Changing Places Announcement

Beginner’s Mind Sangha has moved from its weekly space at the Boise Yoga Center.  BMS will be temporarily meeting at the Heart of the Dharma’s space at2404 W. Bank Dr. Suite 202, Boise, Wednesdays 7:30pm – 9:00pm.  When Heart of the Dharma moves into their newly remodeled space, BMS will follow up with that new address.  

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Lama David Curtis

Heart of Dharma Presents a Retreat with Lama David Curtis

Oct. 9 – Public Talk, 7 to 9 p.m.
Oct. 10 – A day of Buddhist Practice, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Teaching “Radical American Buddhism” Lama David integrates the ancient wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism with modern spiritual life. The full information is here:


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Ven. Robina Courtin – Oct. 12-14, 2015

Buddhist Instructions on How to Die

(UPDATE; NEW TIMES & TEXT) – Venerable Robina Courtin returns to Boise for a three-night visit to talk about how to prepare for one’s own death. Her visit is presented by Treasure Valley Dharma Friends.

Ven. Robina recently finished a book composed of many of the teachings Lama Zopa gave on the topic. All are welcome. Suggested donation, $20. No one will be excluded for lack of money. Free download of her recently finished book project: Lama Zopa’s Teachings on How to Die

Location: BIBS Center, 660 N. 9th Street

Monday, 10/12 – 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 10/13 – 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 10/14 – 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Questions, Contact HowToDie info

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New BIBS Classes

Buddhist Responses to our Climate in Crisis

Mondays, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at BIBS Center, Oct. 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9 (4+weeks)
Buddhist View 127: Engaged Buddhism
Taught by Zhiwa Woodbury, M.A., J.D., activist, author, thought leader

How, then, shall we live considering the Sixth Great Extinction may include us? This class explores Buddhist practices to heal the suffering incurred by collective delusion. Participants can get the most out of the discussion format of this class by reading David Loy’s most recent book, A New Buddhist Path: Enlightenment, Evolution and Ethics in the Modern World.

Cultivating Love and Compassion

Sundays, 1 to 2 p.m. at BIBS Center, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25. (4 weeks)
Buddhist Practice 151, Metta and Karuna
Taught by Dan Black, BIBS Director

The Buddhist technique of expanding love and compassion first for one’s self and then for others, can reveal one’s inner strength and beauty.

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Tulku Damcho Rinpoche – Sept. 25-27

Sept. 25-27, 2015Damcho cropped
ICAN Hall, 3450 W. Hill Rd, Boise
Four Thoughts: Core Buddhist Teachings that Overcome Spiritual Obstacles
(Chenrezig Empowerment/ Blessing)

Key details here: Damcho – fall 2015

Tulku Damcho Rinpche, is a retreat master and scholar at the Thrangu Monastery in Nepal, under the guidance of Thrangu Rinpoche. From an early age Tulku Damcho has shown tremendous intellect, compassion and quick progress with the Dharma. He has distinguished himself as a scholar, a gifted teacher and spiritual friend. For more info, contact, or call Dan at 371-0614. Sponsored by Treasure Valley Dharma Friends and the Mahamudra Sitting Group.

More about Four Thoughts That Turn the Mind are at the BIBS Blog page.



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One Sunday session canceled

Sunday’s Meditation, Lightly Guided, is canceled for Sunday, Sept. 6, while the leader is traveling.

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Bonni Ross to Teach in Boise

The Open Path welcomes Bonni Ross back to Boise for teachings, workshops and retreat from September 1 to 17. Details are here.Bonnie Ross

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