This Week's Events
Monday Jul 28 at 6:30 am. Morning Meditation: .
Tuesday Jul 29 at 6:30 am. Morning Meditation: .
Tuesday Jul 29 at 7:00 pm. Meditation: Tuesday Evening Meditation.
Tuesday Jul 29 at 8:00 pm. Dharma Talk: Buddhism and Modern Psychology.
Wednesday Jul 30 at 6:30 am. Morning Meditation: .
Thursday Jul 31 at 6:30 am. Morning Meditation: .
Friday Aug 1 at 6:30 am. Morning Meditation: .
Friday Aug 1 at 5:15 pm. 5th Precept/mindful Recovery: .
Monday Aug 4 at 6:30 am. Morning Meditation: .
Tuesday Aug 5 at 6:00 pm. Orientation to Insight Meditation. Red Cedar Dharma Hall
Tuesday Sep 2 at 6:00 pm. Orientation to Insight Meditation. Red Cedar Dharma Hall
Saturday Sep 27 at 9:00 am. Beginning Again-Introduction to Insight Meditation. Red Cedar Dharma Hall
Saturday Sep 13 at 9:00 am. September 13-14 Weekend with Ajahn Geoff . Red Cedar Dharma Hall
Sunday Sep 14 at 9:00 am. September 13-14 Weekend with Ajahn Geoff . Red Cedar Dharma Hall
Tuesday Sep 30 at 3:00 pm. Heather & Jean retreat Sept 30-Oct 4, 2014.
Friday Mar 20. Heather Martin and Teacher TBA Retreat March 20-29.
Monday Oct 12. Fall retreat October 12-17, 2015.
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 members in coordination with our Board and Program Committee.
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. Seeing life as a constantly changing process, one begins to accept pleasure, pain, fear, joy and all aspects of life 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.
Thanissaro Bhikku Retreat - Registration Form Available
Thanssaro Bhikku (Ajaan Geoff) is returning to Bellingham the weekend of September 13-14 to lead a weekend of study and meditation. During this course, he will lead us in an exploration of dhammas.
The course will be held at the Red Cedar Dharma Hall in Bellingham. The cost is $30 (BIMS pledge members) or $40 (non-members). For more information contact Karen the registrar at : firstname.lastname@example.org
A flyer and registration form can be found at this link. 9/13/14
Practice Period Coming in October and November
Starting October 7, the practice period is an opportunity to deepen your understanding of the Buddhist path and to more fully integrate your practice into your daily life. We do this as a Sangha to support and energize each other. A series of talks/discussions will be led by the teaching corps. Details will be available by mid-September. 9/7/14
Heather Martin and Pascal Auclair Dharma Talks
Four evening Dharma talks were recorded at the April Camp Samish retreat with Heather and Pascal. They can be heard using the links below:
- Heather Friday April 11th 5/5/14