Fall 2018 Meditation Retreat

with Dharmacharya

Terry Cortés-Vega

 Terry Cortés-Vega

Terry Cortés-Vega

Generating Peace & Well-Being in This Mad Time.

In this “mad time” we need not just to learn the practices taught by the Buddha and THN—compassion, kindness, generosity, deep listening, careful speech, forgiveness, understanding, equanimity and so on. We also need to learn how to move these practices out into the world where they can bring stability and comfort to ourselves and others—family, friends, acquaintances, strangers, even those we do not like - so we can offer peace and ease to all beings.

Terry Cortés-Vega began her training in mindfulness in 1998 with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, and in 2012 she was ordained as a Dharma Teacher in his Order of Interbeing. She explains the Dharma by sharing her own experiences and insights at public talks and mindfulness retreats.


October 24   Wednesday evening

7:00 pm Opening Dharma Talk - open to the public.

Location: Compassion & Insight Center 1627 S. Orchard St. Boise

October 25   Thursday evening

Registration 6:00-7:00 pm; Orientation/Dharma Talk 7:00-9:00                      

Location: Mill District Clubhouse at Harris Ranch S. Mill Site Ave, South of Lucky 13.

October 26    Friday evening

6:30 pm arrival; Dharma Talk 7:00-9:00 pm

October 27    Saturday

8:30 am – 9:00 pm; bring sack lunch, dinner is provided

October 28    Sunday

8:00 am – 2:00pm; bring sack lunch

Every being in this mad time lives with an arrow in its heart, so said Gautama Buddha. Learn to take the arrow out, he said, then help others do the same. Hate, fear, and anger he said, are like a second arrow beside the first. Take them out! There is no time to argue the fine points of archery. Move out into the world as wounded healers. The world needs this medicine: the strength of your dream, your slowness to judge, your quickness to bless. ~John Snyder, True Precious Goodness

Registration is $75.00 with a suggested dana donation to the teacher of $100.00

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 Spring Residential Retreat 2018

Spring Residential Retreat 2018

Every year Beginners Mind Sangha brings renowned Dharma teachers to lead retreats of about five days. These residential and nonresidential retreats offer an opportunity to learn about Buddhist practice with the company of other practitioners, and to explore through meditation and reflection how the Dharma works in our lives. Watch this site and our Beginners Mind Facebook page for information and registration on future retreats.

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