• Fall 2021 Weekend Retreat on Recognizing Self

    Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center

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  • Thursday Group - Buddhist Study and Practice Group

    Panera Bread

    After the year-long lockdown we are able to meet face to face again. To reduce risk of infection, participants may use optional face masks and we’re meeting outdoors where aerosolized breath is less likely to spread the virus.

    IBMR is resuming Thursday groups for the study of Buddhism, primarily Theravadan but inclusive of all traditions of practice, and practice such as we’re able to do in a public place.

    This first meeting shall be a follow-up to last weekend’s retreat and shall focus on a discussion of and practice for using vedana, “feeling” in daily life.

    A dana basket will be available for anyone wanting to donate for the continued work of the Indianapolis Buddhist Meditation Retreats.

    Dana collected on these meetups allow us to offer scholarships, that is, discounted fees for residential retreats. Without the support of dana at these meetups we would not have the funds to keep losing when offering residential retreats.

    Dana is always voluntary, a free-will expression of generosity and lovingkindness.

    RSVP is encouraged but not required should you become able to attend at the last minute.

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    The goal of Indianapolis Buddhist Meditation Retreats (IBMR) is to offer teachings and groups to support the practice of the traditions that arose around the Buddha's teachings from the 5th century BCE to the present on attaining lasting happiness while living actively in our world.

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  • June 2021 Weekend Retreat on Discovering Joy in Awareness

    Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center

    This is a teacher-led two-night, small-group, residential retreat at Benedict Inn for fully vaccinated practitioners from 7 pm Friday evening to Sunday at noon. A single-occupancy room and daily breakfast are included in the registration fee.

    RETREAT DESIGN: The retreat is designed for two days, but those with constraints may register for Day One only, 7 pm Friday to Saturday noon or Day Two only, 7 pm Saturday to Sunday noon. Please indicate when answering the questions below if you are attending only one day and which day you have chosen.

    The First Day shall be intensive training to develop mindfulness and concentration in the Theravadan Vipassana tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin and his Western student, Ruth Denison.

    The Second Day shall utilize teachings from the entire spectrum of Buddhist teachings and from other vital human traditions so that what we develop through training on the First Day we can apply to our daily activities after the retreat. Mind training, teachings, small group discussions.

    PREREQUISITE: Participants are asked to take the Five Training Precepts, including complete Silence and no communication with anyone inside the retreat or outside. Reading and writing are discouraged.

    On the 2nd day, silence is maintained except during discussion groups. Writing and journaling are enabled.

    SILENCE: In a vipassana retreat, participants are asked to temporarily cut themselves off from social or family contact the duration of the retreat. If you have to be in contact with the outside world, please come to another retreat; this is not suitable for your circumstance.

    No lunch or supper will be supplied. Participants can bring their own food that they can store in the community refrigerator. A toaster and microwave are available for the use of participants. Hot coffee is available 24 hours.

    TEACHER: Orlando Gustilo is a psychiatrist with over 30 years experience in Buddhist practice. He started in the Zen tradition in 1985 until he sat with Ruth Denison at IMS in 1986. He has taught Buddhism since 1986 and led meditation retreats since 2014.

    REGISTRATION FEES: IBMR's retreat fees are on a sliding scale. This affords participants to pay according to their means and needs, and their capacity for generosity and lovingkindness for the world. There are four categories: Scholarship, Basic, Sustaining and Benefactor.

    Scholarship does not cover IBMR's cost but is offered to those with limited means but sincere interest in practice. Mid is closer to IBMR's raw cost. Sustaining and Benefactor support Mid and Scholarships. Sustaining recognizes the value of practice and supports the work of IBMR to provide affordable authentic opportunities for more intensive training. Only those who choose Benefactor understand what they are doing.

    Scholarship: $110. Mid: $150. Sustaining: $210. Benefactor: $280.

    For those who only choose to attend Day One or Day Two: Scholarship: $65. Mid: $80. Sustaining: $110. Benefactor: $140.

    To register and arrange for payment, please contact the Retreat Manager, Cindy Brown, at [masked] or (317)[masked]. Mark your RSVP here but your reservation is not valid for holding your place until you contact Cindy. Reservation must be completed by June 1, 2021.

