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Sangha: Our Community

Below you will find information on our sanghas, which meet in Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins, Longmont, Colorado Springs and Morrison. Please email or call the members listed for each sangha for more details on meeting locations and times. Information on our sanghas and other TNH-affiliated sanghas worldwide is also available at http://www.iamhome.org under “Directory.”

Boulder

Spacious Heart Sangha welcomes practitioners of all levels and lineages. We meet every Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Please arrive a few minutes before 7:00 to greet other practitioners and prepare for sitting meditation.

Location: North Boulder. For address and directions, please call the CCML voice mail at 303.545.2266, leave a message, and your call will be returned.

The evening typically consists of 25 minutes of sitting meditation, 10 minutes of walking meditation, another 25 minutes of sitting meditation, followed by one hour of dharma discussion (including readings from Thich Nhat Hanh or various other teachers) and, of course, tea and cookies! Depending on the leader(s) (we rotate leadership among our practitioners), the evening may also include chanting, mindful movement, guided visualization, or other meditative practices.

Please bring your own meditation cushion or bench. (A couple of extra cushions and chairs are available.)

Mountain Stream Sangha

Our evening consists of members leading us in: Sitting meditation, approximately 20 minutes, walking meditation, approximately 10 minutes and sitting meditation, approximately 20 minutes. Chairs are provided, or you can bring your own cushion. Dharma discussion is led by members of the Sangha including readings, video of Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings, poetry, and songs, accompanied by tea and cookies. We meet every Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. No charge–donations welcome.

Location: Solstice Center, 302 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302

To learn more about the Mountain Stream group, please visit:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mountainstream
Contact: Bruce Campbell, bcampbelljr@gmail.com

Colorado Springs

Sun Mountain Sangha

Sun Mountain Sangha’s new location. Effective immediately, Sun Mountain Sangha will be meeting at the Manitou Arts Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, CO, in the space called “Bindu.” We continue to meet every Sunday from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm, for Guided Meditation, Walking Meditation, reading of one of the Five Mindfulness Trainings, Silent Meditation, and Dharma Discussion. On the third Sunday of every month, we have a vegetarian potluck, where we bring a dish of any kind, and also bring our own tableware and cloth napkin to help preserve the planet.

To be put on our email notification list, contact Steve Berger at rbtredstone@yahoo.com

Directions to 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, CO: Access Manitou Ave. either from Colorado Ave. in Colorado Springs (becomes Manitou Ave. at the town line) or from the intersection of Manitou Ave. and Highway 24. From the highway 24 overpass, go west about 1.6 miles. The Manitou Art Center is on your left. Some parking is available in the lot west of the building, and there is always parking on the street. The Bindu space can be accessed from the front or the rear west side of the building.

For further information or questions contact Ellen Johnson-Fay, ellenjf@q.com, 719-238-9302 or Tom Faudree, tomfaudree@gmail.com,, 719-667-0279

Please arrive a few minutes early to get settled. Cushions and mats or chairs are provided. Our format is a brief welcome followed by 20 minutes of guided meditation / 10 minutes of walking meditation / 20 minutes of sitting meditation, followed by 20 minutes of dharma discussion.

Denver

Eyes of Compassion Sangha We meet each Thursday from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Our format is 20 minutes of sitting meditation / 20 minutes of walking meditation / 20 minutes of sitting meditation, followed by tea meditation and dharma discussion. We often share readings, video and audio dharma talks, and song.

We have a wonderfully diverse group of practitioners, some with very little experience, others with many years of sitting. We come from all backgrounds, cultures and ideologies and have been drawn together by the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh. We sit together with the intention of increasing peacefulness and insight in families, our society, and ourselves. Please join us.

We welcome newcomers, and basic meditation instruction is offered. If you are new to the practice and would like to have an orientation before joining us for sitting, please contact Matt Sherman: Sherman.m@comcast.net 303.885.3091 to arrange a meeting at 6:30 before sitting.

Location: University Park United Methodist Church, 2180 South University Blvd., Denver, CO 80210

Enter the church parking lot from Josephine Street and park anywhere. Enter the building at the middle entrance with the handicapped accessible sign, come upstairs to the East Parlor Room.

See map link for location and parking

http://www.universityparkumc.org/mapofUPark2.pdf

Matt Sherman: Sherman.m@comcast.net , 303.885.3091

Val Stepien: vonstep@ecentral.com ,720-314-8123

Visit our website at: http://www.denvermindfulness.org

To receive ongoing email about Eyes of Compassion Sangha events you can join our Google Group at : http://groups.google.com/group/eyesofcompassion.

New Moon Sangha meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at my home.

I can be reached at beth.sanchez@mac.com or info may beobtained at www.bethsanchez.com We meet from 6:30 to 8:30. Interested friends must contact me for the address.

We practice a bit of gentle stretching, sitting, walking, and eating meditation followed by dharma sharing and a song or two.

