News & Announcements

An Opportunity to Practice Dana (Generosity)

David Gardiner and Elaine Horton of BodhiMind Center, along with Sarah Bender of Springs Mountain Sangha in Colorado Springs, have started a fundraiser to help a woman who moved to Colorado from New York last fall, had a series of unfortunate events occur, and ended up homeless. She can have her job back on Long Island if we can raise the funds for her to move back there. Please read Michele’s story below via the link and consider helping. Small donations add up.

GoFundMe for Michele

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:

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 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.