    No refunds are made except when a medical emergency occurs and at IBMR's discretion.

    TEACHER DANA. Registration does NOT include dana for the teacher. The Buddha's teachings transmitted during the retreat are considered "beyond price." Teachings support the arising of insight that offers us a radically precious way of viewing experience.

    "To say "it is not" does not make it empty.
    To maintain "it is" does not make it solid.
    It is a realm beyond thought—untroubled, nothing held, nothing dispelled—
    A space free from complications of thought and object."

    "Revelations of Ever-present Good" (from the Great Heart Drop Cycle)
    By Jigmé Lingpa, 18th Century Tibetan teacher and mystic
    Translated by Ken McLeod in A Trackless Path

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  • Thursday Meditation Spirituality Support Group

    Online event

    The meetup is for people needing or wanting support for their meditation practice via group sitting and discussion. The main teaching source shall be the Buddhist tradition but participants may also draw from other wisdom traditions if the teachings support their spiritual practice e.g. the Neo-hassidic Jewish tradition, Christian mystical, Sufi, yoga, etc.

    The host shall provide the structure which includes at least one period of sitting meditation followed by the attendees sharing their experiences and insights into meditation and spirituality. The host is simply a resource person who leads the group meditation and shepherds the discussion that it not stray from meditation and spirituality.

    There is no requirement for regular attendance although regular attendance is encouraged; people may come as they please. If they come, they are expected to fully participate and stay for the entire duration of the meetup.

    RSVP is encouraged but not required.

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    The goal of Indianapolis Buddhist Meditation Retreats (IBMR) is to offer teachings and groups to support the practice of the traditions that arose around the Buddha's teachings from the 5th century BCE to the present.

    Participants for this series may join when the waiting room opens at 6:40. Please join early. When admitted, please start meditation. No one will be admitted after 6:49.

    I understand that many of us are seeking social connection in these days of social distancing and isolation. Please seek this at many other meetups available to you.

    Sharon Zollman provided these Zoom tutorials (the first is a little over four minutes, the second is about eight minutes) for those unfamiliar with Zoom:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3Bkpn_ZxLU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9isp3qPeQ0Ev

    Participants are asked to turn on their microphones and videos. Seeing and hearing other participants make this a virtual gathering.

    Be well and happy. May we learn to live for ourselves and for all beings.

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  • Thursday Meditation and Spirituality Support Group

    Online event

    This is a non-Level IBMR meetup to support the practice of meditation as part of a spiritual practice.

    The meetup is for people needing or wanting support for their meditation practice via group sitting and discussion. The main teaching source shall be the Buddhist tradition but participants may also draw from other wisdom traditions if the teachings support our practice e.g. the Neo-hassidic Jewish tradition, Christian mystical, Sufi, yoga, etc.

    The host shall provide the structure which includes at least one period of sitting meditation followed by the attendees sharing their experiences and insights into meditation and spirituality. The host is simply a resource person who leads the group meditation and shepherds the discussion that it not stray from meditation and spirituality.

    There is no requirement for regular attendance although regular attendance is encouraged; people may come as they please. If they come, they are expected to fully participate and stay for the entire duration of the meetup.

    RSVP is encouraged but not required.

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    The goal of Indianapolis Buddhist Meditation Retreats (IBMR) is to offer teachings and groups to support the practice of the traditions that arose around the Buddha's teachings from the 5th century BCE to the present.

    Participants for this series may join when the waiting room opens at 6:40. Please join early. When admitted, please start meditation. No one will be admitted after 6:49.

    I understand that many of us are seeking social connection in these days of social distancing and isolation. Please seek this at many other meetups available to you.

    Sharon Zollman provided these Zoom tutorials (the first is a little over four minutes, the second is about eight minutes) for those unfamiliar with Zoom:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3Bkpn_ZxLU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9isp3qPeQ0Ev

    Participants are asked to turn on their microphones and videos. Seeing and hearing other participants make this a virtual gathering.

    Be well and happy. May we learn to live for ourselves and for all beings.

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  • Thursday Meditation and Spirituality Support Group

    Online event

    This is a non-Level IBMR meetup to support the practice of meditation as part of a spiritual practice.

