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 in person on Thursday evenings, 7 pm to 9 pm, at University Park Methodist Church, 2180 S. University Blvd., in Denver. But we will continue our Sunday morning meetings on Zoom. Wake Up Denver is meeting in person on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8 pm, at University Park Methodist Church, 2180 S. University Blvd., in Denver. Click here for more details. Click here to get on our e-mail list.
A brief memory of the past! Here’s a short video of an EOC gathering, singing the “Three Jewels,” from the celebration of Thay’s 90th continuation day in 2016.
We are pleased to introduce a new subgroup of the Eyes of Compassion Sangha for young adult practitioners: Wake Up Denver. This is a meditation and mindfulness group in the Plum Village tradition for folks in their 20’s and 30’s. The group will practice sitting meditation, walking meditation, Dharma reading, and deep sharing and deep listening. Meetings will happen on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays beginning March 2, 2022 from 6:30-8:00pm at the University Park United Methodist Church, 2180 S. University Blvd., Denver, Colorado. Attendees, please enter through the North facing door by the parking lot with the rainbow ‘Welcome’ sign. See the attached flyer (below) for more details.
Here is the recording of the local ceremony that Eyes of Compassion Sangha held on Thursday, January 27, via Zoom, to honor our teacher Thich Nhat Hanh.
Here are some photos of our October 9th celebration of Thay’s 95th continuation and the 20th anniversary of our Eyes of Compassion sangha. We had a mindful walk, conversations, and ate vegan cupcakes.
Here’s a picture of some of us at the Sand Creek vigil on the evening of November 29, in front of the State Capitol.
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.