Mindfulness Practice Session
Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

Mindfulness Practice Session

This weekly class will provide a fundamental framework for the practice of mindfulness. Meditation instructions will be offered, followed by a Q&A, and then a talk on a mindfulness-related topic. This is a great class for those new to the practice of Mindfulness.

The weekly Mindfulness Practice Session will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist meditation (mindfulness or heart practice).  Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Yoga Practice
Oct
24
10:00 AM10:00

Yoga Practice

These are donation based yoga classes

The Buddha encouraged the cultivation of embodied awareness as the foundation for the development of mindfulness. These vinyasa yoga classes offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness into your daily life through the power of mindful movement. These classes will be a good fit for all, no experience is necessary.

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Buddhism and the 12 Steps
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Buddhism and the 12 Steps

This meditation and discussion group is intended for those who are interested in sharing their personal recovery experience within a peer-led recovery community. In general, the group focuses on the bridge between Buddhist practices and principles & the practices and principles of a 12 step recovery program. Inspired by Kevin Griffin's book, "One Breath At A Time", this group is interested in applying a Buddhist lens to recovery. During the group, there will be a silent meditation period and a short synopsis and talk on a traditional 12 step topic, followed by an open group discussion.

Anyone is welcome to attend this group -- both those who are committed to 12 step recovery as well as those who are simply curious.

Attendance is on a drop in basis. Participants are not required to attend a certain number of sessions. All are invited, even those who are committed to regular attendance.

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Meditate with a Monk
Oct
25
5:30 PM17:30

Meditate with a Monk

This weekly class is guided and directed by Venerable Nanda. It will include meditation practice, Dharma lessons and some question and answer periods. The meeting’s arrangement is flexible and changes according to the lesson plan of Venerable Nanda.

Venerable Nanada is the head monk at Kentucky Meditation Compassionate Peace Center in Louisville, KY. He was born and raised in Sri Lanka and has been a Theravadin Buddhist monk since age 9.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

Meditation and Dharma Talk

These weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion classes offer a guided meditation, talk and discussion centered around the core teachings of the Buddha. All are welcome. No experience necessary.

Both of the weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion groups will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a Dharma Talk (about 30 – 45 mins), which is a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist practice. Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation and Dharma Talk

These weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion classes offer a guided meditation, talk and discussion centered around the core teachings of the Buddha. All are welcome. No experience necessary.

Both of the weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion groups will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a Dharma Talk (about 30 – 45 mins), which is a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist practice. Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Yoga Practice
Oct
28
5:00 PM17:00

Yoga Practice

These are donation based yoga classes

The Buddha encouraged the cultivation of embodied awareness as the foundation for the development of mindfulness. These vinyasa yoga classes offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness into your daily life through the power of mindful movement. These classes will be a good fit for all, no experience is necessary.

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Mindfulness Practice Session
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

Mindfulness Practice Session

This weekly class will provide a fundamental framework for the practice of mindfulness. Meditation instructions will be offered, followed by a Q&A, and then a talk on a mindfulness-related topic. This is a great class for those new to the practice of Mindfulness.

The weekly Mindfulness Practice Session will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist meditation (mindfulness or heart practice).  Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Yoga Practice
Oct
31
10:00 AM10:00

Yoga Practice

These are donation based yoga classes

The Buddha encouraged the cultivation of embodied awareness as the foundation for the development of mindfulness. These vinyasa yoga classes offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness into your daily life through the power of mindful movement. These classes will be a good fit for all, no experience is necessary.

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Buddhism and the 12 Steps
Oct
31
7:00 PM19:00

Buddhism and the 12 Steps

This meditation and discussion group is intended for those who are interested in sharing their personal recovery experience within a peer-led recovery community. In general, the group focuses on the bridge between Buddhist practices and principles & the practices and principles of a 12 step recovery program. Inspired by Kevin Griffin's book, "One Breath At A Time", this group is interested in applying a Buddhist lens to recovery. During the group, there will be a silent meditation period and a short synopsis and talk on a traditional 12 step topic, followed by an open group discussion.

Anyone is welcome to attend this group -- both those who are committed to 12 step recovery as well as those who are simply curious.

Attendance is on a drop in basis. Participants are not required to attend a certain number of sessions. All are invited, even those who are committed to regular attendance.

