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Upcoming Event


BodhiMind Center SEMINAR: On Thursday, Nov. 16th, from 7-9 pm, David Gardiner will offer teaching and discussion on a topic that introduces basic ideas and practices fundamental to Buddhism. It will be based on a very short text called “Three Principle Aspects of the Path,” written by the Tibetan master Tsongkhapa (15th century, see image below). This concise classic text covers the basics of Buddhist practice in a profound and beautiful way.
Copies of the text will be given to all who attend (link below). Everyone is welcome. There is a $20 suggested donation, yet you are also welcome to simply offer your sincere presence. LOCATION: 20 Mesa Rd, CS 80903 (Two blocks south of the Fine Arts Center of Colorado College.)     Link to text: “Three Principles of the Path” by Tsongkhapa

 

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Our Regular Events

Weekly Group MeditationTuesday, 5:30 – 6:30 pm (discussion until 7:15 pm

Two 20-minute meditations with basic instructions. Fine for both beginners and experienced. 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: New location for June appears above; normally at 20 Mesa Road


Saturday Group Meditation9:00-11:00am

Come start the weekend with awareness, light heartedness, and an inner smile for yourself and others, with Rick Knapp or Karen Recktenwald. Meditation (seated and sometimes with movement), discussion and readings.

Suggested donation of $5, but no one turned away for lack of funds.    Location: New location for June appears above; normally at 20 Mesa Road


Book Discussion Group: 7:15-8:30 PM every other Tuesday following meditation–see event calendar

The book group selects a book, usually about some aspect 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.

Some recent book selections:

  • After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age by Stephen Batchelor
  • The Quantum and the Lotus: A Journey to the Frontiers Where Science and Buddhism Meet by Matthieu Ricard and Trinh Xuan Thuan
  • Opening the Eye of New Awareness by the Dalai Lama

The current book being discussed is  Zen Flesh, Zen Bones: a Collection of Zen and pre-Zen Writings by Paul Reps (Compiler)Next meeting is November 21st, then every second Tuesday after that.
For those who cannot get a copy by the meeting time or may not wish to at all, there is a PDF version available for free online: https://terebess.hu/zen/101ZenStones.pdf

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. It reminds us of our dependency on each other. 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.

Have you ever noticed that you felt much better after you shared any of the activities listed above with friends old and new? Have you ever noticed that you felt much better and at peace when you walked into a forest or sat in a forest and listened to the sounds there, or walked on a hiking trail? Among other reasons, it may be because the forest inhabitants do not judge you.

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.