Mini Retreat – Sunday September 21, 2014 – 9am to 1pm

As part of our Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation, we will be having a mini-retreat on Sunday September 21, 2014. We will have instructions on walking mediation and review the Hindrances which Joseph Goldstein says are “very strong tendencies that lie at the root of distraction of the mind.”

This is a great opportunity for students as well as members of our Sangha to step back from our day-to-day lives and take time to understand the hindrances that often arise in our meditation practice.

3rd Class 9-21-14 9:00AM to 1PM Mini-Retreat
9:00-9:30 Intro to Retreat: Noble Silence etc
9:30-10:00 Guided Hindrance Practice
10:00-10:20 Walking Meditation
10:20-11:00 Sitting Meditation’
11:00-11:20 Walking Meditation
11:20-11:30 Mindful Eating Instructions
11:30-12:00 Lunch
12:00-12:20 Walking Meditation
12:20-1:00 Sitting Meditation
1:00 Q & A Closing Circle

All are welcome to participate. No registration or registration fee is required.

For more information email us at: or call us at (812)434-6643

Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation Class Announcement

Mindful Heart Buddha Sangha is offering an Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation Class which will consist of three sessions on the following dates and times:

> Sunday September 7 3:30-5:30pm
> Sunday September 14 5-7pm
> Sunday September 21 9:00am to 1:00pm (mini-retreat)

• The class will be using Insight Meditation: A Step by Step Course on how to Meditate with Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein. Purchasing Insight Meditation is not required but the kit is available on Amazon for $21.
• The suggested donation for the class is $20 but all are welcome to participate at no charge.
• The mini-retreat on the final class session is open to all, not just participants in the introduction class.
• To register for the class please go to and click on the classes tab.

For more information email us at or call (812) 434-6643.

Mindful Heart One Day Retreat: August 9

Mindful Heart Buddha Sangha will have a one day non-residential retreat on Saturday August 9 from 9-5. We will be using a Zen writing called the Hsin-hsin Ming: Verses on the Faith-Mind By Seng-ts’an, the Third Chinese Patriarch. The retreat will feature sitting and walking meditations as well as Dhamma talks. Please bring a bag lunch and join us for this event. No registration or registration fee is required.

For more information email us at: or call us at (812)434-6643

Insight Meditation Kit

We will be following “Insight Meditation: A Step by Step Course on how to Meditate with Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein” at the regular Sunday and Thursday sittings starting July 3rd. Copies of the kit are available on Amazon for $21. See our website events calendar for details on which pages will be discussed.


Reminder: Next weekend Carol Blotter will be at Mindful Heart Buddha Sangha.

Friday evening (June 20th) there will be an open session from 7pm-9pm (no registration required). For more information see previous post CULTIVATING CONTENTMENT open session

On Saturday morning the retreat begins.
Retreat Schedule
Saturday, June 21st
• 9:00 am to 6:00 pm – Retreat
• 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm – optional extended meditation
Sunday, June 22nd
• 9:00 am to Noon – Retreat
• Noon, Potluck lunch
Suggested fee for the retreat is on a voluntary sliding scale from $25 to $75. Additionally, it is customary to offer Dana to the teacher.
For more information see previous CULTIVATING CONTENTMENT Nonresidential Retreat
*Note the original retreat schedule was modified to make the Friday evening session optional.


As a lead-in to the Cultivating Contentment Retreat with Carol Blotter there will be an open session Friday, June 20th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Please join us even if you are not planning to attend the retreat on Saturday and Sunday.
• Open to the public – no charge, no pre-registration
• Carol Blotter is our guest teacher from Michigan. Information about Carol Blotter can be found at Carol Blotter Info
• Session will include a Dhamma talk/instruction and a meditation
• Sangha will be open at 1:00 PM until event for anyone who can join us for sitting and walking meditations.