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Meditate with a Monk
Nov
1
5:30 PM17:30

Meditate with a Monk

This weekly class is guided and directed by Venerable Nanda. It will include meditation practice, Dharma lessons and some question and answer periods. The meeting’s arrangement is flexible and changes according to the lesson plan of Venerable Nanda.

Venerable Nanada is the head monk at Kentucky Meditation Compassionate Peace Center in Louisville, KY. He was born and raised in Sri Lanka and has been a Theravadin Buddhist monk since age 9.

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Daylong Retreat
Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

Daylong Retreat

The Joy of Letting Go - November 2, 2019

The Buddha said we suffer because we cling and if we let go we have peace. But that's more easily said than done. What are we supposed to let go of? How do we do it? What do we do if things come back? Come spend a morning discovering where you're stuck and begin the practice of letting go. There will be dharma, sitting and walking meditation and conversation. 10a - 4p Register Here

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Meditation and Dharma Talk
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Meditation and Dharma Talk

These weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion classes offer a guided meditation, talk and discussion centered around the core teachings of the Buddha. All are welcome. No experience necessary.

Both of the weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion groups will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a Dharma Talk (about 30 – 45 mins), which is a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist practice. Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk
Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation and Dharma Talk

These weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion classes offer a guided meditation, talk and discussion centered around the core teachings of the Buddha. All are welcome. No experience necessary.

Both of the weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion groups will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a Dharma Talk (about 30 – 45 mins), which is a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist practice. Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Yoga Practice
Nov
4
5:00 PM17:00

Yoga Practice

These are donation based yoga classes

The Buddha encouraged the cultivation of embodied awareness as the foundation for the development of mindfulness. These vinyasa yoga classes offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness into your daily life through the power of mindful movement. These classes will be a good fit for all, no experience is necessary.

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Intuitive Eating
Nov
7
5:30 PM17:30

Intuitive Eating

This is an open discussion group focused on the 10 principles of intuitive eating

(Taken From: https://www.intuitiveeating.org/10-principles-of-intuitive-eating/)

1. REJECT THE DIET MENTALITY

Throw out the diet books and magazine articles that offer you false hope of losing weight quickly, easily, and permanently. Get angry at the lies that have led you to feel as if you were a failure every time a new diet stopped working and you gained back all of the weight. If you allow even one small hope to linger that a new and better diet might be lurking around the corner, it will prevent you from being free to rediscover Intuitive Eating.

2. HONOR YOUR HUNGER

Keep your body biologically fed with adequate energy and carbohydrates. Otherwise you can trigger a primal drive to overeat. Once you reach the moment of excessive hunger, all intentions of moderate, conscious eating are fleeting and irrelevant. Learning to honor this first biological signal sets the stage for re-building trust with yourself and food.

3. MAKE PEACE WITH FOOD

Call a truce, stop the food fight! Give yourself unconditional permission to eat. If you tell yourself that you can’t or shouldn’t have a particular food, it can lead to intense feelings of deprivation that build into uncontrollable cravings and, often, bingeing When you finally “give-in” to your forbidden food, eating will be experienced with such intensity, it usually results in Last Supper overeating, and overwhelming guilt.

4. CHALLENGE THE FOOD POLICE

Scream a loud “NO” to thoughts in your head that declare you’re “good” for eating minimal calories or “bad” because you ate a piece of chocolate cake. The Food Police monitor the unreasonable rules that dieting has created. The police station is housed deep in your psyche, and its loud speaker shouts negative barbs, hopeless phrases, and guilt-provoking indictments. Chasing the Food Police away is a critical step in returning to Intuitive Eating.

5. RESPECT YOUR FULLNESS

Listen for the body signals that tell you that you are no longer hungry. Observe the signs that show that you’re comfortably full. Pause in the middle of a meal or food and ask yourself how the food tastes, and what is your current fullness level?

6. DISCOVER THE SATISFACTION FACTOR

The Japanese have the wisdom to promote pleasure as one of their goals of healthy living. In our fury to be thin and healthy, we often overlook one of the most basic gifts of existence–the pleasure and satisfaction that can be found in the eating experience. When you eat what you really want, in an environment that is inviting and conducive, the pleasure you derive will be a powerful force in helping you feel satisfied and content. By providing this experience for yourself, you will find that it takes much less food to decide you’ve had “enough”.

