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December-January Sangha Schedule


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

December 17: Ben Mikolaj – Selflessness and Emptiness in the Theravada Tradition (Followed by “Getting to Know The Buddha” class)
January 7: Pat Komarow – Three Refuges and Five Precepts nearest the full moon and guided Equanimity Practice on “Mind is Like the Sky”
January 14: SPECIAL GATHERING: Lucinda Green – Going Away Blessings and Celebration for Ben Mikolaj
January 21: Michele Sneath – Meditation on Arising and Ceasing of Sound
January 28: Guest speaker Paulette Morris – The Preciousness of Human Life

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

DHARMA KIDS – Sunday January 4 – 8:00-8:45AM
Dharma Kids is our program for children ages 4-12. 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.

Special Events

Cutting the Root of Suffering

Date: Jan 9, 2015

Time: 7:00PM


A weekend non-residential silent meditation retreat on Selflessness and Emptiness in the Theravada tradition.

9-11 January 2015

Enjoy a silent weekend meditation retreat close to home in Old Colorado City. Held at the beautiful Vihara of Rocky Mountain Insight, a Buddhist Sangha, this meditation retreat focuses on developing insight into impermanence and selflessness. This retreat is a wonderful opportunity to work on letting-go and touching the unconditioned state of enlightenment. Conducted in a non-residential format, retreat participants will meet Friday evening for orientation, teaching, and meditation. Saturday morning participants will reconvene at 8am until 6pm for a full day of practice, including a silent and mindful sack lunch. Sunday morning participants will return to the retreat for a morning of practice, teachings, and discussion. A light breakfast and snacks are provided both days and participants are asked to bring a sack lunch for Saturday’s silent lunch. Evening meals are not provided. The retreat includes instruction, periods of walking and sitting meditation, opportunities for discussion, and mindful activities.

Friday 9 January 7-9pm
Public Dharma Talk and Guided Meditation (Open to anyone, drop-ins welcome, donations appreciated)

Saturday 10 January 8am – 6pm
Full Day of Retreat Practice

Sunday 11 January 9am – 12am
Participants Attend Regular Sunday Sit and Complete Program at Noon

Cost: $75
Location: Rocky Mountain Insight
Register: Register by emailing Ben at

This program is lead by Ben Mikolaj, RN BSN the Associate Spiritual Director of Rocky Mountain Insight. Ben is a student of both Dr. Lucinda Green and Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, receiving training in the Theravada and Tibetan traditions of Buddhism respectively. His pragmatic and humorous style of teaching helps bring clarity to many Buddhist concepts and teachings. Learn more about Ben by visiting his website at or his blog at

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Sunday Morning Vipassana Meditation Practice


RMI Board Meeting