News and Announcements

Everyone is welcome to our meetings, with no experience necessary. We have no formal membership. Our approach is to use ideas and practices from the Buddhist tradition to enrich our lives. Feel free to drop in at any time. We hope you’ll find something helpful in our meetings, whether from talks, meditations or discussions.

Meditations and Teachings Now Live Online

As of November 19, 2020, we have moved to using a single Zoom meeting ID for ALL BodhiMind Center meetings. Thus, Tuesday, Saturday, and First Monday meditation sessions will use this link:

BodhiMind Zoom Meeting

Our meetings will remain live online via Zoom technology for the foreseeable future. While the link above should always be used, the complete Zoom Meeting information in case of special circumstances is listed below.

Dana (Donations)

You can still offer Dana to BodhiMind Center in two ways: (1) mail a check to us at P.O. Box 444, Manitou Springs, CO 80829, or (2) pay via PayPal or credit (or debit) card using this PayPal link. Many people have been doing this, at $5 to $50 per month–you decide how valuable our offerings are.


Special Event with Ven. Tenzin Dasel: Training the Mind in Love and Compassion: The Eight Verses of Lojong and the Four Immeasurables

Venerable Tenzin Dasel will guide us in two Buddhist practices during this four-part teaching: Lojong, and the Four Immeasurables. Lojong is the Tibetan word for “mind training,” and by practicing the Eight Verses of Mind Training, we can develop positive qualities that lead to compassion. The Four Immeasurables are the boundless attitudes of loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity that open our hearts and deepen our relationships. As Ven. Dasel always says, these teachings are aimed at “Keeping our practice practical, as tips on what to do when the rubber meets the road.”

Venerable Tenzin Dasel is an American who was ordained, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, into the Tibetan monastic tradition in 2016. She lives mostly in India with a community of Buddhist nuns and is lead teacher at her home center, Tashi Gatsel Ling in Maine. She taught at BodhiMind Center in 2018 and 2019 and is returning by popular demand! Learn more about her at http://www.tashigatselling.org/teachers

Sundays, February 14, 21, 28, and March 7, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Suggested donation: $20 per session.

Donate online by clicking the button below or send check to P.O. Box 444, Manitou Springs, CO 80829.


Join the teachings by clicking on the BodhiMind Zoom Meeting link.

How to Join a Zoom Meeting

  • About 10 minutes before the designated time (so, 5:20 p.m. on Tuesday, or 8:50 a.m. on Friday), just click on the link above. If you have already uploaded Zoom on your device, you will be taken to a Zoom room (on their website)If you have not used Zoom before, you will be prompted to download the app.
  • The only thing you will need is the link provided for and possibly the Meeting ID.
  • Follow the instructions on the Zoom site. (Here is a video showing the process for joining a meeting: Zoom tutorial on YouTube).
  • Make sure your device (computer or phone) has the sound switched ON.

If the Zoom link above does not work, log in with this information:

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The process will likely be smooth for some and less smooth for others. It might depend upon your familiarity with various internet tools and the age of your device. Please be patient, and let us know later by email (bodhimindcenter@gmail.com) if you have specific problems. We will do our best to get further information out to everyone to make it as easy as possible to participate.

This Is Where We Met before the Pandemic, and Will Likely Again …

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

BodhiMind Center Regular Events (now on BodhiMind Zoom Meeting)

Weekly Group Meditation: Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 PM (discussion ends 7:30 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. 
Former 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 Karen. Meditation focus: seated and sometimes with movement, discussion, and readings.

Suggested donation of $5, but no one turned away for lack of funds. 
Former Location: Unity Spiritual Center in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

First Monday Meditation: 5:30-7:30 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 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. 
Former location : Tibetan Meditation Center, 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.