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Welcome Noble Friends. We want you to know RMI is here to support your practice, with regular sittings, classes and retreats. Strengthen your meditations and grow your Dharma wisdom with Rocky Mountain Insight.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

November Sangha Schedule

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

6th: Ananda-Marga Callender
12th: Matt Hane
20th: Victor Bradford
27th: David Reinberger
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Sunday sittings at 9:00AM
Monday sittings at 6:00PM
Refuge Recovery every Saturday 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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Dedicated Practitioner First Session Announcement
Saturday, October 12th; 9:00am – 10:30am
Meditation Instructor: Matt Hane 

Matt Hane is offering a six-month long Dedicated Practitioner Program from October 2019 – March 2020 at Rocky Mountain Insight. The first session is Saturday, October 12th from 9:00am – 10:30am. We will meet on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from October 2019 – March 2020. The Dedicated Practitioner is offered free of charge and dana is deeply appreciated.

The Dedicated Practitioner Program is a mix of instruction, group interaction, reading assignments and two, half-day silent sits. The Dedicated Practitioner Program meets twice per month on Saturdays and dives deeply into Four Noble Truths and Eight Fold Path. The Dedicated Practitioner Program is a great way to get support from other noble friends on the Buddhist Path. Practicing together strengthens and provides support to our individual practice that goes beyond solo meditation and regular Sangha attendance.

Please email Matt: matt.hane@gmail.com to ask questions or to join the Dedicated Practitioner Program.

 

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RETREAT UPDATES

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.

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Recent Dharma Talks:

The Gift in Taking Refuge in the Triple Gem, by Marga Callender

The Power and Efficacy of Mindful Awareness by Dr. Lucinda Green

The Relationship of Generosity and Joy, by Marga Callender (NEW!)

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

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

Matt Hane

11/5/19 - 11/26/19

Tuesdays | 6:00-7:30 PM

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness is a core Buddhist teaching and is key to understanding and practicing Insight meditation. The practice of contemplating or meditating on the Four Foundations—mindfulness of the body, feelings, mind, and dhammas is recommended for people at every stage of the spiritual path. This class is based the book, Satipatthana Meditation: A Practice Guide, by Bhikkhu Anālayo. During the four week class, we will learn about the Four Foundations of Mindfulness and practice several meditations recommended in the Satipatthana Sutta. This class is suited for people who have established meditation practice and who would like to deepen their knowledge of the Four Foundations and to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the spiritual path. The cost of the class is $50.00 but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Cost: $50

Registration Deadline:

Registration: RVSP your spot by sending an email to matt.hane@gmail.com

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Two Week Metta Intensive

Matt Hane

12/3/19 - 12/10/19

Tuesdays | 6:00-7:30PM

Would you like to increase kindness, compassion and peace in your life during the busy holiday season? If so, join the two week Metta Intensive led by Matt Hane. Come learn Metta Loving-Kindness meditation to increase kindness and compassion and give yourself a few hours of calm and peace. Suggested $20.00 donation but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. The Metta Intensive will be limited to 25 participants.

Cost: $20

Registration Deadline:

Registration: RVSP your spot by sending an email to: matt.hane@gmail.com

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Sangha Night: Meditation, Dharma, and Community