Wednesday Sangha Sittings – 6:00PM (Orientation for first time meditators at 5:15PM)
Our October theme is “Buddhism and The Modern World”
Oct 4th: Matt Hane, Meditation Instructor – Guided MEDITATION (and full moon chanting)
Oct 11th: SITTING CANCELLED – PLEASE CONSIDER ATTENDING THE SCREENING OF “WALK WITH ME” AT THE CHAPEL HILLS THEATER (SEE BELOW)
Oct 18th: Dr. Lucinda Green
Oct 25th: Jerry Shifrin, Practice Leader – Buddhism and the Environment
Sunday sits at 9:00AM, Monday sits at 6:00PM
DHARMA KIDS – Sunday 8 October – 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.
Forest Meditation, Saturday, November 4th at 11:00am
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 11:00am and lasts until 10:00am. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-471-0910 x106.
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 email@example.com.
NEW CLASS! THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS
RVSP your spot now by sending an email to: 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