Weekly Schedule

  • You are invited to join the Heartland Community of Mindful Living for evenings of mindfulness every Monday from 7:15 - 9:15 pm at Unity Temple on the Plaza's Temple Buddhist Center, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, MO in classroom C. Our gatherings are open to the public. Newcomers welcome!

    All gatherings start with silent meditation. Please enter quietly if you arrive during the meditation period.

    Weekly Rotation - after sitting and walking meditation, our schedule rotates as follows:

    • First Monday - The Five Mindfulness Trainings Recitation Ceremony followed by a dharma discussion. All are welcome to enjoy this ritual affirming our practice of mindfulness.

    • Second Monday - Thây on Tape: a video or audio presentation by Zen Master Thích Nhât Hanh followed by dharma discussion.

    • Third Monday - An evening of sitting, walking and guided meditation.

    • Fourth Monday - A reading from one of Zen Master Thích Nhât Hanh's many publications followed by dharma discussion.

    • Fifth Monday - Watch our announcements for details.


    We do not meet on New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, Independence, Memorial or Labor Day, or Christmas.
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Upcoming Events

  • New Years Days of Mindfulness in Kansas City with Dharma Teacher Fern Dorresteyn, co-founder of MorningSun Community along with Dharma Teacher Michael Ciborski and former nun at Plum Village, Thich Nhat Hanh's practice center in France. January 20 - 21, 2017, 9:30 - 4:30 pm at Unity Temple on the Plaza, Classroom C. Details and RSVP.

    Near Monthly Morning of Mindfulness and Potlucks - The third Saturday of every month from 9:45 am - 1:30 pm-ish UNLESS we have a retreat or day of mindfulness that month. After a period of sitting meditation, we recite the 14 mindfulness trainings and engage in a discussion or activity. A vegan potluck will wrap up the morning. Join the fun and friendship! RSVP on our Facebook page.

    Deep gratitude to our host Temple Buddhist Center. Please see their website for a wide variety of mindfulness, meditation and Buddhist activities.

    Like our Facebook page. to keep abreast of our day-to-day activities and announcements.

Support HCML

2013 Retreat Care & Feeding of our Mindfulness

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    2013 Retreat with Joanne Friday

Cultivating Inner Strength Retreat 2012

2008 Breath of Earth, Breath of Life!

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    2008 residential mindfulness retreat with Br. Chan Huy at Marillac Center

2007 Retreat Cultivating Peace Within

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    2007 residential mindfulness retreat with Br. Chan Huy at Marillac Center