Potluck and Fundraiser for Buddhist Global Relief on Sunday March 4 at 5 pm

Mindful Heart Buddha Sangha will be having a Potluck and Fundraiser for Buddhist Global Relief on Sunday March 4th at 5 pm. Buddhist Global Relief is an international aid organization founded by the renowned translator of Buddhist texts, Bhikkhu Bhodhi. It provides training and food aid aimed at helping people to rise out of poverty. The Potluck and Fundraiser will begin at 5 pm. Bring a vegetarian dish or treat to share. The fundraiser will feature a silent auction with a number of handmade crafts and other items, including: Hand knit socks from the Indian Himalayas, a travel meditation bench, a signed copy of the book by Jishou Dharma, artwork, and other items. All proceeds will go to Buddhist Global Relief. Donations to BGR will also be accepted. Please join us for this night of fun for a good cause. The regular sitting meditation will not occur on this night but there will be moments of mindfulness during this event.

More information for the Buddhist Global Relief can be found here:
https://www.buddhistglobalrelief.org

Half Day Retreat Sunday, February 25th

Just a reminder that this Sunday, February 25th, we will be concluding our Foundations class with a half day retreat at the Sangha. The half day retreat is open to all Sangha participants regardless of whether you attend the class. All half day retreat participants are asked to bring a personal sack lunch. The retreat will begin at 9am and conclude around 1:30pm.

For more information, call 812-434-6643 or E-mail mindfulheart@gmail.com

Reminder – Mindful Heart Buddha Sangha Annual Meeting and Potluck

Mindful Heart Buddha Sangha will be holding its Annual Meeting and Potluck for all sangha members on Sunday, February 4, at 6 pm 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 vegetarian dish, snack, or dessert to share. Bottled water and hot tea will be provided. Come and join us!

Mindful Heart Buddha Sangha’s Annual Meeting and Potluck

Mindful Heart Buddha Sangha will be holding its Annual Meeting and Potluck for all sangha members on Sunday, February 4, at 6 pm 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 vegetarian dish, snack, or dessert to share. Bottled water and hot tea will be provided. Come and join us!

Foundations of Buddhism and Meditation class

Please join us for our upcoming annual foundations class. The class will take place over the course of three Sundays and addresses foundation teachings of the Buddha and introductory meditation practices. The class concludes with a half day retreat. The dates of the class are:
Sunday February 11 3:30 to 5:30
Sunday February 18 3:30-5:30
Sunday February 25 9 AM-2 PM

The half day retreat is open to all Sangha participants regardless of whether you attend the class. All half day retreat participants are asked to bring a personal sack lunch

There is no fee for the course, but we welcome donations

To register please send an email to Email address: mindfulheart@gmail.com

Residential Retreat with Matthew Flickstein at Sarto Retreat Center, August 24-26

The Mindful Heart Buddha Sangha is hosting a retreat with Matthew Flickstein on Friday August 24 through Sunday August 26, 2018

THE FOUR STAGES OF EMPTINESS RETREAT

This retreat delves into the deeply held views that prevent one from realizing their inherent freedom. There are four categories of views in this regard: the view of self with its corresponding belief in having total control over one’s life; the view that takes for granted that there is an external/objective world that exists beyond the mind; the view that thoughts and emotions have an independent reality beyond our perception of them; and the view that freedom is a reality that takes time and years of practice to realize. For each of these views there are corresponding contemplations and practices that enable participants to have a direct experience of the emptiness of these views. During the retreat there will also be Dharma talks, Q & A sessions, and student conferences.

Matthew Flickstein, a former psychotherapist, has been practicing and teaching insight meditation for over forty years. He founded The Forest Way in 1993. Matthew has studied with teachers from many spiritual traditions, and at one time was ordained as a monk in the Theravadan Buddhist tradition. In 1982 he co-founded the Bhavana Society Monastic and Meditation Center in West Virginia with Bhante Gunaratana. Matthew published two books through Wisdom Publications, Journey to the Center: A Meditation Workbook and Swallowing the River Ganges: A Comprehensive Practice Guide to the Path of Purification. A revised edition of Swallowing the River Ganges, entitled The Meditators Atlas: A Roadmap to the Inner World, was released by Wisdom in 2007. Matthew has recently published an e-book entitled Voices of Truth. Matthew produced two documentaries: With One Voice, a film featuring mystics from many of the world’s great spiritual traditions, and Eastern Mystics, a documentary that weaves together a tapestry of wisdom, compassion, and promise from the Buddhist, Hindu, Advaita, and Taoist traditions. Matthew currently leads meditation retreats internationally and mentors students who would like to teach meditation and share the Dharma with others.

Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. on Friday August 24 and the retreat starts at 7:30 p.m. Retreat ends on Sunday August 26 at 6 pm. This retreat will be a Vipassana style retreat with much of the time devoted to sitting and walking meditation. Dhamma talks will be given daily. There will be time to meet with the teacher, Matt Flickstein, in small groups. Noble silence will be observed throughout the retreat.

Price for the retreat is $160. This includes a private room with bathroom and shower, and all meals on Saturday and Sunday.

Please click the link below to print the form and mail the completed form with your payment to:

Matthew Flickstein Retreat
c/o Mindful Heart Buddha Sangha
Bradford Park Office Complex
600 N. Weinbach Suite 220
Evansville, IN 47711

Or put the completed form and your payment into an envelope marked “Matthew Flickstein Retreat” and drop in the dana box.

Reservations must be received by July 27, 2018.

Sarto Retreat Center is located at 4200 Kentucky Avenue, Evansville, Indiana 47711. Located on 54 acres on Evansville’s north side, Sarto Retreat Center has 55 Guest rooms, walking grounds, a wooded area, and adequate safe parking. The retreat center is handicapped accessible.

Click here for registration form.

For more information , call 812-434-6643 or E-mail mindfulheart@gmail.com

Residential Retreat with Annie Nugent at Sarto Retreat Center, April 6-8, 2018

The Mindful Heart Buddha Sangha is hosting a retreat with Annie Nugent on Friday April 6 through Sunday April 8, 2018

Cultivating Wisdom and Compassion

A wellspring of joy arises when we realize the scope of the Buddha’s teachings and its impact on our relationships and activities. This silent retreat, open to all, is an invitation to explore the core teaching of mindfulness and how it supports the cultivation of wisdom and compassion. With practice, we can interact with our world with an ease of mind, especially amidst the fullness and vibrancy of everyday life.

Annie Nugent has practiced in the Theravada and Tibetan traditions since 1979 under the guidance of a range of teachers including Sayadaw U Pandita, Tulku Akong Rinpoche, and various western teachers. She was the resident teacher at the Insight Meditation Society from 1999-2003 and has since been teaching elsewhere in America, including the annual IMS 3 month retreat and The Forest Refuge. Her teaching style aims to reveal how our all aspects of our lives are opportunities to develop a clear and direct understanding of the Truth.


Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. on Friday April 6 and the retreat starts at 7:30 p.m. Retreat ends after the noon meal on Sunday April 8. This retreat will be a typical Vipassana style retreat with much of the time devoted to sitting and walking meditation. Dhamma talks will be given daily. There will be time to meet with the teacher, Annie Nugent, in small groups. There will also be an opportunity for mindful yoga each morning. Noble silence will be observed throughout the retreat, and the day will begin with a wake-up bell at 5:15 a.m.

Price for the retreat is $160. This includes a private room with bathroom and shower, and all meals on Saturday and Sunday.

Please click the link below to print the form and mail the completed form with your payment to:

Annie Nugent Retreat
c/o Mindful Heart Buddha Sangha
Bradford Park Office Complex
600 N. Weinbach Suite 220
Evansville, IN 47711

Or put the completed form and your payment into an envelope marked “Annie Nugent Retreat” and drop in the dana box.

Reservations must be received by March 1, 2018.

Sarto Retreat Center is located at 4200 Kentucky Avenue, Evansville, Indiana 47711. Located on 54 acres on Evansville’s north side, Sarto Retreat Center has 55 Guest rooms, walking grounds, a wooded area, and adequate safe parking. The retreat center is handicapped accessible.

Click here for registration form.

For more information , call 812-434-6643 or E-mail mindfulheart@gmail.com