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Upcoming Events

RMI is happy to announce a 5-day silent retreat coming this summer, August 9-13 at the Franciscan Retreat Center, Colorado Springs. More information is available here.

Meditation Groups

Noble Friends – To attend RMI meetings and classes in person, we strongly recommend, for your safety and as an act of compassion for others, that you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.   If you are ill with a sore throat, cough, chills, body aches, fatigue due to illness, loss of smell or taste, or a fever greater than 99 degrees, please do not enter the vihara.  Our sessions will continue to be hybrid (in-person and on Zoom) so, if you prefer and especially if you are ill, please continue to attend via Zoom. While we have relaxed our vaccination requirement at this time, we will continue to monitor public health guidance and potentially change our own as appropriate.

Wednesday Sangha Sittings and Dhamma Instruction 6:00 – 7:00 PM MST
Currently meeting Hybrid, In person + Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/755197211
Our main weekly event, Sangha Night, is open to all. We begin our evening with a short walking meditation to settle the body and mind followed by 20 – 30 minutes of sitting practice. Then, our usual program follows with a Dharma talk on one of the many aspects of the Buddhist path by one of our highly qualified and experienced Dharma Teachers or Meditation Instructors. We also celebrate special programs and events on Wednesday nights, for example: meditations on the 4 Divine Abidings every 1st Wednesday (see below), Refuge Vow ceremonies, recitation of the 5 Precepts on Wednesdays nearest the full-moon, and holiday celebrations such as Wesak. Please see our schedule for upcoming special events. We invite you to join us at Sangha Night for meditation, Dharma, and spiritual friendship.
 

The RMI teachers in collaboration with Dr. Lucinda Green, our Spiritual Director, chose the  Seven Factors of Enlightenment as our theme to explore in 2023.

Mindfulness (sati
Investigation (dhamma vicaya
Energy (viriya)
Rapture (pīti)

Tranquility (passaddhi
Concentration (samādhi
Equanimity (upekkhā)

The Seven Factors are aspects to be cultivated. When fully developed, they lead to Enlightenment, the uprooting of greed, hatred and delusion (ignorance).  

Sunday Sittings at 9:00 AM MST
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/155999616

We invite you to join us Sunday mornings to calm your mind and open your heart through Buddhist Vipassana meditation practice. Vipassana means “clear-seeing” or “insight” and was taught by the Buddha to help cut the root of suffering and lead practitioners towards full awakening. We begin Sunday mornings with a short walking meditation followed by a reading from one of our Dharma Teachers or Practice Leaders. We then sit for roughly 40 minutes in silent meditation.

Meditation Orientation – First Wednesday of each month 5:15 PM MST
Currently meeting in person. These orientations are for individuals newer to RMI. Material covered includes an introduction to RMI and the protocol used for our Meditation sittings. While this is not intended to be a class on how to meditate, basic instructions are included. More information is available here.
Dharma Kids Program – Second Sunday of each month 10:30 – 11:45 am
Dharma Kids introduces children to mindfulness in a fun way that is developmentally appropriate for ages 5-10. Each class has a theme based in Buddhist ethics and wisdom, such as loving kindness, gratitude, moderation, honesty, etc. We use stories and crafts to explore the theme and lots of games, movement, and breathwork to build focus and encourage self-regulation. We emphasize the mind-body connection so kids understand WHY they often feel big feelings and how that affects their bodies and their behavior. Rather than sitting for long periods of time, quiet moments are interspersed throughout the class, creating multiple opportunities to notice what is going on inside the body and the mind. Dharma Kids develop strategies to take good care of ALL of their emotions (even the unpleasant ones). Email [email protected] with any questions or to receive reminder emails and detailed information about each Dharma Kids class.
***If planning to attend, please RSVP to Sarah at [email protected] there are enough materials for all the kids!!!***

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