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!
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (812) 480-1823
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 email@example.com or (812) 480-1823
Mindful Heart Buddha Sangha
Bradford Park Office Complex
600 N. Weinbach, Suite 220
Evansville, IN 47711
Meditation, Discussion and Brown Bag Lunch
Bring your lunch or a snack and
join us for a short noon meditation
followed by a group discussion over a brown bag lunch!
Mondays at Noon Starting in April
(Meditation starts at 12:10 and we will wrap up before 1:00)
For more information contact us at
Jan (812) 319-3785 or Amy (812) 480-1823
The May 19th – 21st, 2017 retreat is quickly approaching. Please go to the web site, select the Retreats tab, then select the PDF links to read about the retreat. There is still plenty of room and there is financial assistance if needed. Please contact us for any concerns or questions that you may have. Contact information given below.
Call: (812) 434-6643.
or message on Facebook.
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 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!
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!
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:
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.
Email: Becky Freligh firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Shaila Catherine, on May 6-13, 2017
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.