News & Announcements

  • 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 a Dharma talk and 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
  • BODHIMIND BOOK GROUP:  Every other Tuesday (See our calendar for dates).  From Sept. 15th, we will begin to discuss The Heart of Understanding: Commentaries on the Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra by Thich Nhat Hanh.  We begin at 7:10 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no need to have the book or attend every session (although it is helpful to do so).  Since each discussion is open and free flowing, those attending on a regular or sporadic basis are welcome to take an active or nonactive role in the discussion   Free.  Location:  20 Mesa Road

 Special Events:

  • Introduction to Mindfulness in Education    with Sue Wright                                                                                             A 16-hour mindfulness-based stress reduction program designed for K-12 Educators. The program involves experiential activities in mindfulness, mindful movement, and mindful listening/speaking. You will strengthen your teaching by: (1) Re-connecting to personal and professional purpose, (2) Reducing and managing stress, (3) Developing resiliency, (4) Improving mental and physical health. Six Monday Sessions, Sept. 28th-Nov. 2nd 5:15 pm – 7:15 pm, and Saturday Retreat on October 4th, 9am-1:30pm. Suggested donation of $60 for series. Location:  20 Mesa Road 
             To enroll, or for more information, contact Sue Wright: or (719) 687-9405
  • Awakening Heart, Mind and Body    with Karen Recktenwald
    As we enjoy these late summer months, it is with great happiness that we contact you again to announce two upcoming Awakening Heart, Mind and Body fall classes.  As the moon balances between its waxing and waning phases, isn’t that what mindfulness and meditation are about?…physical, emotional, and psychological balance, even when all around or inside seems out of balance?  And maybe we all need inspiration and group exploration to deepen practice, and to more clearly understand the true nature of this mind and body and what we’re doing here right now. Below are two flyers, one for those of you who have taken a class with Karen before at least once (5pm), and another for those of you that haven’t. (7pm).  Two hours on 8 Thursdays, beginning September 17. One Saturday half-day of practice. Experiential, meaning class attendance is important because you have to be there to experience it!

The fee is $95 for the series, payable on September 17th, cash or check to BMC (for those in need, scholarships are available). For information or to register, contact Karen at: Location: 20 Mesa Road

  • TWO PART Lecture/Discussion Series: “Transforming Adversity into Opportunity: Tibetan Lojong Practices”
    Two Wednesdays, September 30th and October 14th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm    
    with by David Gardiner
    It hurts to endure the emotions of anger, jealousy and dejection. When under the power of such feelings, our minds, hearts and bodies alternately inflate and deflate with these unsettling energies. We long for the peace and stability of having some control! The Buddhist spiritual tradition offers time-tested, effective methods that we can employ as remedies. Tibetan Buddhism in particular developed “mind training” (lojong) practices that aim specifically to transform adversities into a manageable and even joyous contexts for cultivating a positive path for growth. During two sessions we will read and discuss translations of short texts from the Tibetan lojong tradition, including the “Eight Verse Mind Training” that His Holiness the Dalai Lama will address in one of his talks in Boulder, Colorado next month. These texts are glowing reminders of how our intention to grow in wisdom and compassion can be very fruitfully fulfilled even in the midst of stressful everyday situations. Texts provided. No fee, but suggested donation of $20 per session. Location: 20 Mesa Road

See our Event Calendar for details about all our events. ***


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