RMI Vision and Mission
Rocky Mountain Insight is a Theravada Buddhist Meditation and Dharma Center founded in 1994 by Dr. Lucinda Green. Started at a time when Buddhism wasn’t well known in the Southern Colorado area, Dr. Green began by hosting weekly sitting groups in 1989. In 1999, RMI incorporated and the not-for-profit, 501c3 organization designation was granted in February, 2000.
The unifying purpose of RMI is to offer the teachings of the Buddha that alleviate suffering and cultivate joy to those interested. Our focus is instruction in Anapanasati Meditation (Mindfulness of the Breath), Vipassana (Insight) and the Dharma, the Universal Truths as taught by the Buddha.
RMI holds weekly sittings, classes and retreats to support study and practice as well as a means to foster noble friendship and noble conversation. All are welcome: newcomers, beginning meditators, and seasoned practitioners. We value the presence of new and old friends. Newcomers are especially invited to attend one of our orientation sessions.
RMI dedicates itself to the Four Noble Truths which was the first teaching of the Buddha after his enlightenment. The Buddha understood the all-pervasive unsatisfactory nature of life. In other words, he recognized that nothing the world provides true, lasting happiness and our endless search for happiness through material attainment creates suffering. He also understood the cause of this suffering as attachment and clinging. He taught that the ending of suffering is possible. The eight-fold path leads us to this cessation and to that end RMI dedicates its efforts to supporting the development of sila (ethical living), meditation (samadhi), and wisdom (panna). This path leads to wisdom, compassion, liberation, and joy.