News and Announcements


Meditation today, Tues., Feb. 18, is canceled due to snow.

Winter Weather Policy

Our hosting institution, Unity Spiritual Center, follows the policies of Colorado Springs School District 11, so when District 11 closes schools, our events are canceled.

We are at our new locations!

First Monday Meditation

Tibetan Meditation Center, 3470 W. Carefree Circle, Colorado Springs, 80917

The First Monday traditional Tibetan meditation sessions will be held at the Tibetan Meditation Center and led by David Gardiner. The format is the same as before, with optional prostrations, recitation of verses, and dedication of our practice.

This month’s sit is held in conjunction with the Tibetan Meditation Center’s Tara sand mandala creation. Scroll down for details.


Tuesday and Saturday Meditations

Unity Spiritual Center in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Our Tuesday and Saturday meditation sessions are at the new location, Unity Spiritual Center, and the format is the same as before; scroll down for details.. There is still a break for tea followed by discussion. Note that only beverages in a container with a closing lid are allowed in the sanctuary itself. Otherwise tea may be enjoyed in the lobby area. Suggested donation: $5


Upcoming Events


Two Upcoming Buddhist Retreats

These retreats are led by two experienced local teachers, and both will be held at Benet Hill Monastery, Black Forest, Colorado Springs.

Paulette Morris Retreat, March 20-22: “Three Perceptions: Suffering, Impermanence and Non-Self”  (flyer here)

Sister Ayya Dhammadhira Retreat, May 7-11: “Impermanence: Our Greatest Teacher” (flyer here)

 



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: Unity Spiritual Center in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904


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 beginning: Unity Spiritual Center in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904


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 beginning 2/3/19: 3470 W. Carefree Circle, Colorado Springs, 80917 (Facebook page here)


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.