7. HONOR YOUR FEELINGS WITHOUT USING FOOD

Find ways to comfort, nurture, distract, and resolve your issues without using food. Anxiety, loneliness, boredom, anger are emotions we all experience throughout life. Each has its own trigger, and each has its own appeasement. Food won’t fix any of these feelings. It may comfort for the short term, distract from the pain, or even numb you into a food hangover. But food won’t solve the problem. If anything, eating for an emotional hunger will only make you feel worse in the long run. You’ll ultimately have to deal with the source of the emotion, as well as the discomfort of overeating.

8. RESPECT YOUR BODY

Accept your genetic blueprint. Just as a person with a shoe size of eight would not expect to realistically squeeze into a size six, it is equally as futile (and uncomfortable) to have the same expectation with body size. But mostly, respect your body, so you can feel better about who you are. It’s hard to reject the diet mentality if you are unrealistic and overly critical about your body shape.

9. EXERCISE—FEEL THE DIFFERENCE

Forget militant exercise. Just get active and feel the difference. Shift your focus to how it feels to move your body, rather than the calorie burning effect of exercise. If you focus on how you feel from working out, such as energized, it can make the difference between rolling out of bed for a brisk morning walk or hitting the snooze alarm. If when you wake up, your only goal is to lose weight, it’s usually not a motivating factor in that moment of time.

10. HONOR YOUR HEALTH

Gentle Nutrition Make food choices that honor your health and tastebuds while making you feel well. Remember that you don’t have to eat a perfect diet to be healthy. You will not suddenly get a nutrient deficiency or gain weight from one snack, one meal, or one day of eating. It’s what you eat consistently over time that matters, progress not perfection is what counts.


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Buddhist Study Series (Closed Group)
Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00

Buddhist Study Series (Closed Group)

This 6-month program is designed as an interactive, educational, and experiential study of Buddhist theory and practices as outlined through an Early Buddhist context. The course curriculum will focus on themes related to the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, and the Four Brahmaviharas. There will be educational lectures and assignments (assigned texts, articles, and audio recordings), as well as guided practices related to mindfulness, heart practice, and relational mindfulness. The program is appropriate for beginners, as well as those with long-term practice.


Scheduled Dates (2nd Saturday of every month) from 10am – 4pm:

September 14th 2019 October 12th 2019 November 9th 2019

December 14th 2019 January 11th 2020 February 8th 2020

Graduation @ Sunday Morning OR Evening Group on February 9th 2020

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Intuitive Eating
Dec
5
5:30 PM17:30

Intuitive Eating

This is an open discussion group focused on the 10 principles of intuitive eating

(Taken From: https://www.intuitiveeating.org/10-principles-of-intuitive-eating/)

1. REJECT THE DIET MENTALITY

Throw out the diet books and magazine articles that offer you false hope of losing weight quickly, easily, and permanently. Get angry at the lies that have led you to feel as if you were a failure every time a new diet stopped working and you gained back all of the weight. If you allow even one small hope to linger that a new and better diet might be lurking around the corner, it will prevent you from being free to rediscover Intuitive Eating.

2. HONOR YOUR HUNGER

Keep your body biologically fed with adequate energy and carbohydrates. Otherwise you can trigger a primal drive to overeat. Once you reach the moment of excessive hunger, all intentions of moderate, conscious eating are fleeting and irrelevant. Learning to honor this first biological signal sets the stage for re-building trust with yourself and food.

3. MAKE PEACE WITH FOOD

Call a truce, stop the food fight! Give yourself unconditional permission to eat. If you tell yourself that you can’t or shouldn’t have a particular food, it can lead to intense feelings of deprivation that build into uncontrollable cravings and, often, bingeing When you finally “give-in” to your forbidden food, eating will be experienced with such intensity, it usually results in Last Supper overeating, and overwhelming guilt.

4. CHALLENGE THE FOOD POLICE

Scream a loud “NO” to thoughts in your head that declare you’re “good” for eating minimal calories or “bad” because you ate a piece of chocolate cake. The Food Police monitor the unreasonable rules that dieting has created. The police station is housed deep in your psyche, and its loud speaker shouts negative barbs, hopeless phrases, and guilt-provoking indictments. Chasing the Food Police away is a critical step in returning to Intuitive Eating.

5. RESPECT YOUR FULLNESS

Listen for the body signals that tell you that you are no longer hungry. Observe the signs that show that you’re comfortably full. Pause in the middle of a meal or food and ask yourself how the food tastes, and what is your current fullness level?

