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SIMC Annual Meeting & Potluck!

ANNUAL MEETING & POTLUCK

Sunday, December 10th, 5:00 pm at the sangha house, 248 D St., Salida.

Please join us for a short meeting with a wrap up of this years events and a preview of what's to come in 2024. Also we will have the board of director's election and approval of the 2024 budget; concluding with a delicious potluck and social time. The 2024 Budget can be reviewed below.

We hope to see you there!


NEW YEAR'S RETREAT

Being A Refuge for the World

The Generosity of Non-Harming and Anukampa (Compassionate Care)

December 31, 2023 – January 1, 2024

Online (Zoom)

Teacher: Susie Harrington and Denise Ackert (assistant)

As we enter the New Year, what are gifts of participation and healing that we can offer to the world and ourselves? The Buddha said to “Care for ourselves, care for the other, and care for the whole world.” The foundational Buddhist precept of non-harming takes on increasingly potent meaning as we navigate the challenges of aggression and dysfunction internally and externally. Recognizing our interconnectedness, and as an offering of our sincere care (anukampa) for the world, we practice together to cultivate recognition of our essential beauty and harmony.

During this silent retreat, there will be sitting and walking meditation, meditation instructions and dharma talks. This retreat is open to all – those with experience and those new to practice.

Schedule

This retreat is begins Sunday, Dec 31st 2023, 9:00am (MST) and will end at 3:00 (MST) on Monday, Jan 1st, 2024.

There will be the opportunity to do an intensive retreat or to customize the retreat for your personal situation and availability. For more information, click here.


SIMC NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION

We will be hosting our annual meditation and fire ceremony on December 31st at 5:00 at the Sanga House. Please join us for this fun event.

DEATH CAFE

Thursday, December 28, 3:30-5:00

at the Sangha House, 248 D St. Salida

The Salida Sangha’s Death Cafe is a place to freely share any topic around death and dying. A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. The Sangha’s Death Cafe is intended to be for those who have or have had a Buddhist practice. However, no one will be turned away. A Death Cafe is NOT a bereavement or grief counseling setting, nor an educational forum for providing information about death and dying. The intention for gathering is to provide a safe and supportive space for a group discussion. Please join us.

SANGHA FRIENDS

December 13. 6:00-7:30

at the Sangha House, 248 D St. Salida

You are invited to join the “Sangha Friends” group which meets once a month at the sangha house. Its purpose is to foster friendships through conversations on topics of interest – somewhat like a book club. Participants will receive a discussion piece at least a week before the meeting. It might be a Ted Talk, a Lion’s Roar article, or a recording/video of a talk by Brian or another teacher. The material for each meeting will take less than an hour to review. Contact sangha@salidasangha.org if you are interested.

SAVE THE DATES FOR OUR NEXT RETREAT WITH BRIAN LESAGE

Finding Freedom Through Insight Meditation

Sat. March 9th & Sun March 10

9am - 4pm

Mt. Princeton Resort

Upper Conference Room




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