News and Announcements


Tsongkhapa Tsok Celebration at the Tibetan Meditation Center

Geshe Wangden Tashi (Tashi) will lead us in chanting and meditation and will perform a Tsok ceremony to celebrate the 600th anniversary of Lama Tsongkhapa’s parinirvana (death). Tsongkhapa is the founder of the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism, which is the Dalai Lama’s sect. This event will include

  • A brief biographical introduction to Lama Tsongkhapa and his teachings
  • Chanting of Tsongkhapa’s mantra, the Migtsema (copies provided)
  • Meditation
  • A Tsok ceremony to celebrate Tsongkhapa
  • Sharing of food and drink from the Tsok offering. Please bring finger foods such as crackers, biscuits, vegetarian appetizers, cookies, fruit, etc. to offer and share.

Date: Saturday, December 21, 4:30 PM

Location: Tibetan Meditation Center, 3470 W Carefree Cir, Colorado Springs, CO 80917


Weekend Workshop with Ven. Tenzin Dasel Is Dec. 6-8

A Call to Awakening: Being the Lotus

Venerable Tenzin Dasel, an American Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition, will lead this weekend workshop/nonresidential retreat. Join us for this opportunity to deepen your practice. We will recite The Heart Sutra to explore the meaning at the heart of Buddha-dharma, chant the Sutra’s ending mantra, practice different types of meditation, and open our own hearts to generate loving–kindness for ourselves and all others equally. It is easier than you might imagine! (Here is a link to the Sutra.)
 
We will also learn or reinvigorate basic Buddhist techniques to cultivate awareness and compassion in every moment with wisdom, presence, and delight for life.

Fri., Dec. 6, 6:30-8:30 PM
Sat., Dec. 7, 9:00 AM-12 PM and 1:30-4:30 PM
Sun., Dec. 8, 9:00 AM-12 PM

Location: 20 Mesa Road

Suggested Donation: $20 per session or $75 for the entire weekend Additional opportunity to offer dana to teacher is also available.



New Location Coming in January

We want to share some news. Colorado College has informed us that it will need to take control of our location at 20 Mesa Rd. from early-to-mid-January. One of its departments will expand its offices into the space. This has been a very special place for us, and we have been extremely fortunate to be able to utilize it as freely as we have.

The managing team at BodhiMind Center is actively looking for a new place to hold our gatherings, and we would very much like to settle on a new space by Christmastime. Should nothing workable appear soon, we will turn to our friends to ask for help in locating a good spot. In the meantime, 20 Mesa Rd. is ours to use just as we have for so long.




BodhiMind Center Regular Events

Weekly Group Meditation: Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 PM (discussion ends 7:15 PM

Two 20-minute meditations with basic instructions. Fine for both beginners and experienced meditators. 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


Saturday Group Meditation: 9:00-11:00 AM

Come start the weekend with awareness, lightheartedness, and an inner smile for yourself and others, with Rick or Karen. Meditation focus: seated and sometimes with movement, discussion, and readings.

Suggested donation of $5, but no one turned away for lack of funds.  Location: 20 Mesa Road

First Monday Meditation: 5:30-7:15 PM

This gathering offers more-traditional elements such as the presence of a relatively formal Buddhist altar and hanging scroll paintings, an opportunity for prostrations (expressing the Taking of Refuge in Buddha, Dharma and Sangha), recitation of verses before meditation to establish intention, and recitation of concluding verses to dedicate our practice to the benefit of all beings. We will do this on the first Monday of each month, in addition to our regular Tuesday meditation. 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


BodhiMind Center Outdoor Activities Group

Our great outdoors is an immeasurable gift of nature. We are a group interested in outdoor activities like hiking, outdoor sitting meditation, walking meditation, outdoor potluck picnics, or even a combination of such activities. Members may choose to do as much or as little as they like depending on their interests and constraints.

If you would like to join our outdoor activities group, send an email to avtinc2000@gmail.com to be included on the group’s mailing list. Anyone on the mailing list may propose any date and any combination of outdoor activities. The group will avoid scheduling conflicts with BodhiMind Center meditations or other BodhiMind Center events.