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SIMC Open House & Other New Opportunities


Sunday April 14th

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

248 D St., Salida, CO

We will be opening the SIMC sangha house for anyone in the community who might be curious about what goes on at our sweet little place on 3rd and D St.  Please join us and invite your friends, family and any others who might be interested in learning about what we do.  There will be snacks!  Our Sunday evening sit will be held at 5:00 pm following our Open House and we hope some newcomers will stay for the meditation.  All are welcome!!



We had a fabulous retreat with Brian Lesage at Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort in March.  We are very grateful to the large group of participants for their extraordinary generosity, quiet attention, kindness and helping hands throughout the weekend. 

Half-Day Retreat - Abiding in Appreciative Joy

May 04, 2024 09:00am MT - May 04, 2024 12:30pm MT

248 D Street, Salida, CO

In this Half-Day Retreat with Denise Ackert, we will deepen our practice of abiding, restfully, in Appreciative Joy. This retreat includes a dharma talk, sitting and walking meditation, and a Q & A period. The course is offered on Dana.


Mike Fisher and Phil Sasso both recently resigned from our board of directors and we sincerely thank them both for continuing to be of service to us without having to attend our meetings! Carla Jaramillo, who has been working deligently behind the scenes for some time, has joined the board and her skills, energy and commitment are truly delightful. Thank you Carla!


Our generous Sangha Members have made these recent contributions to our library:

Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung: inspiring stories for welcoming life's difficulties by Ajahn Brahn

Sangha member, Larry Moskow says: “I really enjoyed these stories so I donated a copy for the library.” Similar to the Buddha, Ajahn Brahn uses stories to carry important messages. Some included topics are Perfection and Guilt, Love and Commitment, Fear and Pain, and Creating Happiness. Many thanks, Larry.

Why Buddhism is True: the science and philosophy of meditation and enlightenment by Robert Wright

An evolutionary scientist takes a tough-minded and witty look at meditation and Buddhism and concludes that Buddhism will make us happier, better people. Many thanks to an anonymous donor.

New to meditation or want to give your practice a jump start?

Check out our library's book display of meditation books. Including classics like Zen Mind, Beginners Mind.

Check out our Giveaway Box

Located in a corner of our library, its many loved books passed on to us from sangha members have included books by Pema Chodron, Thicht Nhat Hanh and his Holiness the Dalai Lama. (Giveaway books cannot be used by the library for various reasons.)

Our sangha library is open before and after our meditation sits on Sunday at 5:00 pm and Tuesday at noon. To arrange other hours, contact Jackie Mart at .

Come browse, sit and read or borrow books!


We invite you to join us for Sunday meditation at 5:00 and Tuesday meditation at noon.

Also, please take a look around this beautiful new website designed by Mike Fisher. It has resources, our calendar and much more!

With warm wishes to all for the coming spring season,

Your SIMC Board: Carla, Denise, Kym, Paul, Roberta


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