6. DISCOVER THE SATISFACTION FACTOR

The Japanese have the wisdom to promote pleasure as one of their goals of healthy living. In our fury to be thin and healthy, we often overlook one of the most basic gifts of existence–the pleasure and satisfaction that can be found in the eating experience. When you eat what you really want, in an environment that is inviting and conducive, the pleasure you derive will be a powerful force in helping you feel satisfied and content. By providing this experience for yourself, you will find that it takes much less food to decide you’ve had “enough”.

7. HONOR YOUR FEELINGS WITHOUT USING FOOD

Find ways to comfort, nurture, distract, and resolve your issues without using food. Anxiety, loneliness, boredom, anger are emotions we all experience throughout life. Each has its own trigger, and each has its own appeasement. Food won’t fix any of these feelings. It may comfort for the short term, distract from the pain, or even numb you into a food hangover. But food won’t solve the problem. If anything, eating for an emotional hunger will only make you feel worse in the long run. You’ll ultimately have to deal with the source of the emotion, as well as the discomfort of overeating.

8. RESPECT YOUR BODY

Accept your genetic blueprint. Just as a person with a shoe size of eight would not expect to realistically squeeze into a size six, it is equally as futile (and uncomfortable) to have the same expectation with body size. But mostly, respect your body, so you can feel better about who you are. It’s hard to reject the diet mentality if you are unrealistic and overly critical about your body shape.

9. EXERCISE—FEEL THE DIFFERENCE

Forget militant exercise. Just get active and feel the difference. Shift your focus to how it feels to move your body, rather than the calorie burning effect of exercise. If you focus on how you feel from working out, such as energized, it can make the difference between rolling out of bed for a brisk morning walk or hitting the snooze alarm. If when you wake up, your only goal is to lose weight, it’s usually not a motivating factor in that moment of time.

10. HONOR YOUR HEALTH

Gentle Nutrition Make food choices that honor your health and tastebuds while making you feel well. Remember that you don’t have to eat a perfect diet to be healthy. You will not suddenly get a nutrient deficiency or gain weight from one snack, one meal, or one day of eating. It’s what you eat consistently over time that matters, progress not perfection is what counts.


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Buddhist Study Series (Closed Group)
Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

Buddhist Study Series (Closed Group)

This 6-month program is designed as an interactive, educational, and experiential study of Buddhist theory and practices as outlined through an Early Buddhist context. The course curriculum will focus on themes related to the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, and the Four Brahmaviharas. There will be educational lectures and assignments (assigned texts, articles, and audio recordings), as well as guided practices related to mindfulness, heart practice, and relational mindfulness. The program is appropriate for beginners, as well as those with long-term practice.


Scheduled Dates (2nd Saturday of every month) from 10am – 4pm:

September 14th 2019 October 12th 2019 November 9th 2019

December 14th 2019 January 11th 2020 February 8th 2020

Graduation @ Sunday Morning OR Evening Group on February 9th 2020

Learn More

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Buddhist Study Series (Closed Group)
Jan
11
10:00 AM10:00

Buddhist Study Series (Closed Group)

This 6-month program is designed as an interactive, educational, and experiential study of Buddhist theory and practices as outlined through an Early Buddhist context. The course curriculum will focus on themes related to the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, and the Four Brahmaviharas. There will be educational lectures and assignments (assigned texts, articles, and audio recordings), as well as guided practices related to mindfulness, heart practice, and relational mindfulness. The program is appropriate for beginners, as well as those with long-term practice.


Scheduled Dates (2nd Saturday of every month) from 10am – 4pm:

September 14th 2019 October 12th 2019 November 9th 2019

December 14th 2019 January 11th 2020 February 8th 2020

Graduation @ Sunday Morning OR Evening Group on February 9th 2020

Learn More

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Buddhist Study Series (Closed Group)
Feb
8
10:00 AM10:00

Buddhist Study Series (Closed Group)

This 6-month program is designed as an interactive, educational, and experiential study of Buddhist theory and practices as outlined through an Early Buddhist context. The course curriculum will focus on themes related to the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, and the Four Brahmaviharas. There will be educational lectures and assignments (assigned texts, articles, and audio recordings), as well as guided practices related to mindfulness, heart practice, and relational mindfulness. The program is appropriate for beginners, as well as those with long-term practice.


