Beginners Mind Sangha 2019 Spring Retreat at Harris Ranch

The Beginners Mind Sangha Spring Retreat is coming up soon.

April 25th through April 28th, 2019
Mill District Club House, Harris Ranch
Boise, Idaho 83716

This non-residential retreat, in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, will be held Thursday and Friday evenings (6 to 9 pm),all day Saturday (9 am to 8 pm) and half day Sunday (8 am to 3 pm).

Flyer for Retreat: Beginners Mind Sangha 2019 Spring Retreat

 

Be sure to check out Beginners Mind Sangha activities at BIBS:

Beginners Mind Book Group meets at BIBS on Sundays 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Late arrival OK. Currently reading  books by Thich Nhat Hanh: Living Buddha Living Christ and Call Me by My True Names. 

Beginners Mind Community Practice at BIBS on Sundays 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

See the Beginners Mind Sangha website for details:

http://www.beginnersmindsangha.org/

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Compassion Cultivation Class

Buddhist teachings emphasize the importance of compassion. The Boise Institute for Buddhist Studies will host a course on how to cultivate compassion. BIBS welcomes Winston Cheyney who will be presenting Stanford’s Compassion Cultivation Training(TM).

Winston Cheyney has studied the Dharma with Lama Jhampa Shaneman and Alan Wallace, among others, and recently completed the yearlong training course to be a teacher of Compassion Cultivation Training .  Winston works as a Registered Nurse in Critical Care at St. Lukes in Boise, and has a special interest in the application of secular meditation practices to help healthcare providers sustain compassion and prevent burnout.

COURSE BASICS

The Compassion Cultivation Training program (CCT) is an eight-week program designed to develop the qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness for oneself and for others. The training integrates traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research on compassion. The program was developed at the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education by a team of contemplative scholars, clinical psychologists, and researchers.

What Is Compassion?

Compassion unfolds in response to distress, pain or suffering. It begins with the recognition of suffering, which gives rise to feelings of concern and empathy. This, in turn, motivates the willingness to take action to relieve that suffering. At different times, and in different situations, different parts of this process (awareness, feelings, empathy, action) may be most available and/or most skillful.

The Training

Cultivating compassion involves training our own minds, developing specific skills in how we relate to ourselves and others, and intentionally choosing compassionate thoughts and actions. CCT is a two-hour weekly interactive class. Class includes:

  •    Group discussion to share learning experiences
  •    Meditation to improve awareness
  •    Listening and communication exercises to strengthen compassion
  •    Homework: Daily compassion meditation practices and real-world assignments

Feburary 4 – March 25   Mondays 7PM – 9PM

At BIBS: 901 N 15th St

If you wish to attend, RSVP via email to joshrychert@gmail.com.

Please RSVP only if you are able to attend all 8 of the two hour classes.

There is no fee for attendance, but a donation to the Boise Institute for Buddhist Studies is suggested. Donations can be made in cash, check, or online.

 

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EXPLORING BUDDHISM:
A SERIES OF BEGINNING TEACHINGS

 Presented by Treasure Valley Dharma Friends

All classes are held:  10:00 – 11:30 AM,
At:  LTTT Buddhist Temple – 8813 W. Ardene St., Boise

Flyer: https://bibscenter.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/tvdfbeginnerflyer-1-12-19-c3-color.pdf

Starting January 12, 2019

 

Six introductory teachings for people interested in exploring Buddhism:

1/12/2019        Life of The Buddha and the Buddhist Worldview

1/19/2019        The Four Noble Truths – The First of the Buddha’s Teachings

1/26/2019        The Meaning of Refuge and the Role of Prayer

2/2/2019          Karma and Rebirth – The importance of Cause and Effect

2/9/2019          Developing Love and Compassion

2/16/2019        Meditation – Calm Abiding and Analytical

 

The teachings do not require preparation.  Further, each session is designed to stand alone, so it is not necessary to attend them all.  Everyone is welcome, and the teachings are well suited to both Buddhists and folks who are not Buddhist but curious.         

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On January 1, BIBS will be moving to a new location, 901 N. 15th St. on the corner of 15th and Fort. The schedule will stay the same.

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Precious Dharma Retreat with Sangyam Kamala Rinpoche at Boise’s Compassion and Insight Center (Not a BIBS Event)

 

Ven. Sangyum Kamala Rinpoche is the spiritual companion of His Holiness Chatral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche, one of the greatest Dzogchen (Great Perfection) masters of the past century, who entered parinirvana in December 2015 at the age of 104. Kamala Rinpoche fulfilled the traditional three-year-retreat before being married at the age of 20. This is a rare and precious opportunity to receive teachings and oral transmissions from a female Lama with a high level of ritual and meditative experience. An accomplished and realized practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism, Kamala Rinpoche generously and enthusiastically shares her abundant wisdom and compassion with warmth, humility, and humor. We are most fortunate to have Venerable Kamala Rinpoche visiting Idaho!

