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Geshe Tsewang Dorje Visit Dec. 9-13

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Khen Rinpoche (left) and Geshe Tsewang (right) with a Siddhartha School advisory council member.

The new director of the Siddhartha School in Ladakh, India, and nephew of our beloved Khen Rinpoche is Geshe Tsewang Dorje. He is also the director of the Ngari Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in Saboo, Ladakh, and received his Geshe Lharampa degree (equivalent to a PhD) from Sera Jey Monastery in southern India. He will be with us from Dec. 9 through 13. We are very happy to have three events with him. All events are by donation.

 

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Geshe Tsewang will teach on compassion and bodhimind.
Saturday, Dec. 9, 2:00-4:00 PM
Woman’s Club, CC Campus, 20 Mesa Rd..

 

Geshe Tsewang will attend the holiday party.
Sunday, Dec. 10, 6:00 PM
Home of Jack and Elaine Brush (see below)
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Geshe Tsewang will lead meditation, to be followed by a reception.
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 5:30-8:00 PM
Woman’s Club, CC Campus, 20 Mesa Rd.
Your contributions of appetizers, desserts, or other items for the reception are greatly appreciated!

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Volunteers Needed
If you could help with Geshe’s visit, RSVP to info@BodhiMindCenter@gmail.com. Task, including meal offerings, are on Volunteer Opportunities page. Thank you!


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Holiday Party

Sunday, Dec. 10, from 6:00 PM
We have decided to rely upon an RSVP formula for a perfect party. So please RSVP, with the number of people coming, to Elainebrush@gmail.com. And please follow the guide below for what you bring to the potluck. For last names beginning with the respective letters, please bring a favorite drink and something to share from the list:
A – G:  Salad/Vegetable Entree
H – O:  Dessert
P – Z:   Bread

Location: Home of Elaine and Jack Brush


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Our 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:  Colorado College Woman’s Club, 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: Colorado College Woman’s Club, 20 Mesa Road


Book Discussion Group: 7:15-8:30 PM, Every Other Tuesday after meditation–see Event Calendar

The book group selects a book, usually about some aspect of or relationship to Buddhism. Chapters are targeted for each meeting and then discussed over tea and snacks. Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no requirement to have read the book or attend every session (although it is helpful to do so). Each discussion is open and free flowing, welcoming all to take an active or nonactive role in the discussion.

The current book being discussed is Zen Flesh, Zen Bones: a Collection of Zen and pre-Zen Writings by Paul Reps (Compiler).  For those who do not wish to purchase a copy, there is a PDF version available for free online: https://terebess.hu/zen/101ZenStones.pdf.

Free (donations of tea and snacks are appreciated)            Location: Colorado College Woman’s Club, 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.