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

  • FALL RETREAT REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Click on Fall Retreat tab above. October 31 - November 2, 2014 Weekend Residential Mindfulness Retreat with Michael Ciborski at Lake Doniphan, Excelsior Springs, MO

    Next Morning of Mindfulness, Saturday, September 20, 2014. RSVP please. After meditating and reciting the 14 mindfulness trainings, we'll read about how another sangha in our tradition practices beginning anew. All are welcome.

    Upcoming MOMs and Potluck - Save these Dates:
    October 18, 2014
    December 20, 2014

    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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