Wednesday Sangha Sittings – 6:00PM (Orientation for first time meditators at 5:15PM)
Aug 1st – Marga Callender, Meditation Instructor
Aug 8th – Dr. Lucinda Green, Spiritual Director and RMI Founder
Aug 15th – Michelle Sneath, Dharma Teacher
Aug 22nd – Dr. Vic Bradford, Dharma Teacher
Aug 29th – SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: Chipamong Chowdhury will give a Dharma Talk on Relational Mindfulness
Bhante Revata/Chipamong is a Theravada Buddhist monk from Chittagong Hill Tracts/Bangladesh; now temporary based in NY. Since his ordination as a monk in 1998, Bhante has lived in many monasteries in Asia and in the West both in rural and urban environments and taught Vipassana to all walks of life and people of different ages. He taught classes on contemporary Buddhism, Buddhism and modernity, gender & sexuality in Buddhism, Buddhism and politics, etc. and presented papers in many universities and conferences including Harvard University, Columbia University, and Oxford University. He is a 2017/2018 Beyond the Bars fellow at the Center for Justice at Columbia University. As a practitioner-scholar-monk, Bhante brings to the discussion his in-depth experience of Buddhism/meditation and scholarly knowledge of all Buddhist traditions. Defined by his friends as a mobile dharma teacher and digital citizen, he travels extensively in North America, Europe and Asia teaching Buddhism, active meditation and relational mindfulness.
Sunday sittings at 9:00AM
DHARMA KIDS – Sunday 12 August – 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.
Seeking volunteer assistance
Do you have woodworking skills? We are looking for someone to refresh the wooden RMI sign and to build a library book return box for us. Please contact David if you can help us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Virtual Sangha with Lucinda Green
Over the course of her life, Lucinda Green has been a teacher, mentor, and guide to students across the United States. After receiving requests to host a virtual Sangha, that would provide an opportunity for people to meet across the country with her in a community setting, she has decided to move forward with creating a virtual Sangha.
The group will meet from 8PM-9PM EST on several Mondays from April through August. Lucinda will conduct these meetings via Zoom and you can join the meetings by clicking on a link that will be emailed to you a few days prior to each meeting.
If you’d like to be a part of this virtual Sangha (either for some or all of the meetings), please complete complete the following: Virtual Sangha Participant Form. This is an open group, so please feel free to share this email with anyone you think might be interested.
Here are some resources that are recommended, but not required, to supplement our meetings:
Each meeting will begin with 20-30 minutes of meditation followed by a message from Lucinda that will last about 15 minutes. The meeting will then close with a 10-15 minute Q & A period. Students can email their questions to Lucinda in advance of the meetings (email@example.com). Please note: Given time constraints, Lucinda will select questions to answer during our meetings that will likely apply to a wide range of participant and won’t have an opportunity to answer every question.
If you’d like additional meditation guidance outside of our meetings, you can request a consultation by emailing her directly as well (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The topics and dates for the meetings are as follows:
- April 9- Suffering
- April 16th- Craving
- April 30th- Cessation
- May 21st- Right Speech
- June 4th- Right Action
- June 18t- Right Livelihood
- July 2nd- Right Effort
- July 16th- Right Mindfulness
- July 30th- Right Concentration
- August 6th- Right Understanding
- August 13th- Right Thought
Email George Bitar (email@example.com) if you have any technical questions regarding Zoom. He’s a student of Lucinda’s and well be assisting in coordinating the meetings.
If you would like to demonstrate your appreciation for this opportunity go to www.lucindagreenphd.com/services
For those of you sharing this offering to those unfamiliar with Lucinda here is a link to her bio: http://rockymountaininsight.org/rocky-mountain-insight/teachers/
Dharma Talk Posted – Compassion: A Tender Heart, by Dr. Lucinda Green
Find this and many other talks on our Dharma Talks page, click here.
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