IR-rejection film, though that may be risky for the eyepiece.
It's easy to point the scope at the sun--you just move the scope until the shadow of the tube is as small as possible. For safety, I make sure all the observers are on the side of the telescope away from the eyepiece.
The sunspot positions match those here.
The aperture mask was quite warm, but the eyepiece didn't seem to get hot.
Solar observing safety precautions: Do not look through the eyepiece. Do not look at the sun naked-eye, either. Stop down the aperture to prevent the eyepiece from shattering from the heat (which is a waste of an eyepiece, and might cause harm from flying shards), and push telescope away from the sun every couple of minutes to cool off. Don't use an expensive eyepiece. Never use the cheap solar filters that screw into the eyepiece. They can shatter while you're viewing and the sunlight is then likely to blind you (and I had one as a kid that faded with time--it got less and less dark! fortunately, I never used it in the telescope).