please join the Rocky Mountain Insight Sangha in celebrating her dedication to her practice on Saturday June 17th, 2017 at Benet Hill Monastery, 3190 Benet Lane, Colorado Springs, CO  80921.  Lucinda considers Benet Hill her “home” retreat center as she has been teaching in this locale since 1987. The morning will be filled with Yoga, Meditation, Poetry, Ch’i Kung and walking the forest labyrinth. At 1:30 pm we will celebrate Lucinda at the Benet Hill Chapel followed by a reception and hors d’oeuvres. We hope you can join us for the day and the tribute!

Click Here for Full Details and to RSVP for Lucinda’s Meditation Tribute. For folks traveling out of town, please return your RSPV by March 1, 2017. For folks in Colorado Springs, please return your RSVP by May 1, 2017.

Memory Book Information: 

We will also publish a memory book to present to Lucinda as a gift.  Whether you can attend the festivities or not, please consider providing a contribution to the memory book.  Send a photo or two, with all the names of those in the photos, some brief comments which might include an anecdote, a dedication, or a memory. Please make sure to include your complete name, your connection to Lucinda, and the approximate date when you met.  This book will be produced digitally, so if you’d like to include artwork, please send a jpeg scan/photo of the artwork.  If you’d like to gift Lucinda with the actual piece, please send that to her directly.

Please send a digital copy of what you would like to contribute to the memory book to Marga Callender at margacallender@hotmail.com prior to April 1, 2017 – The sooner the better!.  If you have questions about the memory book, please contact Marga.

For More Information: 

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Matt Hane: matt.hane@gmail.com or by phone at 719.963.1031. After you fill out the RSVP form included in this link, we will follow up with you promptly with more details about the celebration tribute. Also, over the new few months, we will send out more details about Lucinda’s special tribute.

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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

1/24/17 - 1/24/17

Tuesdays | 6:00pm

Cost: Suggested donation $10

Registration Deadline: 2/13/17

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

2/14/17 - 2/14/17

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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Four Week Intermediate Mediation Class: Noting, Body Scan, Working with the Five Hindrances & Metta Loving-Kindness Meditation

Matt Hane and David Reinberger

3/4/17 - 3/25/17

Saturdays | 9:00am

Cost: Suggested donation $40

Registration Deadline: 3/3/17

Registration: To pre-register, contact Matt Hane at matt.hane@gmail.com or 719.963.1031 or show up on the first day of class.

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