Wednesday Sangha Sittings – 6:00PM (Orientation for first time meditators at 5:15PM)
Sunday sits at 9:00AM, Monday sits at 6:00PM
DHARMA KIDS – Sunday 1 January – 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.
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.
Coming Next Month: A Sutta Study Program
Beginning 20 February 2017, RMI will begin a Sutta Study Program, to further investigate the core teachings of Buddhism as outlined in the Pali Scriptures. Although we can be grateful for many good Western interpretations of the teachings, reading a good translation of the originals gives a unique and direct insight — just as reading a summary of a literary work is no substitute for reading the original. The group will require reading, discussion, and a reasonable motivation for learning about the core teachings of Buddhism.
The teacher will be Dr. Victor P. Bradford, who received his Master’s Degree in Asian Philosophy from the University of Hawaii. He has also studied in Sri Lanka and India, has completed subsequent courses from the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, has received teaching transmission in a lineage which traces back to the Burmese meditation tradition of the 19th Century, and has carried on a lifelong interest in the Dharma.
Please contact Vic at email@example.com by January 30th 2017, and sooner if possible, if you are interested in attending this program. Please include your email, telephone number.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Spring RMI Retreat June 9, 2017
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