Still Mind Sangha Please join us and enjoy practicing in the tradition of our teacher, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, and the Plum Village Sangha. We practice sitting meditation, walking meditation, tea and dharma sharing. Beginners are welcomed ! We meet every Sunday from 4:30-6:00 pm

Location:

6818 S Dallas Way, Greenwood Village, CO 80112 Take 1 25 to Arapahoe. Go east on Arapahoe and turn right on S. Clinton by the Target sign. Take a left at the 2nd traffic light on Costilla. Take an immediate left to South Dallas Way. If you see South Dallas Court or the Post office you have gone too far. About ¾ of the way down the strip mall, you will see the YOGA studio where we meet.

Contact:

Gratia Meyer - gratiameyer@gmail.com

David Reed - davidereed1102@msn.com

Fort Collins

Peaceful Heart Sangha began practicing after a retreat with Thay in 2002. We meet on Sundays from 4:00-6:00 PM. Our practice includes sitting and walking meditation, dharma study, mindful eating, and mindful discussion. All those who wish to practice mindfulness are invited to attend, including beginners. For more information and directions, please check our website http://www.bemindfulfortcollins.org.

To contact our sangha, email contact@bemindfulfortcollins.org or call 970.222.5590. If you wish to join our Google Group, please make a request on http://groups.google.com/group/topeacefulhearts.

Longmont

Lotus Blossom Sangha meets weekly at the Meditation Place in Longmont. Each Tuesday evening session offers two periods of sitting meditation separated by a short walking meditation, followed by tea, a teaching and a discussion. Beginners and experienced meditators alike are welcome.

Join us every Tuesday from 7:00 to 8:45 PM at the Meditation Place, 940 Kimbark St., suite #4 (one block east of Main St. on the southeast corner of Kimbark and 10th Ave.). Meditation instruction for beginners is available at 6:45. All are welcome. Donations are accepted but are not required.

For more information contact John at 720.442.6684 or john.moore@mail.utexas.edu

Morrison

Compassionate Dharma Cloud Monastery Tuesday Night Sangha warmly welcomes everyone ~ from beginners curious about mindfulness and/or Buddhism to long-term practitioners. Practicing in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh we also explore teachings from other lineages. We gather together with the intention of cultivating our compassion, understanding, and well-being, as individuals and as a community. We support each other with our practice and love.

Our evening begins at 5PM with a Dharma talk and discussion, led by Abbot Thich Tinh Man; 6:15PM – walking meditation, sitting meditation and chanting; 8PM – we share a simple meal ending at 9PM. It is not necessary to come for the entire evening if your schedule does not permit.

Contact: Thay Tinh Man 303.697.4645. Compassionate Dharma Cloud Monastery, 8485 S. Highway 285, Morrison, CO 80465.

For more information, directions, and to sign up for our newsletter, please check our website:

http://www.compassionatedharmacloudmonastery.org/contact.html.

Cheyenne, WY

Mindful Monday Meditation

A Mindfulness Practice in the Plum Village Tradition

Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne, 3005 Thomes Ave., Cheyenne, WY 82001

First Monday of the Month

6:00 – 8:00 PM / Room 5 – Upstairs

First Monday practice includes: sitting and walking meditations, a reading, audio or video teaching, mindful tea and Dharma discussion.

Third Monday of the Month 6:00 – 7:30 PM / Room 5 -- Upstairs The third Monday practice is a shorter session without tea. Practices will vary with facilitators, but may include: a longer sitting or walking meditation, additional mindfulness practices and Dharma discussion.<.p>

Everyone is welcome. Cushions and chairs provided. No experience necessary. For more information, please contact Beth Howard: bethbrohoward@aol.com, or call 307-632-7047.

Laramie, WY

Windy Moon Sangha is a mindfulness community practicing in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.  Our Sangha practices seated meditation, walking meditation, dharma discussion, readings, tea ceremonies, and guided meditations.  We meet every Thursday evening from 7:30-9:00 PM.  The meetings are free, all are welcome, cushions are provided, and no experience is necessary.  Find us on Facebook!

Location: Blossom Yoga, the corner of 2nd Street and Ivinson Ave., Laramie, WY 82072

Directions:  Follow 287 North from Ft. Collins, which becomes 3rd Street once you reach Laramie.  Continue on 3rd Street until you reach Ivinson Ave.  Turn left on Ivinson Ave. Blossom yoga is one block down on the right.  From I-80 West take the 3rd Street exit and follow the directions above. From I-80 East take the Snowy Range road exit. Turn left under the highway and continue until Snowy Range Road becomes Clark Street.  Continue on Clark Street over the bridge until 3rd Street. Take a right on 3rd Street.  Take a right on Ivinson Ave (just a few blocks away). Parking is free on the street.  There is also a free outdoor parking lot just behind Blossom Yoga.

 

Contact: Emily Siegel, Phone: 307-399-4508 Email: emilysiegel04@gmail.com or Samuel Singer, Phone 304-413-4779 Email: scws00@gmail.com