Scheduled Dates (2nd Saturday of every month) from 10am – 4pm:

September 14th 2019 October 12th 2019 November 9th 2019

December 14th 2019 January 11th 2020 February 8th 2020

Graduation @ Sunday Morning OR Evening Group on February 9th 2020

Learn More

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Yoga Practice
Oct
21
5:00 PM17:00

Yoga Practice

These are donation based yoga classes

The Buddha encouraged the cultivation of embodied awareness as the foundation for the development of mindfulness. These vinyasa yoga classes offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness into your daily life through the power of mindful movement. These classes will be a good fit for all, no experience is necessary.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation and Dharma Talk

These weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion classes offer a guided meditation, talk and discussion centered around the core teachings of the Buddha. All are welcome. No experience necessary.

Both of the weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion groups will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a Dharma Talk (about 30 – 45 mins), which is a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist practice. Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation and Dharma Talk

These weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion classes offer a guided meditation, talk and discussion centered around the core teachings of the Buddha. All are welcome. No experience necessary.

Both of the weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion groups will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a Dharma Talk (about 30 – 45 mins), which is a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist practice. Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Meditation and Dharma Talk

These weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion classes offer a guided meditation, talk and discussion centered around the core teachings of the Buddha. All are welcome. No experience necessary.

Both of the weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion groups will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a Dharma Talk (about 30 – 45 mins), which is a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist practice. Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Meditate with a Monk
Oct
18
5:30 PM17:30

Meditate with a Monk

This weekly class is guided and directed by Venerable Nanda. It will include meditation practice, Dharma lessons and some question and answer periods. The meeting’s arrangement is flexible and changes according to the lesson plan of Venerable Nanda.

Venerable Nanada is the head monk at Kentucky Meditation Compassionate Peace Center in Louisville, KY. He was born and raised in Sri Lanka and has been a Theravadin Buddhist monk since age 9.

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Buddhism and the 12 Steps
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Buddhism and the 12 Steps

This meditation and discussion group is intended for those who are interested in sharing their personal recovery experience within a peer-led recovery community. In general, the group focuses on the bridge between Buddhist practices and principles & the practices and principles of a 12 step recovery program. Inspired by Kevin Griffin's book, "One Breath At A Time", this group is interested in applying a Buddhist lens to recovery. During the group, there will be a silent meditation period and a short synopsis and talk on a traditional 12 step topic, followed by an open group discussion.

Anyone is welcome to attend this group -- both those who are committed to 12 step recovery as well as those who are simply curious.

Attendance is on a drop in basis. Participants are not required to attend a certain number of sessions. All are invited, even those who are committed to regular attendance.

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Yoga Practice
Oct
17
10:00 AM10:00

Yoga Practice

These are donation based yoga classes

The Buddha encouraged the cultivation of embodied awareness as the foundation for the development of mindfulness. These vinyasa yoga classes offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness into your daily life through the power of mindful movement. These classes will be a good fit for all, no experience is necessary.

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Mindfulness Practice Session
Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

Mindfulness Practice Session

This weekly class will provide a fundamental framework for the practice of mindfulness. Meditation instructions will be offered, followed by a Q&A, and then a talk on a mindfulness-related topic. This is a great class for those new to the practice of Mindfulness.

The weekly Mindfulness Practice Session will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist meditation (mindfulness or heart practice).  Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Yoga Practice
Oct
14
5:00 PM17:00

Yoga Practice

These are donation based yoga classes

The Buddha encouraged the cultivation of embodied awareness as the foundation for the development of mindfulness. These vinyasa yoga classes offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness into your daily life through the power of mindful movement. These classes will be a good fit for all, no experience is necessary.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation and Dharma Talk

These weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion classes offer a guided meditation, talk and discussion centered around the core teachings of the Buddha. All are welcome. No experience necessary.

Both of the weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion groups will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a Dharma Talk (about 30 – 45 mins), which is a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist practice. Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Meditation and Dharma Talk

These weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion classes offer a guided meditation, talk and discussion centered around the core teachings of the Buddha. All are welcome. No experience necessary.

Both of the weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion groups will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a Dharma Talk (about 30 – 45 mins), which is a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist practice. Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Buddhist Study Series (Closed Group)
Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

Buddhist Study Series (Closed Group)

This 6-month program is designed as an interactive, educational, and experiential study of Buddhist theory and practices as outlined through an Early Buddhist context. The course curriculum will focus on themes related to the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, and the Four Brahmaviharas. There will be educational lectures and assignments (assigned texts, articles, and audio recordings), as well as guided practices related to mindfulness, heart practice, and relational mindfulness. The program is appropriate for beginners, as well as those with long-term practice.


