This Week's Events

Monday Nov 20 at 6:30 am. Morning Meditation: .

Tuesday Nov 21 at 6:30 am. Morning Meditation: .

Tuesday Nov 21 at 7:00 pm. Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation.

Tuesday Nov 21 at 8:00 pm. Book Club: Book Club - Unhindered. Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest Street

Wednesday Nov 22 at 6:30 am. Morning Meditation: .

Thursday Nov 23 at 6:30 am. Morning Meditation: .

Thursday Nov 23 at 9:00 am. Meditation: Thanksgiving Day Sit-In. Red Cedar Dharma Hall

Friday Nov 24 at 6:30 am. Morning Meditation: .

Saturday Nov 25 at 9:00 am. Saturday Sit-In: Saturday Sit-In. Red Cedar Dharma Hall

Sunday Nov 26 at 8:30 am. Sangha Mamas: Sangha Mamas. Red Cedar Dharma Hall

Monday Nov 27 at 6:30 am. Morning Meditation: .


Classes

Sunday Dec 3 at 10:00 am. Elementary Level Dhamma Studies. Red Cedar Dharma Hall

Tuesday Dec 5 at 6:00 pm. Orientation to Insight Meditation. Red Cedar Dharma Hall

Sunday Jan 7 at 10:00 am. Elementary Level Dhamma Studies. Red Cedar Dharma Hall


Retreats

Welcome to Bellingham Insight

Bellingham Insight Meditation Society (BIMS) supports meditation and practice in the Buddhist Theravada tradition. We do not have a single guiding teacher. Rather, we are a sangha-led community. We bring in regional and national teachers, including monastics, for residential and non-residential retreats. Our weekly programs are facilitated by senior BIMS members in coordination with our Board and Program Committee.

BIMS welcomes people of people of all ethnicities, abilities, and gender identities. We work to build skills and heighten our awareness of actions that will make our community safe and welcoming.

Insight meditation is a simple and direct practice, the moment-to-moment investigation of the mind/body process through calm and focused awareness. Learning to observe experience from a place of stillness enables one to relate to life with less fear and clinging and with increasing equanimity and balance. As insight deepens, wisdom and compassion arise. This practice is sometimes called "vipassana", which is a Pali word for insight.

Our address is: Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest Street.


News

Thanksgiving Day Sit-In, 9:00 to 1:00

BIMS will be hosting a Thanksgiving Day Sit from 9:00 AM till 1:00 PM on Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd.

This is an opportunity for quiet reflection upon gratitude, contentment or whatever else will feed your heart during this time of Giving Thanks. Hope to see you there.

11/16/17

Elementary Level Dhamma Studies

This curriculum is translated into English from the official Thai curriculum which is endorsed by the King of Thailand. You will ponder some Buddhist proverbs, learn (or relearn from a new perspective) words like “evil” (which from a Buddhist perspective means unskillful) or virtue (which actually means skill), or punna or that which cleanses the mind — or something exotic sounding like Bala or states of dhamma power. Overall it is a rich and fun introduction to some classic Buddhist teachings.

We will meditate, contemplate and share our insights. We will also do a little chanting and take precepts, for those who want to.

The organizational meeting will be on Sunday Oct. 1 at 10:00 at the Red Cedar Hall, with plans to meet once a month. If you are interested in attending please email dwmm@comcast.net

9/29/17

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