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BodhiMind Center’s two regular weekly meetings will both be held on Zoom, with the Thursday meeting also In-person when indicated by our weekly notices


(In-person at the Unity Spiritual Center of the Rockies (1945 Mesa Rd).

TUESDAY 5:30 pm, MST, by Zoom only, with David Gardiner

THURSDAY 6 pm, MST, In-person (when indicated in our weekly notices) and by Zoom, with Karen Recktenwald

All our meetings are open to anyone, with no experience expected. We always offer guided meditation and open discussion.

Our ZOOM LINK is HERE (or the long version is below):

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.

Both our Tuesday and Thursday meditation meetings include some teaching and discussion. Either meeting is approachable for someone new to learning about Buddhism. The difference between the two meetings lies only in who leads them, David Gardiner and Karen Recktenwald (with occasional replacements), whose styles and emphases reflect their personalities.

RECORDINGS: Most of our Tuesday post-meditation Dharma talks have been recorded and are available for listening and downloading from the Guided Meditation/Dharma talks link  (Several guided meditation recordings appear on top, below which are talks). The 15-20 Dharma talks in 2020 from March through July, in particular, are intended to provide an introduction to the foundations of Buddhist philosophy and practice. 

First Monday Meditation: 5:30-7:30 PM (first Monday of each month)

This gathering offers more traditional elements such as recitation of verses before meditation to establish intention and of concluding verses to dedicate our practice to the benefit of all beings. The meditation often includes a visualization practice. We will do this on the first Monday of each month, in addition to our regular Tuesday meditation. Followed by discussion.

Suggested donation $5 

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.

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.

Below is photo of the interior of Unity Spiritual Center. We provide meditation cushions as well as chairs.

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