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Mar
4
Sat
2017 SMS Practice Period
Mar 4 – Apr 23 all-day

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.

 

A time to rest in the vast arms of the moment as often as possible. That’s a discipline all of its own.

A time to clear away whatever is finished, whatever is simply noise, to free the field for hearing the song of what’s beautiful, coming towards you.

 

A time to respond with courage to the suffering of the world, as it lands on your doorstep or in your heart.

 

A time to ask the questions you are usually too busy to ask.

 

A time to subvert delusions and heal divisions.

 

Or other……………..

 

This practice period begins close to the Tibetan New Year and to the start of Lent, and straddles the vernal equinox. It’s a time of rising energy, of turning towards the unfurling of the new.

 

Right away there’s a retreat offering from Andrew Palmer and Wet Mountain Sangha:

 

Nothing Hidden Koan Retreat

Offered by Wet MountainSangha

March 10-11, 2017 with Andrew Palmer, Sensei

at The Center for Inner Peace, Pueblo

For more information contact Andrew at alpsensei@gmail.com

or visit www.wetmountainsangha.org

 

 

And to support our resolve and nourish our awakening during this time, SMS will be offering the following, in addition to our regular schedule:

 

Sunday Afternoon Koan Series

with Sarah Bender, Sensei

sayings and koans of Master Linji, founder of the

koan school of Zen in which we practice.

At Creek Bend Zendo

March 12 and 19, April 2 and 9

3:00 to 5:00 PM 

 

contact Sarah Bender: sembender@gmail.com

 

 

 

Practice Support Groups

We will have a daytime as well as an evening support group during our practice period.They are to bring forward what is alive for us during this dedicated time.  We will have a period of sitting followed by an hour of discussion.

Friday Mornings

Clay Taylor, discussion leader

When:  every Friday, March10- April 14

Time: 10:00 to 11:30 am

Where:  Clay Taylor’s house

1510 Hermosa Place

Colorado Springs, CO  80906

Contact: Clay Taylor at (719) 217-2065

And

Thursday Evenings

Frank Actis and Liz Cramer, discussion leaders

When:  March 16, 30, and April 13

Time: 6:00 to 7:30 pm

Where:  Shove Chapel (side chapel)

Contact: Liz Cramer elizabeth.cramer51@gmail.com

or (719) 659-3608

 

 

The period will conclude with our Spring meditation retreat:

April 19-23

with Senseis Sarah Bender and Andrew Palmer

  Franciscan Retreat Center

Colorado Springs

The retreat will begin with supper April 19, end early afternoon April 23

 For more info or for registration form:

  Steve Milligan

steve_milligan08@comcast.net

cost: $500 (double), $600 (single)

registration deadline April 5th will be firm

Some more notes will be coming your way, but for now, let me wish you a nourishing, challenging and beautiful practice period. May it bring good to a world that needs us.

Mar
30
Thu
Practice Period Support Group @ Shove Chapel
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Practice Support Groups
These are chances to meet with others in a small group for inspiration and encouragement for your meditation practice

Thursday Evenings
Frank Actis and Liz Cramer, discussion leaders

When:  March 16, 30, and April 13
Time: 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Where:  Shove Chapel (side chapel)

Contact: Liz Cramer elizabeth.cramer51@gmail.com
or (719) 659-3608

and,

Friday Mornings
Clay Taylor, discussion leader

When:  March 24, 31 and April 7 and 14
Time:  9-10:30
Where:  Clay Taylor’s house 1510 Hermosa Place 80906
Contact: Clay Taylor at (719) 217-2065

Mar
31
Fri
SMS Movie Night! @ Liz Cramer's Home
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

March 31st SMS Movie Night!

“The Eagle Huntress”

Everyone is welcome!  
RSVPs are helpful for veggie burgers and chair set up!

Time:      6:00 PM Pot Luck Dinner with 7:00 PM Movie
Where:   Liz Cramer’s 533 Crystal Hills Blvd
Manitou Springs CO 80829
Contact:  Liz Cramer  elizabeth.cramer51@gmail.com
or (719) 659-3608

Practice Period Support Group @ Clay Taylor's Home
Mar 31 @ 9:50 pm – 10:50 pm

Practice Support Groups
These are chances to meet with others in a small group for inspiration and encouragement for your meditation practice

Thursday Evenings
Frank Actis and Liz Cramer, discussion leaders

When:  March 16, 30, and April 13
Time: 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Where:  Shove Chapel (side chapel)

Contact: Liz Cramer elizabeth.cramer51@gmail.com
or (719) 659-3608

and,

Friday Mornings
Clay Taylor, discussion leader

When:  March 24, 31 and April 7 and 14
Time:  9-10:30
Where:  Clay Taylor’s house 1510 Hermosa Place 80906
Contact: Clay Taylor at (719) 217-2065

Apr
1
Sat
Zen Threads: @ Shove Chapel
Apr 1 @ 8:00 am – 8:30 am

Zen Threads: April 1, Percy Pellerin

Apr
5
Wed
Steering Committee Meeting
Apr 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Monthly SMS Steering Committee Meeting.  All are welcome.

 

For location or questions, please contact Robert King at kingrh@comcast.com.

Apr
7
Fri
Practice Period Support Group @ Clay Taylor's Home
Apr 7 @ 9:50 pm – 10:50 pm

Practice Support Groups
These are chances to meet with others in a small group for inspiration and encouragement for your meditation practice

Thursday Evenings
Frank Actis and Liz Cramer, discussion leaders

When:  March 16, 30, and April 13
Time: 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Where:  Shove Chapel (side chapel)

Contact: Liz Cramer elizabeth.cramer51@gmail.com
or (719) 659-3608

and,

Friday Mornings
Clay Taylor, discussion leader

When:  March 24, 31 and April 7 and 14
Time:  9-10:30
Where:  Clay Taylor’s house 1510 Hermosa Place 80906
Contact: Clay Taylor at (719) 217-2065

Apr
13
Thu
Practice Period Support Group @ Shove Chapel
Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Practice Support Groups
These are chances to meet with others in a small group for inspiration and encouragement for your meditation practice

Thursday Evenings
Frank Actis and Liz Cramer, discussion leaders

When:  March 16, 30, and April 13
Time: 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Where:  Shove Chapel (side chapel)

Contact: Liz Cramer elizabeth.cramer51@gmail.com
or (719) 659-3608

and,

Friday Mornings
Clay Taylor, discussion leader

When:  March 24, 31 and April 7 and 14
Time:  9-10:30
Where:  Clay Taylor’s house 1510 Hermosa Place 80906
Contact: Clay Taylor at (719) 217-2065

Apr
14
Fri
Practice Period Support Group @ Clay Taylor's Home
Apr 14 @ 9:50 pm – 10:50 pm

Practice Support Groups
These are chances to meet with others in a small group for inspiration and encouragement for your meditation practice

Thursday Evenings
Frank Actis and Liz Cramer, discussion leaders

When:  March 16, 30, and April 13
Time: 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Where:  Shove Chapel (side chapel)

Contact: Liz Cramer elizabeth.cramer51@gmail.com
or (719) 659-3608

and,

Friday Mornings
Clay Taylor, discussion leader

When:  March 24, 31 and April 7 and 14
Time:  9-10:30
Where:  Clay Taylor’s house 1510 Hermosa Place 80906
Contact: Clay Taylor at (719) 217-2065

May
3
Wed
Steering Committee Meeting
May 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Monthly SMS Steering Committee Meeting.  All are welcome.

 

For location or questions, please contact Robert King at kingrh@comcast.com.