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.


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

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 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.

Click thumbnail below to download PDF:

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Meditation Retreat with Master Bon Soeng: Aug 11th (rescheduled to August 24th and 25th)

ZEN MASTER BON SOENG received Inka (teaching authority) from Zen Master Seung Sahn in 1992 and became a Zen Master in 2001. He has been practicing Zen since 1975 and has practiced with Zen Master Seung Sahn since 1979.  He is the Guiding Teacher of Empty Gate Zen Center in Berkeley, and the Boise Sitting Group. He is also a licensed psychotherapist in private practice, specializing in the integration of Zen Buddhism and Western Psychotherapy.

Dharma Talk:

Friday August 10th, 7pm – 8:30pm

Zen Meditation Retreat:

Saturday August 11th, 9am – 1pm


More info:

Beginners Welcome!  Pre-registration requested.

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Schedule Update

The Sunday at noon Buddhist Classics Study Group is cancelled for July 15. The study continues on July 22 and 29, but is cancelled on August 5 to accommodate teachings by Tulku Damcho. The BIBS Guided Meditation at 11 am on Sundays continues this summer, though will sometimes be a silent meditation.

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Meditation and Mindfulness

Treasure Valley Dharma Friends is pleased to present

Lama Jhampa Shaneman

June 29 – July 1, 2018

See THIS FLYER (PDF) for more details.

Jhampa Shaneman will teach how to meditate and discuss the topic ofmindfulness. This is an excellent opportunity for beginning students with no previous meditation experience to learn basic techniques and for more advanced students to sharpen their skills.

Dates and times:

  • June 29, 2018 from 7:00–8:30pm
  • June 30, 2018 from 10:00am–Noon
  • June 30, 2018 from 1:30–3:30pm
  • July 1, 2018 from 10:00am–Noon (potluck lunch to follow)
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Just Sit is now Boise Nondual Sangha

The Boise Nondual Sangha (formerly Just Sit Boise) is comprised of a group of Nonduality and Buddhist practitioners who recognize the importance of waking up to one’s true nature. Weekly meetings consist of Zen-style sitting and walking meditation, satsang, and occasional dharma talks (live and streaming) by local practitioners and recognized Nonduality and Buddhist teachers. Contact Vincent J. Fortunato ( for more information.

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Tulku Damcho Rinpoche Scheduled to Visit

tulkuThe Treasure Valley Dharma Friends will present Tibetan lama Tulku Damcho Rinpoche, a Vajrayana master in the Kagyu School during a seven-day teaching engagement in Boise. The teachings will be August 2-9. This is a rare opportunity to study closely with a classically-trained Buddhist master.
More details to follow.
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