Class Calendar

Recurring Meetings | Class Calendar

The Class Calendar will have the most up-to-date information on meeting times. Note that recurring meetings may not be available on some holidays. Please check the calendar for special dates.

Empty Gate Zen Center

Zen meditation group in the “Kwan Um” style of practice. Leaders in this school include Zen Master Bon Soeng. This is an international school and many people who sit with the Boise group are from other states and other countries. For information, contact


Resource: Chanting Book


Mon-Thur at 6:30 – 7:30 a.m.

In person or Online (Zoom)


Every Thursday at 7 p.m.

In person or Online (Zoom)

Boise Insight Sangha

Meditation group using the Vipassana-style of meditation. For information, contact



6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

In Person Only

Every First Saturday

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

In Person & Online
(Please contact for meeting information)

Beginner’s Mind Sangha

This group practices mindfulness meditation as taught by Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, poet and peace activist. It encourages bringing a mindful awareness into all aspects of your life.



7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

In Person Only

Book Group

10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

In Person Only

Recovery Dharma

A peer-led community unified by the potential of each of person to recover and find freedom from the suffering of addiction. For more information, call ‪(208) 514-3039‬.



6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

In Person Only


5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

In Person Only


4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

In Person Only


9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

In Person Only

Dragon’s Pearl Sangha

This group utilizes an integrated non-sectarian approach involving the core principles and practices of both Zen Buddhism and non-duality; but without the ‘traditional’ cultural contexts. Dragon’s Pearl Sangha is dedicated to assisting individuals in realizing their true nature as well as in creating a community of people committed to living lives authentically and in harmony with others and the planet we share.


Every Second and Fourth Tuesday

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

In Person Only

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The Vipassana group on Tuesday is not an Institute course, but rather a community group that is mostly enjoying sitting practice together, and is just getting organized. The Buddhist View 100 (Foundations) is currently in its final few weeks. It is not scheduled to repeat at the present time, though if requested by several people it will return as early as this summer.

Do you offer instruction in Vipassana, or are the meditation times just for those already familiar with the technique? Also, do you know when you’ll be starting the 100 course anew?

Beginner’s Mind Sangha hosts a book study group Sundays, 10am until noon. The current book is “Awakening of the Heart, Essential Buddhist Sutras and Commentaries” by Thich Nhat Hanh. We are reading the first sutra in the book pertaining to the Full Awareness of Breathing and will discuss pages 59 thru 72. The book study group is open to everyone. As with all of BIBS activities there is no charge to participate, although generosity is appreciated.