For Info and registration contact Jesse Shreeve: 208-995-1491 or turnthewheel108@gmail.com

Details:

Sept. 28- Oct. 1st 
Friday 7-9 pm 
Saturday 10-12, 2-4:30, 6:30-8:30 
Sunday 1:30-4:00 
Monday 7-9 pm

Suggested Donation: $100 (No one turned away for lack of funds) *Non-residential*

Compassion and Insight Center  (Heart of the Dharma)- 1627 S Orchard St #200, Boise, ID 83705

https://www.heartofdharma.org/

For Info and registration contact Jesse Shreeve: 208-995-1491 or turnthewheel108@gmail.com

Precious Dharma Retreat with Sangyam Kamala Rinpoche

Friday, Sep 28, 2018, 7:00 PM

Heart of the Dharma
1627 S. Orchard St. Suite 200 Boise, ID

3 Meditators Attending

Sept. 28- Oct. 1st Friday 7-9 pm Saturday 10-12, 2-4:30, 6:30-8:30 Sunday 1:30-4:00 Monday 7-9 pm Ven. Sangyum Kamala Rinpoche is the spiritual companion of His Holiness Chatral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche, one of the greatest Dzogchen (Great Perfection) masters of the past century, who entered parinirvana in December 2015 at the age of 104. Kamala Rinpo…

Check out this Meetup →

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How To Navigate Turbulent Times In A Wholesome Way

The Open Path is pleased to welcome our founder Karma Sonam Senge.

Fridays, September 7th and 14th, 2018

7:00pm at  BIBS, 660 N 9th Street; Boise

No admission charge, but donations for the teacher will be gratefully accepted

From the attached flyer:

Our Daily life is bombarded with myriad forms of negativities. What can we do to overcome these obstacles to happiness? Come join us to explore techniques to develop an attitude that supports our goodness. Karma Sonam Senge is a teacher of awakening, in the tradition of his principle teacher the Venerable Namgyal Rinpoche. Senge was ordained in the Karma Kargu tradition by His Holiness the 16th Karmapa and also by Sayadaw U Thila Wunta, in the Theravadin tradition. At present, Lama Senge lives and teaches on an island off the coast of B.C. where he is writing, painting and practicing awareness.

A Vajra Sattva Empowerment will be given Sunday September 9th at noon,
followed by a potluck picnic. The ceremony will be held at the Open Path
Retreat Land near Aldape Summit. For directions and other information, please
call or text Paul Lingard at (208) 761-0764.

Flyer:

Sonam Senge 2018

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Changes at BIBS

BIBS has a new executive director, a position vacated by Dan Black who has stepped down to address some other matters. Josh Rychert, a leader of Refuge Recovery Boise and a board member accepted the role as new executive director and president of the board. Dan had helped establish BIBS in January, 2013, and has since offered beginners classes. He led the Sunday 11 a.m. Guided Meditation and was facilitator at the Sunday noon Buddhist Classics book study group. Both sessions at those time slots are expected to continue, as the group transitions with new facilitators. Dan’s last day leading meditation will be Sunday, Aug. 12. He is downsizing possessions and will offer pieces of Buddhist art to those who are interested. Anyone interested in meditation, Buddhist art, or to say hi to Dan is welcome to come visit on Sunday at 11.

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Damcho Rinpoche’s teaching schedule has changed on Sunday.

The schedule for Damcho Rinpoche’s teachings has changed for Sunday, August 5 only. That day is dedicated to gaining initiation and practice instructions for the Medicine Buddha, and attendance is now by RSVP only. The location is the BIBS Center, 660 N. 9th Street, and the initiation occurs from noon to 1. There is no practice level requirement or commitment.  We will break for 30 minutes for tea, and teachings on the Medicine Buddha resume at 1:30 and go until 3. Reserve your spot in person at the registration table before teachings on ThursdayFriday or SaturdaySunday’s event has a cap of 30 people. All other teachings are at the Vietnamese Temple as previously advertised.

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Zen Event Postponed

Unfortunately, due to a family event Zen Master Bon Soeng will not be able to attend the retreat on August 10th/11th. The event has been rescheduled to August 24th and 25th.

The schedule now is:

  • Dharma Talk Friday night, August 24th, at 7pm
  • 1/2 day Meditation Retreat Sat morning, August 25th from 9am to 1pm

Location:
Boise Institute for Buddhist Studies
660 N 9th St
Boise, ID 83702

Please RSVP if you are able to attend one or both events to clintonjamessmith@gmail.com. And please feel free to share the invitation with any who you think would like to attend.

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Ancient Wisdom, Modern Practice; a week of teachings with Tulku Damcho Rinpoche in Boise on August 2-9

Ancient Wisdom, Modern Practice; a week of teachings with Tulku Damcho Rinpoche in Boise on August 2-9.

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