The teachings of the Buddha recommend that we look within ourselves and become students of our own minds. To embark on this path it helps to draw on the wisdom and kindness of friends and teachers who have experienced personal transformation in their own lives. The opportunity to gain inspiration and support from such spiritual friendship is regarded as a precious gift in Buddhism, whether within the context of acquaintance with other practitioners, or in the context of a more formal request for guidance, or “noble friendship” (kalyana-mitrata in Sanskrit), from a teacher.

Big Sky Mind Sangha provides a community for sharing wisdom and joy, practicing generosity, and enriching our understanding of compassion for ourselves and for others. Additionally, members may choose to “take refuge”, that is, to formally enter the Buddhist community under the guidance of lama (teacher) David Curtis.