Buddha–“Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.”
Pan Buddhist Birthday Celebration
Join area Sanghas for a pan Buddhist celebration of the Buddha’s birthday on Saturday, May 18th at Marmelade at the Smokebrush. Stayed tuned, more information in a separate email!
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Location: 219 W Colorado Ave #210
Join us for a Dharma talk on Monday, May 20th with Sara Bender, Sensei, following our regular Monday-night meditation.
Spring Koan Series
Our Spring koan series begins April 21 and 28, and continues May 5, 12, 19, and 26 with Sarah Bender, Sensei, and Andrew Palmer, Sensei.
All are welcome and sincerely invited to explore this tradition of consideration and inquiry. No experience is necessary.
Contact Sarah Bender for more information.
Location: Creek Bend Zendo, 7528 Jenkin Place
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Suggested Dana: $10
Monday, May 13th at the Shove Chapel Dharma Hall (main level) at 5:45 pm. This for anyone who would like a brief orientation to meditation, our tradition, or our sangha and customs. Join us for meditation at 6:10 pm following the orientation.
Time: 5:45 pm
Location: Shove Chapel Dharma Hall (main level)
Work in the Room
Join us for Meditation and Work in the Room on Saturday, May 18th with Sarah Bender, Sensei. More information on scheduling and the organizer contact to follow in a separate email.
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 am.
Location: Shove Chapel at Colorado College
Dharma Study and Discussion
Join us for Dharma study and discussion each Monday in May with Sara Bender, Sensei and Andrew Palmer, Sensei.
Time: 5:30 - 6 pm
Location: Shove Chapel (downstairs).
Steering Committee Meeting
The next meeting of the Steering Committee is May, 8th. For more information, please contact Liz Cramer.
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Location: 530 Custer
Out of Town…
Who is Born?
You’re invited to a Buddha day retreat on May 25th hosted by the Wet Mountain Sangha and Sara Bender, Sensei. The day will include sitting and walking meditation, a potluck vegetarian lunch, optional individual conversation with the teacher, and a Dharma talk. For more information please contact David Cockrell. —— Location: Center for Inner Peace, 740 W 15th St. Pueblo, CO 81003 Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Suggested Donation: $15
July: Integrative retreat with Andrew Palmer, Sensei, July 19-20 at the Woman’s Club at Colorado College. This is a non-residential retreat; please Contact Clay Taylor for more information.
September: Retreat with Sarah Bender, Sensei, September 19-22
October: Fall All Sangha Meeting, October 20
December: December Retreat, December 4-8
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.
“The wise rejoice in charity and so gain happiness in the life hereafter.”
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: