New BIBS Classes!

The Thangka that hangs in the BIBS Center.
The Thangka that hangs in the BIBS Center.

June 7 – Intro to Emptiness

Buddhist View: 125 – Taught by Dan Black, of Treasure Valley Dharma Friends
11 – noon, Sunday, June 7 (4 weeks)
at the BIBS Center, 660 N. 9th. Street.

This course examines central questions about how self, labels and appearances exist. Tibetan Buddhist view of emptiness as presented in the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism. Register to for text.

June 6 – Reflecting Gems ½ Day Retreat

9 a.m. to noon. At the BIBS center, 660 N. 9th Street.
Led by Scott Woodbury of Beginners Mind Sangha, this half-day practice is devoted to meditation. We will have short stretching breaks and some walking meditation.

June 3 – The Precepts, A Source of Joy bigstock-closeup-of-the-fingers-of-budd-48810572

Starts Wednesday, June 3 (4 weeks)
7 to 8:30 p.m. at the BIBS Center
Buddhist View 125: Refuge

A class for those eager to roll up their sleeves and get to work.  The precepts articulate Buddhist ethics, and we vow to keep them as a source of guidance.  But they are also a source of great joy.  Taught by Chia Wood, this class introduces the precepts with an emphasis on using them in your own life, in your own way.

Class materials: The Mind of Clover by Robert Aitken.  Bring pencil and paper to class.

With a background in Zen, and input from other schools, Chia Wood has spent 30 years practicing Buddhism.  She found inner peace by resolving inner conflict, and discovered that ethical living is more fun than Disney Land.  Her goal is to help others do the same.

May 16 morning zazen at BIBS

Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon, the Floating Cloud Sangha is hosting morning zazen, We especially welcome Peter van der Sterre from San Francisco. Peter is a frequent visitor to Boise and a zen priest and student of Norman Fisher.  The event is open to anyone who would like to join us.


Weekly Meetings at BIBS

The BIBS Center is proud to host weekly meetings by Buddhist groups in the area.

Beginners Mind Sangha Book Study –
Saturdays, 9- 10:30 a.m.

Refuge Recovery – Addiction Recovery/ Dharma Group
Saturdays, 1 -2

Empty Gate Zen
Thursdays, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Boise Insight Sangha
Tuesdays, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Treasure Valley Dharma Friends Vajrayana Practice
Sundays, 4 – 5:30 p.m.

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