BodhiMind Center

BodhiMind Center

"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness."
- H.H The Dalai Lama






Mind & Body

What is BodhiMind Center?

“Bodhimind” is a traditional Buddhist term for an attitude that strives to help awaken all beings to their fullest potential for insight, freedom, and love. The BodhiMind Center is a new, nonsectarian Buddhist center located in Colorado Springs. It offers traditional Buddhist teachings to enrich our contemporary lives.

What is the vision of BodhiMind Center?

BodhiMind Center seeks to share the riches of the Buddhist tradition with all interested and to foster a community of people dedicated to integrating Buddhist teachings and practices into their daily lives. The aim of the Center is to put Buddhist practices to work toward the cultivation of universal qualities of kindness, compassion, and wisdom.

What was the inspiration behind BodhiMind Center?

In March 2009, the Tibetan Buddhist monk and teacher Khen Rinpoche Kachen Geshe Lobzang Tsetan visited Colorado Springs and taught in a variety of settings. The turnout for and response to his talks, on the Colorado College campus and elsewhere, was so positive that Khen Rinpoche suggested to Natalie Morris and David Gardiner, who organized his visit, that they consider establishing a new, nonsectarian Buddhist Center in Colorado Springs. A few months later, they founded BodhiMind Center.

About Khen Rinpoche Kachen Geshe Lobzang Tsetan.

Khen Rinpoche Kachen Geshe Lobzang Tsetan was born in Ladakh, India, and educated in monasteries in Tibet and in India. He holds the Geshe (Ph.D.) degree in Buddhist philosophy. He is acting abbot of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in exile in India and founder of Siddhartha School, a school for K-10 students in Ladakh. He spends half the year in the United States teaching Buddhism and raising funds for his two institutions. His life and teaching are the driving inspirations behind BodhiMind Center.

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