News and Announcements

From July 6th, our Thursday meetings will be both online and in-person (Hybrid mode). The time is now from 6-8 pm. Same Zoom meeting link. In-person meeting is at Unity Spiritual Center (1945 Mesa Rd), with evidence of vaccination required.

Meditations and Teachings: Tuesday Online only; Thursday Hybrid (online and in-person)

We use a single Zoom meeting ID for ALL BodhiMind Center meetings.

You must sign up for our emails in order to get the ZOOM Link. This can be done on our website via the Contact tab near top left, where a link to the sign-up page opens. Alternately, you can receive our weekly email by signing up with BodhiMind Center’s Meetup group, at Meetup.com

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 (we replaced Saturday meetings with Thursday ones in June) include some teaching and discussion. See below for details. 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: Since the start of the pandemic, nearly all our Tuesday post-meditation Dharma talks have been recorded and available for listening and downloading from the Guided Meditation/Dharma talks link  (Several guided meditation recordings appear on top, below which are talks). The Dharma talks in 2020 from March through July, in particular, are intended to provide an introduction to the foundations of Buddhist philosophy and practice. 

Tuesday Meditation, 5:30-7:30 PM (meditation until 6:30, then talk and discussion follow)

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 $5

Suggested donation $5

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 the venue we used before the pandemic. We will announce when meetings will be held there again.

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