    The meetup is for people needing or wanting support for their meditation practice via group sitting and discussion. The main teaching source shall be the Buddhist tradition but participants may also draw from other wisdom traditions if the teachings support our practice e.g. the Neo-hassidic Jewish tradition, Christian mystical, Sufi, yoga, etc.

    The host shall provide the structure which includes at least one period of sitting meditation followed by the attendees sharing their experiences and insights into meditation and spirituality. The host is simply a resource person who leads the group meditation and shepherds the discussion that it not stray from meditation and spirituality.

    There is no requirement for regular attendance although regular attendance is encouraged; people may come as they please. If they come, they are expected to fully participate and stay for the entire duration of the meetup.

    RSVP is encouraged but not required.

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    The goal of Indianapolis Buddhist Meditation Retreats (IBMR) is to offer teachings and groups to support the practice of the traditions that arose around the Buddha's teachings from the 5th century BCE to the present.

    Participants for this series may join when the waiting room opens at 6:40. Please join early. When admitted, please start meditation. No one will be admitted after 6:49.

    I understand that many of us are seeking social connection in these days of social distancing and isolation. Please seek this at many other meetups available to you.

    Sharon Zollman provided these Zoom tutorials (the first is a little over four minutes, the second is about eight minutes) for those unfamiliar with Zoom:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3Bkpn_ZxLU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9isp3qPeQ0Ev

    Participants are asked to turn on their microphones and videos. Seeing and hearing other participants make this a virtual gathering.

    Be well and happy. May we learn to live for ourselves and for all beings.

  • Thursday Meditation and Spirituality Support Group

    Online event

    This is a non-Level IBMR meetup to support the practice of meditation as part of a spiritual practice.

    The meetup is for people needing or wanting support for their meditation practice via group sitting and discussion. The main teaching source shall be the Buddhist tradition but participants may also draw from other wisdom traditions if the teachings support our practice e.g. the Neo-hassidic Jewish tradition, Christian mystical, Sufi, yoga, etc.

    The host shall provide the structure which includes at least one period of sitting meditation followed by the attendees sharing their experiences and insights into meditation and spirituality. The host is simply a resource person who leads the group meditation and shepherds the discussion that it not stray from meditation and spirituality.

    There is no requirement for regular attendance although regular attendance is encouraged; people may come as they please. If they come, they are expected to fully participate and stay for the entire duration of the meetup.

    RSVP is encouraged but not required.

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    Topic: IBMR Thursday Meetup

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    The goal of Indianapolis Buddhist Meditation Retreats (IBMR) is to offer teachings and groups to support the practice of the traditions that arose around the Buddha's teachings from the 5th century BCE to the present.

    Participants for this series may join when the waiting room opens at 6:40. Please join early. When admitted, please start meditation. No one will be admitted after 6:49.

    I understand that many of us are seeking social connection in these days of social distancing and isolation. Please seek this at many other meetups available to you.

    Sharon Zollman provided these Zoom tutorials (the first is a little over four minutes, the second is about eight minutes) for those unfamiliar with Zoom:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3Bkpn_ZxLU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9isp3qPeQ0Ev

    Participants are asked to turn on their microphones and videos. Seeing and hearing other participants make this a virtual gathering.

    Be well and happy. May we learn to live for ourselves and for all beings.

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  • Thursday Meditation and Spirituality Support Group

    Online event

    This is a non-Level IBMR meetup to support the practice of meditation as part of a spiritual practice.

    The meetup is for people needing or wanting support for their meditation practice via group sitting and discussion. The main teaching source shall be the Buddhist tradition but participants may also draw from other wisdom traditions if the teachings support our practice e.g. the Neo-hassidic Jewish tradition, Christian mystical, Sufi, yoga, etc.

    The host shall provide the structure which includes at least one period of sitting meditation followed by the attendees sharing their experiences and insights into meditation and spirituality. The host is simply a resource person who leads the group meditation and shepherds the discussion that it not stray from meditation and spirituality.

    There is no requirement for regular attendance although regular attendance is encouraged; people may come as they please. If they come, they are expected to fully participate and stay for the entire duration of the meetup.

    RSVP is encouraged but not required.

