I (HEART) February – Foundation Course Begins

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Buddhist View 100: Four Noble Truths and Noble Eightfold Path

Mondays 7 to 8:15 p.m. – Starting Feb. 16 (10 weeks)

Taught by Dan Black and Rev. Michele Tae, this BIBS foundation course gives a personal introduction to the profound foundations of the Buddhist worldview and practice. This course covers Buddha’s core teachings, with practical instructions on meeting the challenges of today’s world.

Class materials: The Noble Eightfold Path by Bhikkhu Bodhi; and The Heart of the Buddha’s Teachings by Thich Nhat Hahn (Students are asked to get the books on their own).

Rev. Michele Tae, M’tae, is a Buddhist chaplain ordained at the Upaya Institute and Zen Center. She is also a member of the Order of Interbeing and is a longtime student in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. She has been an active member of Beginner’s Mind Sangha for nearly 20 years. Her teaching style is direct, gentle, and full of appreciation the miracles we find in the present moment.

Dan Black has studied with lamas in all four schools in the Tibetan tradition for over 20 years and applies a non-sectarian approach toward the Buddha’s teachings. Dan began leading Buddhist book groups in the late 1990s and he co-founded the Treasure Valley Dharma Friends in 2001, where he led classes for more than a decade. Dan is the current director of the Boise Institute for Buddhist Studies. His teaching style aims to empower people to chart a deliberate lifestyle.

Homage to Tara the Liberator Vajrayana Practice Ceremony

Sunday, 11 a.m. to noon – Feb. 15

Chanting praises and meditation – Tara is a female Buddha, whose power and purity create  the causes for happiness and overcoming obstacles.
BIBS Center, 660 N. 9th Street
Co-led by Dan Black and BIBS Sangha

Meditation, Lightly-Guided, with Dan Black

Sundays through February, 1 to 2 p.m.

Practicing meditative concentration and insight through deep relaxation and sustained, even attention.
BIBS Center, 660 N. 9th Street

– All BIBS classes are offered freely. Donations, or dana, are welcome and help support the center.

And around town…

Boise Dharma Center – Dzogchen Lineage Purification Workshop

Learn the techniques and practices for purifying negative karma – Feb. 21, 22


Boise Dharma Center – Dzogchen Lineage Beginner Buddhism Course

Tuesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. – Starting Feb. 24 (4 weeks)

Info at the Boise
and at: beginner2015winter

At the Floating Clouds Zen Group

March 7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Zen Meditation with Leslie James from Tassajara Zen Mountain Monastery

At Komyozan Dojo, Call for details, contact


At Beginners Mind Sangha

March 19-22; Michael Ciborski Retreat

Details at


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