Dhamma Leaders complete two year training!

Jan Carter, Mary Lee MacManus, and Amy Miller have completed a Two Year Dhamma Leader Training with Carol Blotter. This is a terrific accomplishment and their dedication enriches the sangha. The photo shows the graduating class, however Amy could not make it to the final retreat where the photo was taken. Congratulations and much Metta!Carol's Study Group 1-12-15

Patience

Patience is one of the most important virtues for developing mindfulness and concentration. Patience is forged by constantly meeting the edge. If you stay with your meditation practice, it is inevitable that difficulties will arise. In most challenging situations, merely showing up, being present, may be all that is possible–and that may be enough.
– Depa Ma

Join us on Sunday February 22nd for the Sangha’s Annual Meeting

Mindful Heart Buddha Sangha will be holding its Annual Meeting for all Sangha Members on Sunday, February 22nd, at 6pm in the Meditation Hall. There will be a short sitting followed by the State of the Sangha talk and the introduction of the new Board of Directors. We will then have a potluck and socializing. Please bring a snack or vegetarian dish. Drinks will be provided. Come and join us!

2015 Annual Meeting for all Sangha members

Mindful Heart Buddha Sangha will be holding its Annual Meeting for all Sangha Members on Sunday, February 22nd, at 6pm in the Meditation Hall. There will be a short sitting followed by the State of the Sangha talk and the introduction of the new Board of Directors. We will then have a potluck and socializing. Please bring a snack or vegetarian dish. Drinks will be provided. Come and join us!

Reminder: Ordination Celebration Sunday January 25 5pm

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There will be no regular meditation on Sunday January 25. On that evening there will be an event to celebrate the recent ordination of John Paulson in the Five Mountain Zen Order. There will be a vegetarian potluck followed by a Dharma talk given by John. Doors open at 5. At 6pm John will give a 30-40 minute talk. There will be dessert and more socializing after the talk. Please feel free to bring a vegetarian/vegan dish or dessert. Come and celebrate this big event in John’s life and in the life of the sangha.

Residential Retreat opportunity February 6-8

John Cunningham, a student of Matt Flickstein just like our founder Mary MacGregor, is leading a residential Vipassana retreat on the weekend of February 6-8. It will be at St. Anne Retreat Center in Melbourne, KY, which is just across the Ohio from Cinncinnati. The cost is $200 plus dana for the teacher. The title of the retreat is “The Prison of Self”. Tri-State Dharma is hosting. Contact Mary MacGregor if you are interested in carpooling to the retreat. Click the following link for more information or to register: Prison of Self Retreat

Ordination Celebration – January 25

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There will be no regular meditation on Sunday January 25. On that evening there will be an event to celebrate the recent ordination of John Paulson in the Five Mountain Zen Order. There will be a vegetarian potluck followed by a Dharma talk given by John. Doors open at 5. At 6pm John will give a 30-40 minute talk. There will be dessert and more socializing after the talk. Please feel free to bring a vegetarian/vegan dish or dessert, but please do not feel compelled to bring something. Come and celebrate this big event in John’s life and in the life of the sangha.

Holiday Meditation Schedule

There will be no regular Thursday meditation on Christmas Day. There will be meditation on Sunday December 28. We will not have a meditation or gathering on New Year’s Eve. Also there will be no regular Thursday meditation on New Year’s Day. On Sunday January 4 we will return to our regular schedule of meditation on Thursdays and Sundays at 6:00 pm. Merry Christmas. Much Metta to all.