GROUP MEDITATION: Every Tuesday, 5:30 – 6:30 pm (discussion following until 7 pm)
Two 20-minute meditations with basic instructions. Fine for both beginners and experienced. Main focus: developing mindfulness of body, feelings and thoughts; learning to observe inner and outer conditions without judgment; cultivating patience and compassion. Followed by discussion, with tea. OK to arrive late or leave early. Suggested donation of $5, but no one turned away for lack of funds. Location: 20 Mesa Road
- TRADITIONAL BUDDHIST MEDITATION: Every Second and Fourth Saturday, 10 – 12 noon (Next meeting: Saturday, April 12th)
For those interested in exploring traditional Buddhist practices more deeply. Guided meditation and prayers. Suggested donation of $5, but no one turned away for lack of funds. Location: 20 Mesa Road
- NEW MEDITATION SERIES: Karen Recktenwald presents METTA (Loving-kindness) CLASS on Thursdays, 5:30-7PM, 4/17-5/8/2014 (Four Weeks) entitled “When the Heart Opens, We Become Present With Ourselves. Connection with Others is Immeasurable. We Sleep Better!” EXPLORE: Traditional and Experiential Metta Concentration Practice; The Interdependence of Metta, Compassion, Joy and Equanimity; Are being present and Loving Kindness the same or different? Suggested Donation $10 (No one turned away for lack of funds.).Location: 20 Mesa Road Click here for printable flyer.
- LECTURE AND POTLUCK: Visiting scholar Prof. Dana Sawyer, Philosophy Department, Maine College of Art (And long-time friend of Khen Rinpoche) will provide a lecture and slide show on Friday, April 25 at 6:00 pm entitled: “Sacred Sites and Early History of Buddhism in India.” RSVP to Elaine Brush: email@example.com to register and for directions. Will be held at the Brush home. Suggested donation of $10.
- WORKSHOP: Workshop by Prof. Dana Sawyer on Saturday, April 26th (time to be announced) entitled: “Why Would One Become a Buddhist? With Comparisons between Buddhist and Hindu Thought.” Suggested donation of $10. Location: 20 Mesa Road
- NEW CHILDREN’S PROGRAM (on trial basis): BodhiMind Center is pleased to announce the introduction of a brand new children’s program, called BodhiKids. The program will feature lessons, children’s meditations and other activities that will enrich you and your child(ren) all while fostering a greater sense of community. On a trial basis, for now the children’s program will be held on the first Tuesday of each month with May 6th next. It will be held during the same time as the normal weekly meditations, 5:30-6:30pm, in a separate room within the building. This program requires at first both parent and child participation. The long-term shape of parental involvement will be determined as we grow. We hope you and yours will come join us on our new endeavor to engage and include our youngest members while enriching your experience at BodhiMind Center! Free. Location: 20 Mesa Road
Other Programs/Classes in the Area:
MINDFULNESS FOR DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS: Six successive Tuesdays, from April 15th (click link for PDF flyer with more information)
- 37 PRACTICES OF A BODHISATTVA: Teaching series with Khenpo Lobzang Tenzin
Saturday April 19th, 9:30-11:30am, 2525 W Pikes Peak Ave, Suite B
Khenpo Lobzang, resident monk at at Vajra Vidya Retreat Center, continues monthly teachings on the heart of enlightenment, based on the renowned 12th century Tibetan Buddhist text, the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva. This text is the type referred to as a “pith instruction,” which condenses extensive teachings of the Buddha into short, memorable stanzas that are easy to understand and practice in daily life. The 37 Practices are perfect for busy people who want to bring everything that happens in life to the Path as a cause for awakening and benefit to all beings. There is time for private interviews with Khenpo Lobzang after each teaching. Teachings are freely given, donations appreciated. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- BUDDHA DAY CELEBRATION: A celebration of practice and tradition
Saturday, May 10th, 1-4pm at 513 Manitou Ave in Manitou Springs
Presented by Smokebrush and the Pikes Peak Buddhist Community. Activities include speakers, kids sand mandala, chanting, and more (for more details, click here). Click here for a printable pdf flyer. If you are interested in volunteering, click here.
See our Event Calendar for details about all our events. ***