An Excellent Guide to Vipassana/Insight Meditation

An excellent guide to meditation for anyone, beginner or advanced, is “Insight Meditation: A Step by Step Course on how to Meditate with Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein”. Copies of the kit are available on Amazon for $21. Besides the book itself, there are also CDs with guided meditations, and flash cards to help with memorization of the main points of the Buddha’s teaching. We highly recommend this.

Sangha Picnic at Wesselman Park, Sunday October 25

There will be a picnic for all members and friends of Mindful Heart Buddha Sangha at Wesselman Park Shelter House number two north on Sunday October 25 from 3:00 pm until 7:30 pm. Bring a vegetarian dish to share, and your own drinks. The sangha will supply paper plates, napkins, cups, and plastic knives/forks/spoons. Bring a game to share. 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!

The Louisville Vipassana Community is hosting a retreat with Donald Rothberg October 9 – 11

Donald Rothberg, a member of the Teachers Council at the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Northern California, will be teaching a non-residential retreat October 9-11 in Louisville. Donald is a renowned teacher and the Passionist Earth and Spirit Center is a wonderful place.

WHEN: Oct. 9th, Friday evening from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Oct. 10th and 11th, and Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (note: the retreat may end an hour earlier on Sunday)

WHERE: the Passionist Earth & Spirit Center (“The Barn”), 1924 Newburg Road, Louisville, KY

COST: $60 (+ dana for the teacher)



Mini-retreat at Mindful Heart on Sunday morning Septermber 27

There will be a retreat hosted by Mindful Heart Buddha Sangha at our meditation hall (600 N. Weinbach, Suite 220, Evansville, IN 47711) and led by our Dhamma Leaders on Sunday morning September 27 from 8 am until 1 pm. This retreat is being held as the last part of the Introductory Class but all are welcome to attend. If you are not part of the class please RSVP. We are requesting that participants plan on staying for the full retreat. There will be instructions on mindful eating and a potluck lunch, so please bring a vegetarian dish to share.

Comfortable with Uncertainty

Beginning in October our Dhamma Leaders will be teaching from the book “Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion” by Pema Chodron. This book is a series of short stand-alone readings designed to help us cultivate compassion and awareness amid the challenges of daily living.

Interfaith Habitat for Humanity Build

Hindus, Muslims, Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Unitarians, and Humanists in our community have been working together with Habitat for Humanity of Evansville to organize a yearly Interfaith Build. It is a great way to provide a good home to a local family and at the same time build a strong interfaith Evansville community. At this time Habitat is recruiting people to sign up online to help with the actual building of this Interfaith home for Aireal Hall and her daughter, Olivia.

To learn more and to volunteer, click here: 2015 Interfaith Build. All of the sign-ups take place online.

No special construction skills needed, Habitat’s wonderful Core Crew will guide and help. If you have questions or have trouble with the online sign-up , you can contact Andrea Ward at 812-423-5623, Ext. 33 or

Introduction to Buddhism and Meditation Class

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 13 4:30-7:00pm
> Sunday September 20 4:30-7:00pm
> Sunday September 27 8:00am to 1:00pm (mini-retreat)

• 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.