Mindfulness in Healthcare talk at Ivy Tech, Thursday April 10, 6pm

On Thursday April 10, from 6-8 pm, Dr Richard Sears will be presenting at Ivy Tech Community College on First Avenue. He will be discussing the application and utilization of mindfulness to healthcare generally, and with substance use specifically. There is also an all day training on Friday that is primarily targeted towards healthcare professionals, but anyone is welcome. Thanks to some grant monies there is no cost for either presentation. Ivy Tech prefers that individuals per-register by going to www.ivytech.edu/southwest and at the bottom of the page clicking on the link to the training with Dr. Sears. Dr Sears is a clinical psychologist and a friend of John Paulson. Richard has had the opportunity to be a personal protection agent for the Dalai Lama. He is an ordained teacher through the Five Mountain Zen order and prior to that was also ordained in the Japanese Tendai tradition.

Residential Retreat with Carol Blotter – June 16 – 21. Registration Deadline is March 31st.

We are graced with the opportunity of a local, residential retreat led by an experienced Insight (Vipassana) Meditation teacher – Carol Blotter. June 16 to 21, 2014. There is a deadline of March 31st to register for this retreat. Please contact us soon!

View the flyer linked below; then email us (subject line: 2014 Retreat), if you have questions. Email – mindfulheart@gmail.com
RSVP and make deposit by March 31st.

Exploring Wisdom Kentucky Retreat[1]

Non-residential Retreat Saturday March 1 and Sunday March 2

Please join us for our upcoming non-residential retreat on Saturday March 1 and Sunday March 2. This retreat will offer extended periods of meditation (including instruction on mindfulness of walking and eating) and talks based on the Buddha’s Four Noble Truths. The retreat will run from 8 AM to 6 PM on Saturday, with an option for extended sitting on Saturday night from 7-9 PM (or as long as participants decide to practice) and from 8 AM to noon on Sunday, concluding with a pot luck for participants. Please bring a personal sack lunch for Saturday. Those choosing to stay for extended practice on Saturday night will either need to bring dinner or will have a brief period to go eat before returning. Sunday bring a dish to share with others for the pot luck, but please plan to stay to share in the meal even if you are not able to bring one. This retreat will be held in Noble Silence, and in keeping with dietary practices typically cultivated on retreats we ask that food items brought be vegetarian. Also for those bringing a dish on Sunday please bring a description of what is in the dish as many at the Sangha cultivate particular dietary commitments.

Dana for this retreat is on a sliding scale; pay as you are able. The suggested Dana is $75 for all or part of the retreat, and the minimum is $20.

To register, add your name to the sign-up sheet or email mindfulheart@gmail.com

EXPLORING WISDOM, COMPASSION AND FREEDOM – Retreat registration is now open

We are graced with the opportunity of a local, residential retreat led by an experienced Insight (Vipassana) Meditation teacher – Carol Blotter. June 16 to 21, 2014.

Please view the flyer linked below; then email us (subject line: 2014 Retreat), if you have questions. Email – mindfulheart@gmail.com
RSVP and make deposit by March 31st.

Exploring Wisdom Kentucky Retreat[1]

Echoes from the Deer Park

Please join us for our upcoming non-residential retreat on Saturday March 1 and Sunday March 2. This retreat will offer extended periods of meditation (including instruction on mindfulness of walking and eating) and talks based on the Buddha’s Four Noble Truths. The retreat will run from 8 AM to 6 PM on Saturday, with an option for extended sitting on Saturday night from 7-9 PM (or as long as participants decide to practice) and from 8 AM to noon on Sunday, concluding with a pot luck for participants. Please bring a personal sack lunch for Saturday. Those choosing to stay for extended practice on Saturday night will either need to bring dinner or will have a brief period to go eat before returning. Sunday bring a dish to share with others for the pot luck, but please plan to stay to share in the meal even if you are not able to bring one. This retreat will be held in Noble Silence, and in keeping with dietary practices typically cultivated on retreats we ask that food items brought be vegetarian. Also for those bringing a dish on Sunday please bring a description of what is in the dish as many at the Sangha cultivate particular dietary commitments.

Dana for this retreat is on a sliding scale; pay as you are able. The suggested Dana is $75 for all or part of the retreat, and the minimum is $20.

2014 Annual Meeting for all Sangha Members

Mindful Heart Buddha Sangha will be holding its Annual Meeting for all Sangha Members on Sunday, February 23rd, at 6pm in the Meditation Hall. There will be a short sitting followed by the State of the Sangha talk and the introduction of the new Board of Directors. We will then have a potluck and socializing. Please bring a snack or vegetarian dish. Drinks will be provided. Come and join us!