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 Myrtle Fillmore Chapel. Our gatherings are open to the public. A love offering is appreciated, but not required. 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

  • SAVE THE DATE! Non-Residential Retreat with Fern Dorresteyn & Michael Ciborski September 28 - 29 at Unity Temple on the Plaza. Details to Come!

    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