Wednesday Sangha Sittings – 6:00PM (Orientation for first time meditators at 5:15PM)
5th: David Reinberger, Meditation Instructor – A guided metta meditation
12th: Lucinda Green, RMI Founder and Spiritual Director
19th: Marga Callender, Meditation Instructor
26th: Matt Hane, Meditation Instructor
Sunday sittings at 9:00AM
Monday sittings at 6:00PM
DHARMA KIDS – Second Sundays 8:00-8:50AM
Dharma Kids is our program for children ages 4-12 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.
Join us at: 2525 W Pikes Peak Ave Suite A, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
We are located in Old Colorado City in the public parking lot bounded by Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Ave., 25th St. and 26th St.
Thank You to those who generously responded to our special Dana Request for the Revitalized RMI Outdoor Sign & Book Return Box!
UPDATE: Beginner Half-Day Silent Retreat is now full – taking waitlist names
Have you ever thought about going on a silent retreat, but didn’t know where to start or go? If so, come to the Rocky Mountain Insight Beginner Half-Day Silent Retreat on Saturday, June 29th from 8:45am to 12:00pm in Colorado Springs. This half-day retreat is an ideal way to begin a personal experience of Buddhism outside of books, podcasts or YouTube videos. You’ll be in the company of other beginners and you will receive detailed instructions about how to meditate and other retreat protocols will be explained. During the half-day retreat we will alternative between periods of meditation instruction, walking meditation and silent meditation. The retreat is limited to 20 people. There is no cost for the retreat and we do suggest an offering of dana (donation) to the practice leader. No one will be turned away from lack of funds. For the retreat wear comfortable clothes and bring a meditation cushion if you have one. We have chairs, cushions and benches at the meditation hall, too. Email Matt Hane, RMI practice leader: email@example.com to sign up or to ask questions about the retreat.
October 3 – 7, 2019 5-day on Concentration and Insight retreat led by RMI
founder, Lucinda Green, Ph.D. at Benet Hill Monastery grounds, in Black
Forest, Colorado. Room and board for single rooms is $480; for double rooms,
$400. Additional costs include dana for the retreat leader and for the
manager. Registration opens June 3, 2019. This is a small venue and single
rooms go quickly. A deposit of $100 holds your reservation. Final payment
for the retreat is due on or before August 7, 2019. Contact Marga Callender
at firstname.lastname@example.org. UPDATE: We are taking names
for a wait list both for double and single rooms.
Also, we are opening a non-residential option. The cost is
$150 plus dana. Contact Marga Callender to be placed on the wait list
or to register for the non-residential option.
July 24 – August 2, 2020 10-day retreat led by RMI founder, Lucinda
Green, Ph.D. at Pecos Monastery in Pecos, New Mexico. UPDATE: Leigh
Brasington, author of Right Concentration, will join
Lucinda in leading this retreat. Instruction on the jhanas
will be included. Lucinda and Leigh have worked
together in the past and make a great team. Mark your
calendars! Exact room and board costs will be available at a later date.
Additional costs include dana for the retreat leaders and for the manager.
New Dharma Talks Posted:
The Gift in Taking Refuge in the Triple Gem, by Marga Callender
The Power and Efficacy of Mindful Awareness by Dr. Lucinda Green
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