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 mhbsangha.com and click on the classes tab.

For more information email us at mindfulheart@gmail.com 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: mindfulheart@gmail.com 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.

CULTIVATING CONTENTMENT with Carol Blotter

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.

CULTIVATING CONTENTMENT – OPEN SESSION on Friday June 20th

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.

Buddha’s Birthday Celebration – this Sunday May 18th at 6pm

We will be celebrating the Buddha’s Birthday on Sunday May 18th at 6:00 pm. There will be a potluck so please bring something to share and flowers, if you have them, to add to the festivities.
There will be
* The story of the Buddha’s Life
* Taking Refuge in the Three Jewels of Buddhism
* The Precepts Ceremony (If you wish to take the Precepts please let us know by either speaking to a Dhamma Leader or by sending an email to mindfulheart@gmail.com by May 4. Also please let us know if this is your first time taking the Precepts).

The food is always good, so come and celebrate!

Metta