Zen Master Bon Soeng

Boise’s Empty Gate Zen Center
Presents Zen Master Bon Soeng
For a Talk and Meditation Retreat

The presenter is the guiding teacher at Empty Gate Zen Center and psychotherapist in Berkeley. Join us for a Dharma Talk on Friday 7 p.m. on Feb. 6 at the BIBS Center. On Saturday, Feb. 7, he will lead a half-day (8 a.m. to noon) meditation retreat as part of BIBS “Reflecting Gems” series on the first Saturday of each month. Empty Gate meets at BIBS on Thursday nights, 7 to 8 p.m.

Info at emptygateboise@gmail.com
Poster: 2015 Meditation Retreat

Refuge Recovery: A new way
unfolds with Buddhist view

The Dharma-inspired addiction recovery group will meet at BIBS on Saturdays from 1 to 2 p.m. starting on January 31. Refuge Recovery is a peer led recovery path founded by Noah Levine, a Dharma teacher working worldwide to help people through the addiction recovery process. More info at http://www.refugerecovery.org/about/

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Classes, book study, new times

025 Introduction to Buddhism

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. starts Jan. 14 (5 sessions)
at BIBS center, no registration required.
Paul Dragone leads this gentle interaction to the ideas and practices behind Buddhism. Perfect for the complete beginner.

Empty Gate Zen Moves to Thursdays

Beginning January 8, Empty Gate Zen will now meet on Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m. at the BIBS center, 660 N. 9th Street. Practice includes chanting and meditation presented in the Korean zen tradition. This is followed by a short reading and discussion. All are welcome.

Heart of Dharma Starts Discussion Group

On Sundays beginning Jan. 11 Scott Goolsby of the Heart of Dharma sangha will offer a discussion group on “The Heart of Compassion: The Thirty-seven Verses on the Practice of a Bodhisattva” at 1 p.m. at Heart of Dharma. Download the Flier – HOC

TVDF’s New Book: ‘Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions

On Saturdays, beginning Jan. 10, at the Vietnamese Temple, 2312 W. Overland Rd., all are welcome to join in prayers, meditation, and mindful conversation exploring our rich spiritual path. The authors are Venerable Thubten Chodron and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Ven. Chodron has a special connection to Boise as a major inspiration for TVDF, and because she lived here for nearly a year in the early oughts. She eventually found land to build a full-fledged monastic abbey, which thrives in Eastern Washington. She has long collaborated with the Dalai Lama on preserving and supporting the female monastic traditions.


Meditation Lightly Guided Continues in January and February

Sundays, 1-2 p.m. (with Dan Black) Two sessions with a brief break between – topics include tips for stabilizing attention, vipassana, and loving-kindness

All classes offered freely. Donations are entirely up to the attendee, and thanks for all your great support. All teachings and events are powered by volunteers. General Contact: BIBScenter@yahoo.com. or call or leave message for Dan at 371-0614.

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BMS book study

Beginners Mind Sangha holds a book study from 9:30 to 10:30 on Sunday mornings. The book is “Transformation at the Base or Understanding Our Mind”  –   at the BIBS center, 660 N 9th street, walk downstairs from the street to the sunken courtyard.

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