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    Topic: IBMR Thursday Meetup

    Join Zoom Meeting
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    The goal of Indianapolis Buddhist Meditation Retreats (IBMR) is to offer teachings and groups to support the practice of the traditions that arose around the Buddha's teachings from the 5th century BCE to the present.

    Participants for this series may join when the waiting room opens at 6:40. Please join early. When admitted, please start meditation. No one will be admitted after 6:49.

    I understand that many of us are seeking social connection in these days of social distancing and isolation. Please seek this at many other meetups available to you.

    Sharon Zollman provided these Zoom tutorials (the first is a little over four minutes, the second is about eight minutes) for those unfamiliar with Zoom:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3Bkpn_ZxLU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9isp3qPeQ0Ev

    Participants are asked to turn on their microphones and videos. Seeing and hearing other participants make this a virtual gathering.

    Be well and happy. May we learn to live for ourselves and for all beings.

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  • Morning Practice

    Online event

    This is a daily Workday Morning Practice conducted in silence as regular practice of an Intermittent Virtual Retreat.

    The meditation practice occurs 7 to 8 am EST Monday to Friday to give us time on the weekends to rest from gainful employment, spend quality time with ourselves, our families and friends, and reacquaint ourselves with the values that govern how we live our lives.

    It is open to anyone interested in regular meditation practice, each session lasting one hour.

    Buddhist practice involves all eight of the Buddha's Eightfold Path. Meditation consisting in developing right mindfulness, right concentration and right view is perhaps the most important part, traditionally done after or while working on the other elements of the Path like right thought, right speech, right action and right livelihood.

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    The goal of Indianapolis Buddhist Meditation Retreats (IBMR) is to offer teachings and groups to support the practice of the traditions that arose around the Buddha's teachings from the 5th century BCE to the present.

    Participants may join when the waiting room opens at 6:55. Please join early. No one will be admitted after 7.

    I understand that many of us are seeking social connection in these days of social distancing and isolation. Please seek this at many other meetups available to you.

    Sharon Zollman provided these Zoom tutorials (the first is a little over four minutes, the second is about eight minutes) for those unfamiliar with Zoom:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3Bkpn_ZxLU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9isp3qPeQ0Ev

    Participants are asked to turn on their microphones and videos to create our virtual sangha.

    RSVP is suggested. If your schedule changes, please change your status. No show will disable your invitation to join future retreats the rest of the month.

    Be well and happy. May we learn to live for our happiness and joy, and for that of all beings.

  • Thursday Meditation and Spirituality Support Group

    Online event

    This is a non-Level IBMR meetup to support the practice of meditation as part of a spiritual practice.

    The meetup is for people needing or wanting support for their meditation practice via group sitting and discussion. The main teaching source shall be the Buddhist tradition but participants may also draw from other wisdom traditions if the teachings support our practice e.g. the Neo-hassidic Jewish tradition, Christian mystical, Sufi, yoga, etc.

    The host shall provide the structure which includes at least one period of sitting meditation followed by the attendees sharing their experiences and insights into meditation and spirituality. The host is simply a resource person who leads the group meditation and shepherds the discussion that it not stray from meditation and spirituality.

    There is no requirement for regular attendance although regular attendance is encouraged; people may come as they please. If they come, they are expected to fully participate and stay for the entire duration of the meetup.

    RSVP is encouraged but not required.

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    The goal of Indianapolis Buddhist Meditation Retreats (IBMR) is to offer teachings and groups to support the practice of the traditions that arose around the Buddha's teachings from the 5th century BCE to the present.

    Participants for this series may join when the waiting room opens at 6:40. Please join early. When admitted, please start meditation. No one will be admitted after 6:49.

    I understand that many of us are seeking social connection in these days of social distancing and isolation. Please seek this at many other meetups available to you.

    Sharon Zollman provided these Zoom tutorials (the first is a little over four minutes, the second is about eight minutes) for those unfamiliar with Zoom:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3Bkpn_ZxLU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9isp3qPeQ0Ev

    Participants are asked to turn on their microphones and videos. Seeing and hearing other participants make this a virtual gathering.

    Be well and happy. May we learn to live for ourselves and for all beings.

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