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We are located in Denver, Colorado, USA. We have been continuously sitting together, in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, since 2001.

Eyes of Compassion Sangha meets twice (or sometimes three times) weekly.  We invite you to sit with us in person every Thursday evening, 7:00 – 9:00 pm at University Park United Methodist Church, 2180 S. University Blvd., Denver.  Practices include sitting and walking meditation, tea meditation, dharma readings and discussion.  A greeter will welcome you and answer any questions.  In addition, you can join us online on Zoom every Sunday morning, 10:00 – 11:00 am for guided and silent meditation, dharma readings and discussion.  Our Wake Up Denver group, for people in their 20s and 30s, also meets in person at University Park UMC, on 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings, 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

For more information on any of these, and to sign up for our email list, click here for more details or email us at eoc.ctc@gmail.com.  We hope to sit with you soon! 

Celebration of the life of Dave Hughes

UPDATE: because of the weather, the Jan. 19 sangha celebration has been changed to Jan. 26.

Instead of our usual Thursday evening sangha gathering, this next Thursday, January 26, Eyes of Compassion Sangha will celebrate the life of our beloved dharma teacher, David Hughes. It will be in the regular place at the regular time, University Park United Methodist Church, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Continue reading “Celebration of the life of Dave Hughes”

David Hughes (1947–2022)

Our beloved local dharma teacher, David Hughes, passed away on October 31, 2022. Our whole community deeply mourns his passing. A Celebration of Life will be held in Maine on Saturday, December 17, from 11am-2pm at the Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport. Eyes of Compassion Sangha is planning a local celebration of his life to take place after the first of the year, which will be announced on the EoC email list and on this website. In gratitude for and in honor of Dave’s life, the family requests any donations be made to the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation, which fosters peace and community among all people, animals, plants, and our planet.

We are copying in his full obituary, from this site, below.

Continue reading “David Hughes (1947–2022)”

Mindfulness retreat near Colorado Springs

The Elemental Way Retreat Planning Team cordially invites you to join us for a residential retreat in Colorado! Join Dharma Teachers Peggy Rowe, EdD, Larry Ward, PhD, Viviane Ephraimson-Abt, MsEd, and the Colorado Sanghas for a retreat sponsored by the Colorado Community for Mindful Living.
It is sure to be a very enriching and life-changing event. Our retreat will be held at the beautiful La Foret Retreat Center in the Black Forest outside of Colorado Springs from November 10th to 14th.   From September 1st to the 14th, we have had a regional registration period for Sanghas in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and New Mexico.  As of today (Sept. 15), the retreat registration is being posted to the larger community.
For more information and to register: https://form.jotform.com/221886450531153

Change to Third Mindfulness Training on “True Love”

Our local dharma teacher, Dave Hughes, has brought our attention to a letter from Brother Thay Phap Dung to the international dharma teachers concerning revisions to the third mindfulness training, on “True Love.” We’ve revised the current version of the five mindfulness trainings on our site to reflect these changes.

These changes were initiated to be more inclusive of our LGBTQIA+ community. Continue reading “Change to Third Mindfulness Training on “True Love””

Walk in the Park

On Sunday we were in Cheesman Park with Wake Up Denver and Eyes of Compassion sangha members. We enjoyed a mindful walk, followed by a delicious vegan chocolate cake prepared by Dana, which we ate in celebration of Buddha’s birthday in the gazebo while it rained. Happy birthday, Buddha!

Wake Up Denver!

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.