Weekly Schedule

  • You are invited to join the Heartland Community of Mindful Living for evenings of mindfulness every Monday from 7:15 - 9:00 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

    Br. Phap Vu, American monk in tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh
    Public Talk, Thursday, June 18, 7 - 8:30pm
    Days of Mindfulness Friday, June 19 & Saturday, June 20, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm in Classroom C.

    Annual Weekend Residential Mindfulness Retreat with Dharma Teacher Joanne Friday at Marillac Center in Leavenworth, KS, Friday, November 6th through Sunday, November 8th.

    Next Morning of Mindfulness, Saturday, February 21.After meditating and reciting the 14 mindfulness trainings, we'll begin our study of Thich Nhat Hanh's new translation of the Heart Sutra and its music. RSVP, please.

    Upcoming MOMs and Potluck - Save these Dates:
    March 21, 2015
    April 18, 2015
    May 16, 2015
    July 18, 2015
    August 15, 2015
    September 19, 2015
    October 17, 2015
    December 19, 2015

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

    Click the announcements tab above for more activities

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    2013 Retreat with Joanne Friday

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