TVDF Offers “Engaging Buddhism”

Feb. 6 – March 12

LTTT Temple, 2312 W. Overland

The group plans a group discussion among beginning and advanced students. All are welcome. Saturdays at 10 to 11:15 a.m. Engaging Buddhism 2016 – Flyer 2  (link corrected 2/1/16)

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New time for Refuge Recovery

The Refuge Recovery weekly session at BIBS is moving to 4:30 to 5:30 Saturdays, starting in February. This group utilizes Buddhist psychology and practice to address issues of recovery and addiction. It is presented in the tradition of Noah Levine and Dharma Punx.

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Foundations of Tibetan Buddhism

Buddhist View 100 starts Feb. 7
Sundays, 1 to 2 p.m.
Feb. 7 – April 24 (12 weeks)

This class introduces core tenets of Buddhism, emphasizing the Tibetan lineage.


The Thangka that hangs in the BIBS Center.

Topics include suffering, ego, meditation, ethics, and compassion. Students must register with We will study selections from: Essential Practice by Thrangu Rinpoche, The Noble Eightfold Path by Bhikkhu Bodhi, and When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron. This class is appropriate for beginners and those wanting a thorough understanding of Buddhist practice and theory. No cost, donations welcome. Taught by Dan Black.

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Intro for Complete Beginners

Buddhist View 025
Wednesdays, 6:30 to 7:30
Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, March 2

A gentle introduction for beginners, this class covers the basic Buddhist beliefs and practices that are both effective and simple. Taught by Paul Dragone, this will cover topics such as karma, rebirth, meditation and mindfulness. Paul is especially suited to lead this class because of his own longtime practice, his humor, and his skill as an art teacher.

The class is nearly full. Please register to

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Korean Zen Master Bon Soeng Feb. 12, 13

Empty Gate Zen, which meets weekly at BIBS, welcomes back Zen Master Bon Soeng for teachings and meditation practice on Feb. 12 and 13. See the poster here: Retreat

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Mindfulness 101

Developing and Deepening Your Practice
Saturday, Jan. 30 & Feb. 6
From 1 to 4 p.m.
@Yoga for Wellness, 1175 E. Parkcenter Blvd. #102

These two afternoons will look at mindfulness practice, which decreases stress and improves general wellness and emotional intelligence. Taught by Rev. Michelle Tae and Jim Percy of the Beginners Mind Sangha. Suitable for beginners and ongoing practitioners. Suggested Donation is $15. Register with
More info is: Mindfulness 101 – Flyer.
Note: This is NOT at the BIBS Center.

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Beginners Mind and Heart of The Dharma Move

Two of Boise’s largest Dharma groups now share a new location at 1627 So. Orchard, Boise, just behind Rite Aid. Times for various services and practice can be found at their respective websites: and

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Book Study at BIBS

Open Path Book Study
Jan. 4 – March 14, 2016
Mondays, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Come join The Open Path in studying the book ‘One Year to Live’ by Steven Levine. We will explore a vibrant relationship to life while embracing the inevitable journey towards dying. If you have questions you can contact Cyrese at 284-2555. Please come to the first class with the book and try to read the introduction and first chapter and of course bring your sense of humor.
There is no cost, but like all Dharma events, these things are possible because of people’s dana, or generosity.
Location is BIBS center at 660 N. 9th Street, Boise

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History and Development of Buddhism

Jan. 13, 20, 27, 2016
Wednesdays, 7 – 8 p.m.

Registration required to
Space is limited.

BIBS presents Scott Goolsby teaching about how Buddhism began and how it developed into different schools in different places. This course will look at how and why Buddhism was born, how it has spread throughout the world, and how the various chronological and cultural milieus have shaped it.
Scott Goolsby is a native Idahoan and a PhD candidate in Asian Philosophy of Religion at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. He is teacher of applied Buddhism, meditation, and Advaita Vedanta. Scott is passionate about learning about religion of various cultures throughout history and teaching how spirituality and philosophy can be incorporated in practical ways so that they can deepen our existential human experiences while bringing meaning and understanding to our suffering. Scott has been a practitioner of meditation and dharma for over 20 years and has studied with various Western and Tibetan teachers.

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New Year’s Day Mahamudra Practice

Friday, Jan. 1,
9 a.m. to noon

This will be a half-day practice with multiple short meditations, alternating with chanting a practice text in the Nyingma and Kagyu Schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The text is called the “Aspirational Prayer of Mahamudra” and was written by the 14th century Tibetan master Ranging Dorje.  All are welcome.  Dan Black will introduce the prayers, which will be mailed out upon registration to:

Registration is by email:

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