2018 Buddha Day Schedule

BuddhaDayImageCourtesyMonikaMaySaturday, June 2, 2018

Please join the Pikes Peak region’s Buddhist community in celebrating Buddha Day!

Town Hall Meeting Room
Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care
2550 Tenderfoot Hill Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Tentative Schedule (as of May 9)


Morning Session

10:00-11:00 AM 

  • Introduction, David Gardiner, BodhiMind Center
  • Buddhist Mountain Smoke Offering Ceremony (Fire Puja), David Beers, Pikes Peak Vajra Vidya

11:00-11:50 AM

  • Dharma talk and meditation, Paulette Morris, Open Heart Sangha

11:50 AM-12:30 PM 

  • Sangha introductions, representatives from each sangha



12:30-1:30 PM

  • Potluck lunch (Your offering of finger foods is greatly appreciated.)


Afternoon Session

1:30-2:30 PM

  • Dharma talk, David Gardiner, BodhiMind Center
  • Meditation, Karen Recktenwald, BodhiMind Center

2:30-2:45 PM

  • Shambala mythos talk, Larry Erpelding

2:45-3:00 PM 

  • Hospice volunteering and Buddhism talk, Dave Resch

3:00-3:30 PM

  • Dharma talk, Sister Ayya Dhammadhira, Web of Connection

3:30-4:00 PM  

  • Closing remarks, David Gardiner, BodhiMind Center


Additional Information

  • A Paubha painting demonstration will be conducted by Chelsea Beach, Himalayan Art School.
  • A limited number of meditation cushions are available; feel free to bring your cushion.
  • Participating sanghas will have tables available with information about their groups.
  • There will be opportunities to offer dana (donations) for supporting events like this, local Buddhist monastics, and Pikes Peak Hospice, which generously provided the meeting space.
  • For more information, contact BodhiMindCenter@gmail.com.