What we're about

A man walks. However, he does not simply walk. He takes careful consideration of the lifting, the carrying, and the setting of his feet with every step he takes.

A woman sits. She has a tranquil look on her face, but her mind races and wanders, exploring her deepest thoughts. And then, she realizes she has strayed and returns to focusing on her breath.

Mindfulness is the cornerstone of any practice to achieve spiritual health, happiness, or enlightenment. When we become mindful of our speech and actions, we become kinder. When we become mindful of the effort we put into actions, we become stronger. When we become mindful of our concentration in our meditation, we become wiser.

At Rocky Mountain Insight, mindfulness is our cornerstone. Silent meditation allows for mindfulness of our breath; talks given by our teachers allow for mindfulness to spread into our everyday lives.

We welcome you with loving-kindness, with metta, and hope you will join us in our mindful walk towards happiness and enlightenment.

You can visit us at our website here: http://rockymountaininsight.org/

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Dharma and Daily Life: Discussion & Sitting Meditation

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Our Monday night program offers the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate through deeper meditative states under the guidance of our beloved Practice Leader Joan Norris and our esteemed Dharma Teacher Victor Bradford. The first day of the week is often the most stressful, and this can be one of the best opportunities to expand our practice. This session begins with a short reading and/or discussion on a topic of Dharma with an emphasis on how we can manifest Dharma in our daily lives and further develop our meditation practice. This is followed by a 50 minute silent sitting meditation. If this is your first time meditating, please arrive 10-15 minutes early for instruction or consider attending our weekly Sangha Orientation on Wednesday nights from 5:15 – 6:00pm.

Meditation Orientation

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If you are new to meditation or to Rocky Mountain Insight, we offer a weekly orientation session every Wednesday from 5:15 to 6:00pm before our regular Wednesday program. Meet one of our compassionate Practice Leaders or Dharma Teachers who will give you basic meditation instructions for both walking and sitting practice, as well as help familiarize you with the environment and traditions of RMI. This is also an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about Buddhism or meditation. After orientation we invite you to stay for our weekly Sangha practice which includes meditation and a Dharma talk by one of our Dharma Teachers.

Sangha Night: Meditation, Dharma, and Community

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Our main weekly event, Sangha Night, is open to all. We begin our evening with a short walking meditation to settle the body and mind followed by 20 – 30 minutes of sitting practice. Then, our usual program follows with a Dharma talk on one of the many aspects of the Buddhist path by our Associate Spiritual Director Ben Mikolaj or one of our other highly qualified and experienced Dharma Teachers. We also celebrate special programs and events on Wednesday nights, for example: meditations on the 4 Divine Abidings every 1st Wednesday, Refuge Vow ceremonies, recitation of the 5 Precepts on Wednesdays nearest the full-moon, and holiday celebrations such as Wesak. Please see our schedule for upcoming special events. We invite you to join us at Sangha Night for meditation, Dharma, and spiritual friendship.

Sunday Morning Vipassana Meditation Practice

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We invite you to join us Sunday mornings to calm your mind and open your heart through Buddhist Vipassana meditation practice. Vipassana means “clear-seeing” or “insight” and was taught by the Buddha to help cut the root of suffering and lead practitioners towards full awakening. We begin Sunday mornings with a short walking meditation followed by a reading from one of our Dharma Teachers or Practice Leaders. We then sit for roughly 40 minutes in silent meditation. If this is your first time meditating, please arrive 10-15 minutes early for instruction or consider attending our weekly Sangha Orientation on Wednesday nights from 5:15 – 6:00pm.

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