SANGHA FALL PICNIC 2017

Please join us for a potluck picnic at Wesselman Park on Sunday October 22 from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm. We will be in Shelter House #2 North….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!

Donald Rothberg Retreat

This is information about the Donald Rothberg retreat, the Engaged Spiritual Life, Nov 3-5, non-residential, in Louisville, KY. It may fill up quickly, but another individual wanted to share with others.

http://louisville-vipassana-community.org/Retreats.html

http://louisville-vipassana-community.org/linked_docs/2017_rothberg_retreat.pdf

Thank you

To all interested individuals,

The Unitarian Universalist church of Owensboro located on Cedar Street, have reserved seats for an upcoming documentary called: Walk with Me. This film is about Thich Nat Hanh and his followers, and shows how one can live following the Buddhist spiritual life of Zen.

Here is a trailer located on Youtube for you to preview of the movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne7-wnnWqFY.

The Unitarian Universalist church, have reserved a total of 60 seats. Please see below for further information:
Cost: $10 each.
Movie address: Owensboro 16, 5333 Frederica St, Owensboro, KY
Movie date and time: Thursday, November 09, 2017 AT 7:30 pm
Ticket Website: http://gathr.us/screening/20711

About Thich Nat Hanh: Thich Nhat Hanh is a Zen spiritual leader, poet and peace activist. His is known around the world for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings on mindfulness and peace, but his key teaching is that of mindfulness, and by doing so, we can learn to live happily in the present moment — truly developing peace, both in one’s self and in the world. He was born in central Vietnam in 1926 and at the age of sixteen, entered the Tu Hieu Temple, located at Hue city. When war came to Vietnam, the monks and nuns were confronted with two decisions, continue the contemplative life meditating in the monasteries or to help those around them suffering turmoil of war. Thich Nhat Hanh was one of those who chose to do both. Over the course of his life, he has authored/published over 100 books raging from topics on meditation, mindfulness and Engaged Buddhism, as well as poems, children’s stories, and commentaries on ancient Buddhist texts.

Source: https://plumvillage.org/about/thich-nhat-hanh/biography/

Mindful Movement

Mindful Movement
Combined Yoga/Meditation Practice

This practice incorporates gentle yoga
into mindfulness meditation

Most Saturday Mornings from 9 – 10:15 am

June 3, 10, 24
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
August 5, 12, 19, 26
September 2, 23, 30
October 7, 14, 28
November 4, 11
December 2, 9, 16

Classes are free but donations are gladly accepted

For more information please contact Amy
at breathingroomevv@gmail.com or (812) 480-1823

Mindful Heart Buddha Sangha
Bradford Park Office Complex
600 N. Weinbach, Suite 220
Evansville, IN 47711

Join us for celebrating Vesak-Buddha Day

Join us for celebrating Vesak-Buddha Day

Please join us on Thursday May 11 to celebrate Vesak. Vesak is an annual event celebrated throughout all Buddhist communities on or near the first full moon of May commemorating and celebrating the life of the Buddha. The event will start at 6pm with a vegetarian pot luck (if you do bring a dish please bring a description of ingredients since people have a variety of dietary commitments and allergies) followed by an account of the buddha’s life, a precept ceremony and a short meditation period. Traditionally during Vesak individuals are offered the opportunity to publicly take the five precepts in a small ceremony. This opportunity is open to everyone who would like to take the precepts, whether for the first time or renewing them. Traditionally at Vesak people bring fresh flowers to put on or near the statue of the Buddha, so please feel free to bring a small offering of fresh flowers if you would like.

We look forward to sharing this celebration with you!

Satipatthana Sutta Study Advanced Mindfulness

Join us for a deeper look at the Buddha’s original instruction on mindfulness and meditation through intensive exploration of the Satipatthana Sutta. We will use the ancient text, modern commentary and discussion.

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Mindfulness is the cornerstone of Buddhist practice. The Buddha’s instruction through the Satipatthana Sutta helps us develop the necessary foundation for mindfulness practice and ultimately, liberation. This sutta study group will be intensive and will include assigned readings, practices, and written work, which will be discussed in each group meeting.

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While the group will have a general structure and plan, it will be flexible to meet the needs of group members. The group is free and open to all. Individual meetings with the group leader can be arranged as needed for further clarification and discussion. We will meet weekly for 10 sessions starting May 2nd from 6 – 8 pm.

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Required Texts:

Satipatthana: The Direct Path to Realization, by Analayo

The Issue at Hand: Essays on Buddhist Mindfulness Practice, by Gil Fronsdal

*Available through Amazon for purchase or can be downloaded free online.
**Other readings and recorded talks will be assigned and provided as needed.

For more information or to register email us at mindfulheart@gmail.com or call (812) 480-1823

Mindful Movement Combined Yoga/Meditation Practice

This practice incorporates gentle yoga
into mindfulness meditation

Most Saturday Mornings from 9 – 10:15 am

June 3, 10, 24
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
August 5, 12, 19, 26
September 2, 23, 30
October 7, 14, 28
November 4, 11
December 2, 9, 16

Classes are free but donations are gladly accepted

For more information please contact Amy
at breathingroomevv@gmail.com or (812) 480-1823

Mindful Heart Buddha Sangha
Bradford Park Office Complex
600 N. Weinbach, Suite 220
Evansville, IN 47711