News & Announcements

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We had a very special time during the first week of December with Ven. Tenzin Dasel leading us in meditation and conversations about Buddhist practice. So many of you expressed joy and gratitude for her presence. She loved her time with our community and said she cherishes the thought of coming again. We will be sure to bring her smiling being back to bless us at BodhiMind Center. How wonderful.

And nearly fifty of us enjoyed great food and cheer at the home of Jack and Elaine Brush for our annual End of Year Party. Thank you immensely dear Brushes!!!!

UPCOMING BUDDHIST ART EXHIBITION and TALK

Our friend Chelsea Beach, founder and teacher of the local Himalayan Art School,

whose remarkable paintings graced June’s Buddha Day celebration as well as a demonstration during October’s Mandala Tour at the Fine Arts Center (with the lovely work of her local students as well!), will hold an exhibition of her Buddhist art at the 515 Gallery at the Manitou Arts Center from Dec. 18th thru Feb. 10th.  As part of the exhibition, on Friday, Dec. 21st, Chelsea will hold an Artist’s Reception at the 515 Gallery from 5-8 pmDavid Gardiner will give a talk on Buddhist Art at the Gallery from 6-6:30 pm, after which Chelsea will speak about her work. There will be food and drink, beautiful art, an inspired and brilliantly talented artist and many happy people. Please come!

CHRISTMAS and NEW YEAR’S DAY

We will NOT hold meditation on Tuesday, Dec. 25th, Christmas Day.

We WILL hold meditation on Tuesday, Jan. 1st, New Year’s Day, at 5:30 pm


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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: 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


Book Discussion Group: The Book Group is currently taking a break.

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.

Free (donations of tea and snacks are appreciated)            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.