We are located in Denver, Colorado, USA. We have been continuously sitting together, in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, since 2001. Currently we are meeting by Zoom twice a week on Sunday at 10 am to 11 am, and on Thursday 7 pm to 9 pm. Click here for more details. Click here to get on our e-mail list.
Wonderful news. One of our own Eyes of Compassion sangha members, David Hughes (Chân Lac Ðô, True Land of Happiness), is now a dharma teacher. He received the lamp transmission on Sunday, October 3, at the Deer Park Monastery in Escondido, California. Many of us were able to watch this event via Zoom. David is on the left in the above photo, with his two attendants behind him. Three more photographs are below. Thanks, Inyeong, for sending us the screen shots.
Congratulations, David! Continue reading “New Dharma Teacher: David Hughes”
(UPDATED August 11) This summer, three brothers from Deer Park Monastery will travel 4500 miles to visit Sanghas in ten western states, in the “Happiness is the Way: Road Retreat.” Two of their stops will be in Colorado: a three-day retreat in Fort Collins on August 20-22 (Friday to Sunday), and a single evening in Denver on Monday, August 23.
Both events are free, though if you are able to do so, donations are welcomed. However, you MUST REGISTER for the Ft. Collins event by Friday, August 13, at noon MDT in order to attend (it is almost “sold out” already). You MUST REGISTER for the Denver event by August 18. You also MUST BE VACCINATED to attend either event and must wear a mask. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Because of response to this event, we cannot guarantee that everyone who registers will be able to attend. Continue reading ““Happiness is the Way” comes to Fort Collins and Denver!”
Here’s a dharma talk from Larry Ward which was played at the local Order of Interbeing meeting in April.
Compassionate Dharma Cloud Monastery warmly welcomes you for their Buddha’s Birthday Celebration (Vesak), on Sunday, June 6, 2021.
10:00am – English Dharma talk by Brother Thich Thien Tu (Quang Phap)
11:30am – Buddha’s Birthday Ceremony
1:00pm – Lunch (in individual boxes)
To protect the sangha during this gathering, participants will be asked to please:
We are happy to have you come see the exciting progress on the new meditation hall (check out the photo)! We also want you to be aware that a new matching grant has become available. An anonymous donor will match up to $25,000 in donations to be used to complete the roof to protect the beautiful wood of the upper level and the work that has been finished in the lower level.
Those of you on our email list know that our theme for our Thursday evening sangha meetings this month is “Honoring women’s voices in our Plum Village tradition.”
In celebration of Women’s History Month, The Mindfulness Bell magazine has shared a selection of articles from its archives by women teachers. You can read it here. You will find articles by Sisters Chan Khong, Chan Duc, and Dang Nghiem, as well as Dharma Teachers Kaira Jewel Lingo and Leslie Rawls.
Got the App?
Is everyone on the Eyes of Compassion mailing list aware of the amazing study and practice resources available free on the Plum Village app? Continue reading “Plum Village app and YouTube channel”
The 2017 documentary on Thich Nhat Hanh, “Walk With Me,” is available on the streaming service Kanopy. Anyone living in Denver with a Denver Public Library card can watch it for free through Kanopy. Go to the Kanopy home page, sign in, and go here. Details on how to sign up for Kanopy can be found here. Find out how to get a library card here. If you’re not in Denver, see if your friendly local public library also offers Kanopy. Continue reading “Watch “Walk With Me” for free”
Wake Up & friends are organizing an online #festival to support our monastic family in these times of pandemic. A day full of song, sharing and joy, hosted by Joe and Rachel. Info and tickets: https://joeholtaway.com/2020/10/29/winter-warmer-festival/ Hope to see you there and do share this invitation!
The Lotus Institute is offering a retreat on “Lived Emptiness, The Heart of Anti-Racism” which takes place, online, from Friday, December 4 to Sunday, December 6, 2020. It is offered by Registration closes on December 2. Go here to register.
Here’s the description: Continue reading ““Lived Emptiness” retreat registrations closing Dec. 2″
Our sangha’s Plant-Powered Practitioners Support Network (PPPSN) has been mostly inactive these last months, since the pandemic has prevented us from gathering in person to share food and videos. However, now that the holidays are approaching, we’d like to offer support to those of you who want to leave animal products off your holiday table.
Check out this article (among many you can find online) about negotiating the holiday kindly with meat-eating family and friends. Recipes included: