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

  • Overwhelmed? Worried? Stressed? Learn to Let it All Go! A Summer Day of Mindfulness with Dharma Teacher Rowan Conrad Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 10:30 - 4:30 pm, Unity Temple on the Plaza's Classroom C. RSVP

    Next Morning of Mindfulness, July 19, 2014. RSVP please. This month we'll enjoy a lazy morning of being together. After meditating and reciting the 14 mindfulness trainings, we'll enjoy outdoor walking meditation weather permitting, singing, dharma discussion and a potluck lunch.

    Mornings of Mindfulness are open to anyone wanting to enrich their practice in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh by practicing with committed practitioners and members of or aspirants to the Order of Interbeing. We'll enjoy sitting and walking meditation, reciting the 14 mindfulness trainings, a video, audio or reading, discussion and a potluck lunch. This year we will enjoy a variety of teachers and teachings.

    Upcoming MOMs and Potluck - Save these Dates: August 16, September 20, October 18, 2014

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

    Also check out the Buddhist Sangha Council of Greater Kansas City for activities.

    Click the announcements tab above for more activities

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