Wednesday Sangha Sittings – 6:00PM (Orientation for first time meditators at 5:15PM)
Our November theme is “The Joy of Buddhism”
1 Nov – David Reinberger, Meditation Intructor – “Metta” – A guided meditation and full moon chanting
8 Nov – Dr. Vic Bradford, Dharma teacher – “Gratitude”
15 Nov – Matt Hane, Meditation Instructor – “Patience and Right Effort”
22 Nov – Matt Hane, Meditation Instructor (JUST ADDED!)
29 Nov – Michele Sneath, Dharma Teacher – “Joy”
Sunday sits at 9:00AM, Monday sits at 6:00PM
DHARMA KIDS – Sunday 12 November – 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, December 2nd at 11:30am
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 11:30am and lasts until 12:30pm. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-471-0910 x106.
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