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.

New Dharma Teacher: David Hughes

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”

“Happiness is the Way” comes to Fort Collins and Denver!

(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!”