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As the organization's title implies, BIBS is committed to learning, understanding and practicing the Buddhist path. In particular, the organization is non-sectarian and based on the presentation of traditional Mahayana principles. The Institute helps to preserve a spiritual tradition that has enriched human civilization for 2600 years.

Zen Master on May 19, 20, 2017

Jason Quinn, the Vice Abbott of Empty Gate Zen Center in Berkeley Will give a Dharma talk at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 19 And a 1/2 Day Meditation from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 at … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Yikes! Wednesday night class canceled

Due to the snow. Stay safe, stay home.

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