Day of Meditation – Speaker’s Topic:  Simple Practices from Shin Buddhism for Managing Stress in Modern Life

Review how deep listening practices of Shin Buddhism, a Buddhism for householders, have been modified over the years to provide simple practices for finding freedom from the stresses of modern daily life.

Carol O’Dowd, MPA, M.Div. and Registered Psychotherapist was ordained by the Hongwanji-ha, Japan as a Jodo Shinsu Buddhist Priest, and certified as a Mindfulness Instructor by Naropa University. She is certified in Japanese Methods of Psychology by the ToDo Institute.  She has trained in Applied Existential Psychology with the Boulder Psychotherapy Institute, and in counseling and family therapy through the Colorado School for Family Therapy. She has been teaching mindfulness for the past 10 years, served as a Temple Minister for 13 years, and provided counseling in prison systems in the United States and Indonesia.  She is currently writing a memoir, Tearing Down Prison Walls, a story of her experiences finding freedom while spending 6 months in Indonesia getting her son out of a prison there.

Carol O’Dowd, MPA, M.Div., MI, Registered Psychotherapist


community eventsPIP: Promoting Inner Peace and Bringing Contemplative Practices Out Into the Community

Every year Practices for Inner Peace Longmont (PIP) offers 2 community events intended to educate the public about the benefits of contemplative practices, and to share the contemplative practices available in Longmont. All events  are free or have a suggested freewill offering. No one will be turned away.

  • The Day of Meditation

    “A Day of Meditation” is an annual winter event in Longmont for the community. The purpose of this free day-long meditation event is to share several contemplative practices to promote inner peace for the community, thereby cultivating kindness and compassion for all.

    The 2018 Day of Meditation will take place Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm at The Meditation Place.




  • Wake Up!

    Wake Up! has happened annually in late spring/early summer since 2012. This event features a taste of a variety of contemplative practices in addition to meditation, including expressive movement, Dances of Universal Peace, drumming, participatory toning and music, yoga, qi gong, and tai chi.

    You can see images from past PIP-sponsored events here.