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ANNOUNCEMENTS

May Sangha Schedule

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

1 May: Matt Hane
8 May: Marga Callender
15 May: Lucinda Green – Special Wesak Celebration (No orientation this week)
22 May: David Reinberger 
29 May: Jerry Shifrin

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.

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Join Us May 15th!

This week we celebrate the highest holy day in the Theravada Tradition. Wesak represents the birth, the enlightenment and the parinabbana (Nirvana after death) of the Buddha, our beloved Teacher who gave us the Path to end all suffering. Our practice leader will be our own revered founder and Spiritual Director of RMI, Dr. Lucinda Green, who, among other things will lead us in dedicating ourselves to the Refuges and Precepts. It is recommended that all practitioners bring fresh flowers to the celebration, in accordance with tradition; but only one or two flowers are sufficient and there are vases in abundance. There will be snacks and drinks provided afterward so plan some extra time for socialization…and a chance to meet Dr. Green and others you have not met yet.

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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Download the registration form here.

October 3 – 7, 2019 5-day 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. Contact information and payment information provided at that time.

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Mark Your Calendars

July 24 – August 2, 2020 10-day retreat led by RMI founder, Lucinda Green, Ph.D. at Pecos Monastery in Pecos, New Mexico. The theme of the retreat is Concentration and Insight. This longer retreat is an opportunity to have time to deepen your concentration and practice. To help you plan and save for the retreat, the approximate cost for room and board is in the range of $880 and $980 for a single room. Actual cost will be available in January 2020. Additional costs include dana for the retreat leader and for the manager. Registration opens January 6, 2020. Contact information and payment information will be provided at that time.

Dharma Talk Posted – Compassion: A Tender Heart, by Dr. Lucinda Green

Find this and many other talks on our Dharma Talks page, click here.

Now Available

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Purchase at http://lucindagreenphd.com/audio-and-books/enlightenment-deck/

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INFORMATIVE AND INTERESTING LINKS:

Dharma Talk: An Exhortation by Ayya Khema

Five Things to do at the Beginning and End of a Mediation

WESAK 2016 CELEBRATION photos on our Facebook page

DEPENDENT ORIGINATION By Dr. Victor Bradford, Dharma Teacher

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):

The Book Of Ruth: Sayings of Ruth Denison

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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


Upcoming Classes

Working With Our Emotions

Marga Callender

9/6/18 - 9/27/18

Thursdays | 6:00pm

Cost: $40

Registration Deadline: 9/3/18

Registration: Please contact Marga at margacallender@hotmail.com

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