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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Boise Buddhist Celebration 2018

Boise Buddhist Celebration 2018Don’t forget that the celebration of the Buddha’s Birth, Enlightenment, and Paranirvana will be Saturday, June 9 at the Lin Tu Vietnamese Temple.
More details at, and on Facebook. There’s also a mobile app for the event.
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BIBS Sunday Guided Meditation

The regular 11 a.m. Sundays “Meditation, Lightly Guided” sessions with Dan Black will be silent meditation sessions during the rest of June and July. Guided meditations will return in August.

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Meditation Retreat with Jason Quinn JDPSN

CaptureJason Quinn received “inka” teaching authority called Ji Do Poep Sa Nims (JDPSN) in 2015 at the Providence Zen Center. Jason started practicing with the Kwan Um School of Zen in 1997 with the Dharma Sound Zen Center in Seattle. In 1999, he moved to the Providence Zen Center (PZC). He trained as a monk for nine years, during which time he sat many long summer and winter retreats around the world, including Korea, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Mexico. In 2008 Jason relocated to Berkeley, California, where he became Abbot of the the Empty Gate Zen Center and returned to lay life. He spent a brief time back at PZC (2012-13) to serve as Abbot, before returning to Empty Gate Zen Center in Berkeley where he continues his work as Vice Abbott.

Friday, May 18th, 7:00pm

Boise Institute for Buddhist Studies: 660 N 9th St, Boise, ID 83702 [map]

Saturday, May May 19th, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Boise Institute for Buddhist Studies: 660 N 9th St, Boise, ID 83702 [map]

Beginners Welcome! Pre-registration requested.

More info:

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Dr. Larry Ward & Dr. Peggy Rowe-Ward to lead mindfulness retreat in Jerome in May

wardBeginners Mind Sangha welcomes Dharma teachers Dr. Larry Ward and Dr. Peggy Rowe-Ward, who will lead a residential mindfulness retreat in Jerome from May 24-27. The spring retreat is entitled “How Birds Fly: Guiding our Suffering into the Path of Enlightenment,” and is compassionately offered in the spirit of love and wisdom. This is an opportunity for those who wish to deepen their daily spiritual journey.

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A Song of the Four Mindfulnesses: May 4-6

Treasure Valley Dharma Friends is pleased to present:

Lama Jhampa Shaneman
May 4-6, 2018

  • Friday, May 4th: 7pm @ Linh Thuu Temple*
  • Saturday, May 5th: 10am @ Linh Thuu Temple*
  • Saturday, May 5th: 1:30pm @ Linh Thuu Temple*
  • Sunday, May 6th: 10am @ Location TBA**

* Linh Thuu Temple: 8813 W. Ardene St, Boise [map]
** Potluck lunch, location to be announced

$15 per session, or $60 for all (no one turned away for lack of funds)

Song of the Four Mindfulnesses



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