Scheduled Dates (2nd Saturday of every month) from 10am – 4pm:

September 14th 2019 October 12th 2019 November 9th 2019

December 14th 2019 January 11th 2020 February 8th 2020

Graduation @ Sunday Morning OR Evening Group on February 9th 2020

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Meditate with a Monk
Oct
11
5:30 PM17:30

Meditate with a Monk

This weekly class is guided and directed by Venerable Nanda. It will include meditation practice, Dharma lessons and some question and answer periods. The meeting’s arrangement is flexible and changes according to the lesson plan of Venerable Nanda.

Venerable Nanada is the head monk at Kentucky Meditation Compassionate Peace Center in Louisville, KY. He was born and raised in Sri Lanka and has been a Theravadin Buddhist monk since age 9.

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Buddhism and the 12 Steps
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Buddhism and the 12 Steps

This meditation and discussion group is intended for those who are interested in sharing their personal recovery experience within a peer-led recovery community. In general, the group focuses on the bridge between Buddhist practices and principles & the practices and principles of a 12 step recovery program. Inspired by Kevin Griffin's book, "One Breath At A Time", this group is interested in applying a Buddhist lens to recovery. During the group, there will be a silent meditation period and a short synopsis and talk on a traditional 12 step topic, followed by an open group discussion.

Anyone is welcome to attend this group -- both those who are committed to 12 step recovery as well as those who are simply curious.

Attendance is on a drop in basis. Participants are not required to attend a certain number of sessions. All are invited, even those who are committed to regular attendance.

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Yoga Practice
Oct
10
10:00 AM10:00

Yoga Practice

These are donation based yoga classes

The Buddha encouraged the cultivation of embodied awareness as the foundation for the development of mindfulness. These vinyasa yoga classes offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness into your daily life through the power of mindful movement. These classes will be a good fit for all, no experience is necessary.

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Mindfulness Practice Session
Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

Mindfulness Practice Session

This weekly class will provide a fundamental framework for the practice of mindfulness. Meditation instructions will be offered, followed by a Q&A, and then a talk on a mindfulness-related topic. This is a great class for those new to the practice of Mindfulness.

The weekly Mindfulness Practice Session will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist meditation (mindfulness or heart practice).  Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Yoga Practice
Oct
7
5:00 PM17:00

Yoga Practice

These are donation based yoga classes

The Buddha encouraged the cultivation of embodied awareness as the foundation for the development of mindfulness. These vinyasa yoga classes offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness into your daily life through the power of mindful movement. These classes will be a good fit for all, no experience is necessary.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk
Oct
6
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation and Dharma Talk

These weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion classes offer a guided meditation, talk and discussion centered around the core teachings of the Buddha. All are welcome. No experience necessary.

Both of the weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion groups will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a Dharma Talk (about 30 – 45 mins), which is a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist practice. Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Meditation and Dharma Talk
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Meditation and Dharma Talk

These weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion classes offer a guided meditation, talk and discussion centered around the core teachings of the Buddha. All are welcome. No experience necessary.

Both of the weekly Dharma Talk & Discussion groups will begin with a period of guided mindfulness meditation or heart practice meditation (about 25 – 35 mins), leaving some time after for questions or comments around your meditation experience or the practice in general. Next, the group facilitator will offer a Dharma Talk (about 30 – 45 mins), which is a reflection on a topic related to Buddhist practice. Lastly, there will be some time for open discussion, allowing for questions, general comments, or personal reflections on the topic for the evening. No one is required to speak or participate during the group, however, all are welcome to share during the open discussion. There is no experience necessary for this class.

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Meditate with a Monk
Oct
4
5:30 PM17:30

Meditate with a Monk

This weekly class is guided and directed by Venerable Nanda. It will include meditation practice, Dharma lessons and some question and answer periods. The meeting’s arrangement is flexible and changes according to the lesson plan of Venerable Nanda.

Venerable Nanada is the head monk at Kentucky Meditation Compassionate Peace Center in Louisville, KY. He was born and raised in Sri Lanka and has been a Theravadin Buddhist monk since age 9.

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