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.
Blog powered by Typepad

I heart FeedBurner

Upcoming Events

  • HEALING CEREMONY FOR THAY This Monday, after the first sitting and walking meditation period, we will offer a ceremony to help us send our collective energies of healing, love and compassion to our dear Thay, ourselves and the world. Afterward, we will have the opportunities to share how Thay and the Plum Village practice has touched our lives. Thay recently suffered a brain hemorrhage. Please join us from 7:15 - 9:15 in Classroom C.

    SAVE THE DATE! Winter Day of Mindfulness, Saturday, January 17, 2015, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm in Classroom C, with Dharma Teacher Matt Sherman.

    Next Morning of Mindfulness, Saturday, December 20, 2014.After meditating and reciting the 14 mindfulness trainings, we'll practice beginning anew. All are welcome. RSVP, please.

    Upcoming MOMs and Potluck - Save these Dates:
    February 21, 2015
    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

Your email address:


Powered by FeedBlitz

Support HCML

2013 Retreat Care & Feeding of our Mindfulness

  • IMG_2858
    2013 Retreat with Joanne Friday

Cultivating Inner Strength Retreat 2012

2008 Breath of Earth, Breath of Life!

  • N1115056954_154377_6729
    2008 residential mindfulness retreat with Br. Chan Huy at Marillac Center

2007 Retreat Cultivating Peace Within

  • Dcfc0430
    2007 residential mindfulness retreat with Br. Chan Huy at Marillac Center