WEEKLY MEDITATION SITS
We welcome anyone to join us for our weekly group sits, which include 30 minutes of silent meditation. Cushions (bolsters and zafus), blankets, and chairs are provided.
Sundays: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Tuesdays: 12:00pm – 12:45pm
These sits are offered in-person at the sangha house, located at 248 D Street in Salida, Colorado. The Tuesday sits are also available via Zoom by clicking here.
On the first Sunday of each month, join us for tea and socializing following our Sunday evening sit.
These weekly sits are inclusive and open to all levels of practitioners, whether it's your first time meditating or a practice you've been exploring for decades. If you're new to sitting, please feel free to read our simple sitting guide by clicking the link below.
Through Insight Meditation
Saturday, March 9, 2024
9:00am — 4:00pm
Sunday, March 10, 2024
9:00am — 3:30pm
Mt. Princeton Resort
Upper Conference Room
Insight meditation is a simple and direct practice based on moment-to-moment awareness, a technique that opens the heart and clears the mind. This will be an opportunity to practice continuous mindfulness in silence throughout the day—in sitting and walking meditation. In the silence we are freed from much of the daily barrage of stimulus that draws our attention outward, letting us delve deeply inward. Learning to be aware of our experience from a place of stillness and equanimity allows us to see more clearly, and as insight deepens, compassion and wisdom can arise.
The retreat is designed for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. Experiential meditative approaches will be offered throughout the retreat and will be supported by discussion times.
WHEN IS THE NEXT RETREAT?
The Salida Insight Meditation Community strives to offer multiple retreats each year, thanks to the generous dana from our sangha community.
We offer both residential and non-residential retreats, each led by recognized Buddhist teachers.
There is typically a late winter and early fall retreat with Brian Lesage. In 2023, we also had a summer retreat with Aruna Dhammadhira from the Insight Meditation Community of Colorado.
These retreats often fill up quickly, so we encourage you to subscribe to our newsletter or check our calendar to stay up to date.
Intro to Meditation Course
Jan 31-Feb 28 from 12-1:15
Led by Denise Ackert
Learn meditation practices for more ease, happiness, and compassion.
In this course you will learn sitting, walking, and other meditation practices to help us be more mindful in everyday life. When we do meditation, we can see more clearly our habits, and a way to free ourselves from that which does not serve us or the world.
Each class will include short meditation sessions, a Q&A period, and homework for the week. All classes will be held at the Salida Insight Meditation Community House at 248 D Street in Salida.
“The critical element in meditation practice is beginning again. Everyone loses focus at times, everyone loses interest at times, and everyone gets distracted over and over again. What is essential, and also incredibly transforming, is realizing that we have the ability to begin again, without blaming or judging ourselves, without thinking we have failed, without losing heart, we can, and need to, constantly be beginning again.”