Morning practice at BIBS

BIBS will now offer morning practice Monday -Thursday
from 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
Guided by Clinton Smith of Empty Gate Zen Center.
Morning practice will consist of bows and morning chanting from 6:30 a.m. -7 a.m.
and sitting meditation from 7 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.

MorningMeditation

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Mindfulness All Year Long

Secular Mindfulness
1 – 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017
BIBS presents this stand-alone introduction to mindfulness, which includes step-by-step instructions for cultivating mindfulness without the Buddhist religious context. BIBS will repeat this class on the fourth Sunday of each month in 2017, with rotating instructors. The presenters are all senior students who can share decades of experience practicing mindfulness. On February 26 the session will be led by Josh Rychert. On March 26, it will be led by Chris Slymon.

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Lama Jhampa to Teach Emptiness March 15-17

Treasure Valley Dharma Friends presents Lama Jhampa Shaneman at the NEW Vietnamese Buddhist Temple, 8813 W. Ardene, Boise. The topic is “How to See Yourself as You Really Are.” All are welcome. Flier

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Wednesday Morning Book Study

BIBS welcomes the Open Path and its late-winter book study group, which will examine the book, “Heart Treasure from the Enlightened Ones” by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Starting on March 1, this discussion group will meet five times. Starts at 9:30 a.m. at the BIBS Center. All are welcome. Here is the event flier.

 

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Wednesday Evening Mindfulness in March

Kathleen Rose of Boise Insight Sangha will teach Mindfulness 150 on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. starting on March 1 and continuing for five Wednesdays. This course will cover the foundations of mindfulness using materials from Insight Meditation Center, with focus on engaging practice in everyday life. No registration required.

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Empty Gate Hosts Teacher, Retreat

The Boise Zen group, Empty Gate, will host zen priest Bon Soeng at 7 – 9 p.m. on Friday, February 10, and a one-half day sitting practice on Saturday, February 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Details are here: 2017-feb-retreat.

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Importance of having a place to practice

Classes on Saturday and Sunday will take place at the Parklane office, a stone’s throw from BIBS, at 817 W. Franklin Street. Then, we’ll be back at 660 N. 9th Street on Tuesday.

The weekend schedule is:

  • Saturday – Mahamudra at 8 a.m.; Refuge Recovery at 4:30 at 817 Franklin
  • Sunday – Beginners Mind Book Study at 9 a.m.; at 817 Franklin
    • Guided meditations at 11 a.m. at 817 Franklin.
    • Vajrayana practice at 4 p.m. at 817 Franklin.
  • Tuesday – Boise Insight Sangha at 6 p.m. at BIBS
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Closed due to flooding this weekend, but not for long….

As of Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, the space is closed due to water flooding in the old building, and apparently around the entire block. All scheduled BIBS events for this weekend are canceled.

We have some good news this morning. The flooding at the BIBS Center was quickly addressed. The property management company, Parklane Management, vacuumed and dried the space last night. This morning things are nearly dry and no bad smell! However, the carpet needs to be replaced, the cushions inspected and the space completely dried. So we will be back open in a matter of days, not weeks.  More details will be posted on this website.

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Yikes! Wednesday night class canceled

Due to the snow. Stay safe, stay home.

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Courses from informal to a thorough foundation

A person interested in meditation can find instruction, support and inspiration at a variety of classes over the next few months. These opportunities are temporary, so please RSVP to BIBScenter@yahoo.com right away if you would like to attend. All classes are held at the Boise Institute for Buddhist Studies practice space, 660 N. 9th Street.

For those just starting out who want to know what Buddhism is, where it came from, and some simple basics about meditation can take the Buddhist View 050, with Paul Dragone on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 7:30. Tonight (Jan. 18) is the second class out of five so it’s not too late to join now and get this beginner’s view.

If all you want is a one-time intro to mindfulness meditation, Dale Bowden will lead this one-hour informal session on Sunday, January 21 from 1 to 2 p.m. Expect a casual introduction that covers how to sit, how to breathe and how to be present.

For those wishing a more in-depth understanding of the heart of Buddha’s teachings, sign up for Buddhist View 100 with Dan Black and Rev. Michelle Tae. Both are longtime practitioners who will present the foundational teachings in common to all schools of Buddhism. This class will run on Sundays noon to 1 p.m. from Feb. 5 and continuing for seven weeks. Class will cover the Four Noble Truths and Noble Eightfold Path.

Kathleen Rose of Boise Insight Sangha will teach Mindfulness 150 on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. starting on March 1 and continuing for five Wednesdays. This course will cover the foundations of mindfulness using materials from Insight Meditation Center, with focus on engaging practice in everyday life.

Finally, and without any need for RSVP, Guided Meditations occur every Sunday at 11 a.m. to noon with Dan Black.

All events are freely offered to the public. No money, no problem. Attendees may wish to express their appreciation with dana, or generosity, which pays for BIBS’s few expenses.

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