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Springs Mountain Sangha April 2014 Calendar

Friday, March 28th, 2014
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It is better to travel well than to arrive..”
….Buddha

Spring Mediation Retreat
Please join us for a Spring Meditation  Retreat with Sarah Bender, Sensei, March 31 to April 6 at the Abbey in Canon City. Please contact Steve Milligan for more details.

Dharma Study and Discussion
Join us for Dharma study and discussion, each Monday before meditation with Sarah Bender, Sensei, or Andrew Palmer, Sensei (roughly alternating).

  • Discussion: a time to take up practice matters informally.

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Time: 5:15 - 6 pm (please arrive on time if you can, but join us late if you can’t)
Location: Shove Chapel Dharma Hall (downstairs)

Sutra Service
Our monthly Sutra service will be on April 7th during our regular Monday night sit. Please join us.
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Time: 6:10 pm
Location: Shove Chapel Dharma Hall (downstairs)

Newcomer Orientation and Sangha Community Night
Monday, April 14th at the Shove Chapel Dharma Hall (main level). This is for anyone who would like a brief orientation to meditation, our tradition, or our Sangha and customs. Following the orientation, you’re invited to join us for meditation and our monthly Community night at 6:10 pm.
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Date/Time: April 14th at 5:40 pm
Location: Shove Chapel Dharma Hall (main level)

Work in the Room (WITR)
Andrew, Sensei, will offer WITR this month on Saturday, April 19th during our 6:30 to 8:30 am sits. Our Saturday WITR is a 20-minute appointment to meet individually with the teacher regarding your practice or any questions.
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Note: If you have questions about what this is, or if you’d like to make an appointment to meet with Sarah Bender, Sensei, or Andrew Palmer, Sensei, at other time, please email them at sembender@gmail.com or alpsensei@gmail.com

Dharma Talks
Join us for Dharma talks on Monday, April 21st with Sarah Bender, Sensei, and on Monday, April 28th with Andrew Palmer, Sensei, during our regular Monday-night meditation.
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Time: Meditation at 6:10 pm; Dharma Talk starts about 6:45
Location: Shove Chapel

Sangha Community Night
Join us for a Sangha Community night on Monday, April 14th during our regular Monday-night meditation.
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Time: 6:10 - 8:00 pm
Location: Shove Chapel

New Koan Study Series
There will be a new koan study series led by Sarah Bender, Sensei, beginning in April and continuing into May. Please join us, no experience required. Contact Sarah Bender for more information.
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Dates/Time: April 20, 27, and May 4, 11, 18 at 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: Creek Bend Zendo

Next Steering Committee Meeting
The next Steering Committee Meeting is April 9th 4, 5:30 - 8:30 at 530 Custer Street. Please contact Linda Hodges for information or questions..
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Date/Time: Tuesday, April 4th, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Location: 530 Custer street

Looking Ahead…

May
2nd Annual Buddha Day Celebration May 10th at 4:00 pm. Details to follow.

July
Meditation Retreat, details To be announced.

Fall Meditation Retreat
October 15 to 19 at the Abbey at Canon City with Sarah Bender, Sensei

About Dana

We depend on the generosity of our members to support the work of our sangha. Donations are gratefully received in the Dana bowl in the alcove of the meditation hall in Shove Chapel. Also, everyone is invited to contribute flowers for the altar and cookies for Community Nights.

Generosity brings happiness at every stage of its expression. We experience joy in forming the intention to be generous. We experience joy in the actual act of giving something. And we experience joy in remembering the fact that we have given.

Buddha

We now accept PayPal donations. You can get to the SMS PayPal link on the SMS web site at: http://www.smszen.org/donate.html or by selecting the donate icon:

March 2014 Calendar

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

It is better to travel well than to arrive..”
….Buddha

Bodhisattvas! Please note changes to the schedule due to Sarah’s availability, as well as the Springs Meditation Retreat at the end of the month.sim-06_new


Dharma Study and Discussion
Join us for study and discussion each Monday before meditation with Sarah Bender, Sensei or Andrew Palmer, Sensei (roughly alternating). We’ll be taking up the broad topic, “Living Practice,” and will divide it as follows:

  • The Realm of the Sacred
  • Community Practice
  • The intimate world of family and friends
  • The wider world of work, society and culture
  • Generosity and Service
  • This Very Body
  • Creative Expression

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Time: 5:15 - 6 pm (please arrive on time if you can, but join us late if you can’t)
Location: Shove Chapel Dharma Hall (downstairs)

Sangha Pot Luck CHANGE!
Please note, the Sangha Pot Luck March 15th is CANCELLED!

Newcomer Orientation
Monday, March 17th at the Shove Chapel Dharma Hall (main level). This is for anyone who would like a brief orientation to meditation, our tradition, or our Sangha and customs. Following the orientation, you’re invited to join us for meditation at 6:10 pm.
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Time: 5:40 pm
Location: Shove Chapel Dharma Hall (main level)

Simple Sits
Join us for two simple meditation sits on Monday, March 31during our regular Monday meditation.
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Time: 6:10 - 7:30

Work in the Room (WITR)
Sarah Bender, Sensei, will offer WITR this month onSaturday, March 8th during our 6:30 to 8:30 am sits. OurSaturday WITR is a 20-minute appointment to meet individually with the teacher regarding your practice or any questions.
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Note: If you have questions about what this is, or if you’d like to make an appointment to meet with Sarah Bender, Sensei, or Andrew Palmer, Sensei, at other time, please email them at sembender@gmail.com or alpsensei@gmail.com

Dharma Talks
Join us for Dharma talks on Monday, March 10th with Sarah Bender, Sensei, and on Monday, March 24 with Andrew Palmer, Sensei, during our regular Monday-night meditation.
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Time: Meditation at 6:10 pm; Dharma Talk starts about 6:45
Location: Shove Chapel

Sangha Community Night
Join us for a Sangha Community night on Monday, March 17th during our regular Monday-night meditation.
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Time: 6:10 - 8:00 pm
Location: Shove Chapel

March Sutra Study
The Diamond Sutra studies conclude this month with the final sessions on March 4th and 16th. There is an additional makeup session on Sunday March 9th. Please contactSarah Bender for questions or information information.
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Dates/Time: March 4, 16 (makeup on March 9) at 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: Creek Bend Zendo

Maya Sangha Habitat for Humanity
On March 22nd there is a Colorado Springs “Maya Sangha” Habitat for Humanity event.  Please contact Liz Cramer for information. All are encouraged to participate!

Spring Mediation Retreat
Please join us for a Spring Meditation  Retreat with Sarah Bender, Sensei, March 31 to April 6 at the Abbey in Canon City. Please contact Steve Milligan for more details

Next Steering Committee Meeting
The next Steering Committee Meeting is WHEN 4, 6:30 - 8:30. Please contact Robert for information or questions..
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Date/Time: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Location: Robert King’s house



Looking Ahead…


June
2nd Annual Buddha Day Celebration May 10th.

July
Meditation Retreat, details To be announced.

Fall Meditation Retreat
October 15 to 19 at the Abbey at Canon City with Sarah Bender, Sensei