Category: Classes and Gatherings

Classes and gatherings to study the Dharma together

Introduction to Zen September 22-23

On Zen an introduction Springs Mountain Sangha is offering a short introduction to Zen Buddhism.  This will include instruction, discussion, an experiential focus on meditation, koan consideration, a   tea ceremony; and, a dharma talk by Sarah Bender, Roshi. We…

Koans for June 18 and 25

Koan Gatherings with Sarah Bender Creek Bend Zendo, 7528 Jenkin Place Sundays, June 18 and 25, 3 to 5 PM Dear Friends, For the next two Sunday afternoons we’ll take up together several koans from the record of Dongshan .…

June WITR Date Correction and Events Reminder

  June 17 Saturday is the corrected date for Work in the Room: 6:30 to 8:30 AM with Sarah Bender, Sensei To schedule an appointment  please contact Sarah Bender  sembender@gmail.com Two Koan Circles with Sarah Bender, Sensei Sundays, June 18 and June 25, 3:00 to 5:00 PM Creek Bend Zendo, 7528…

A Week of Sangha Events

 We have an unusual week of events beginning tomorrow, March 30th.  This as a gentle reminder- Thursday Evening Practice Support Frank Actis and Liz Cramer, discussion leaders When:  March 30th Time: 6:00 to 7:30 pm Where:  Shove Chapel (side chapel)…

Practice Period 2017

  Dear Bodhisattvas,   Here begins Springs Mountain Sangha’s 2017 practice period, March 4 to April 23! You might see it as a time of rededication to awakening, the way and our companions. Or it may be something else for you.…

Work in the Room February 25

  Jingqing said about a conversation with one of his students, “One drop is just black ink. Two drops and a dragon is born.” Work In The Room with Sarah Bender, Sensei Saturday, February 25 Meditation will need to be…

Introduction to Zen Starts This Thursday

A Clear Eye, an Open Heart Introduction to Zen with Sarah Bender, Sensei Resident Teacher, Springs Mountain Sangha when and where… Thursdays, 7:00 to 8:30 PM January 26, Feb. 2 and 9, Feb. 23 Sacred Grounds (downstairs, Shove Memorial Chapel at Colorado College)…

Practice Period with Two Retreats

A Koan:  “Walk straight on a narrow mountain path with 99 turns.” SMS Spring Practice Period  March 4 to April 23  With Three Retreats two at the Franciscan Retreat Center (FRC) Mount St. Francis, Colorado Springs: March 4th (deadline for Registration February…