2016 Interfaith Habitat home

The 2016 Interfaith Habitat home for Rhea Simmons will be dedicated at 5PM Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 913 Harriet Street, Evansville 47710. The members of our sangha and of all the participating groups, are invited to share in this celebration. It has been a joy for our sangha to be a part of this Interfaith Community project with Rhea. She and her daughter will be moving in to their new home soon! Stay tuned for the 2017 Build!

Mindful Heart Buddha Sangha’s Annual Meeting and Potluck

SAVE THE DATE—Feb 26, 2017

Mindful Heart Buddha Sangha will be holding its Annual Meeting and Potluck for all sangha members on Sunday, February 26, at 6pm in the Meditation Hall. We will enjoy our meal and socializing first and around 7:00 there will be a short sitting followed by the State of the Sangha talk and the introduction of the new Board of Directors. Please bring a snack or vegetarian dish to share. Drinks will be provided. Come and join us!

The Still Mountain group (of Ann Arbor, MI) retreat

We have received word from another group called The Still Mountain group (of Ann Arbor, MI) that they are sponsoring a week-long insight meditation retreat, which will be taught by Shaila Catherine, on May 6-13, 2017, at Colombiere Retreat Center in Clarkston, in southeast Michigan.

Leader Information: Shaila Catherine is the founder and guiding teacher of Insight South Bay in California. She also teaches at various places around the US, including Insight Meditation Society and the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. For complete information including pricing and registration materials, here’s a link to the Still Mountain website or attached PDF file:

http://stillmountainmeditation.org/retreats-and-external-offerings.html

Please contact Becky Freligh if anyone is interested and has questions that this material doesn’t answer and she will place you in direct contact to the retreat manager.
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Email: Becky Freligh rfreligh@umich.edu
Subject: Shaila Catherine, on May 6-13, 2017

Here is the upcoming Holiday Schedule for the Sangha:

Thanksgiving Day – Thursday – November 24th – usual meditation time 6 p.m.

Christmas Day – Sunday – December 25th – usual meditation time 6 p.m.

New Year’s Eve – Saturday – December 31 – (6 – 8 p.m.) There will be focus talks during the meditation times led by Mary Macgregor.

New Year’s Day – Sunday – January 1, 2017 – usual meditation time 6 p.m.

Don’t Forget—-SANGHA FALL PICNIC 2016

Please join us for a potluck picnic at Wesselman Park on Sunday October 23 from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm. We will be in Shelter House #2North….that’s the one that faces the tennis courts. All are welcome. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share, and your own drinks. The sangha will supply paper plates, cups, etc. You are welcome to bring a game or Frisbee. At 6:00 pm we will build a fire and have a 40 minute sitting meditation. If you like, bring lawn chairs to use for the meditation. We look forward to seeing you there!

SAVE THE DATE…RETREAT MAY 19 -21, 2017

The Mindful Heart Buddha Sangha will be hosting a retreat May 19-21, 2017 at Sarto Retreat Center, in Evansville, Indiana. The teacher will be Jishou Dharma. The Sangha has been given a generous anonymous donation stipulating that it be used to lower the cost of the retreat in hopes that more people will be able to attend. Because of this donation the cost to each of the first 20 people who sign up for the retreat will be $75 plus dana to the teacher. This cost will cover two nights stay at Sarto, and five meals. Retreatants are encouraged to spend the two nights at the center to enhance the cohesiveness of the retreat. However, if life requires that a person be home at night, the cost will still be the same. After 20 people have applied, the price will need to go up to $120/person. The theme of the retreat and more information will be forthcoming in the next few months. Anyone wanting to sign up, please send an email to mindfulheart@gmail.com stating such intent along with your name, address, and phone number.

SANGHA FALL PICNIC 2016

Please join us for a potluck picnic at Wesselman Park on Sunday October 23 from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm. We will be in Shelter House #2North….that’s the one that faces the tennis courts. All are welcome. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share, and your own drinks. The sangha will supply paper plates, napkins, cups, and plastic knives/forks/spoons. You are welcome to bring a game or Frisbee. At 6:00 pm we will build a fire in the fireplace and have a 40 minute sitting meditation. Bring lawn chairs to use for the meditation. We look forward to seeing you there!