On Saturday, October 19, 2013 a free half day mindfulness meditation retreat from 9:30 am to approximately 1:30 pm will be held at Unity Church: 1243 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14209.
Buffalo Mindfulness will be on break until Spring 2014. A 4 week Introduction to Mindfulness course will start at the end of April. The intro course will be followed by a weekend mindfulness (vipassana) teaching event (Fri evening Dharma talk and a Sat One Day Retreat) with Randy Baker and Jim Bedard of Satipañña Insight Meditation. For more info or to preregister for either event please email email@example.com.
Buffalo Mindfulness Community is a non-profit group based in the Buffalo, NY area. We offer non-sectarian meditation practices based on the early teachings of the historical Buddha in a warm and friendly atmosphere embracing a "big boat" approach to spiritual training. While the group emphasizes the Buddha’s instructions on Mindfulness or Sati (also called Vipassana or Insight Meditation), practitioners trained in other traditions and people new to meditation have found our non-sectarian approach welcoming. Prior meditation experience is not required and people of all religious and secular backgrounds are welcome. You can find out more about the group’s vision and mission on the About page of this website, http://buffalodharma.org/about.
In the spirit of One Dharma, the Events tab and the Upcoming Events postings on the right side of this and nearly every page on the site list by date other meditation groups and special Dharma related events in the Buffalo area. However, besides the Buffalo Mindfulness Community group that meets at Unity, all other groups and the events they sponsor reflect the vision and mission of that specific group and may differ from Buffalo Mindfulness Community. For details about a group other than the Buffalo Mindfulness Community group at Unity, please attend that group and direct any questions to the facilitator.
Buffalo Mindfulness Community periodically sponsors introductory classes on mindfulness, lectures and one day retreats. Buffalo Mindfulness next 4 week Introduction to Mindfulness and Loving-Kindness class will take place at he end of April 2014. The class will consist of short lectures, guided meditations, handouts, and question and answer periods. Registration and or questions about the four week class can be sent through this website’s Contact Us tab or simply by e-mailing to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can also call 716-626-9016 ext. 205 to ask questions but email confirmation will still be required because class materials will be shared electronically. In the meantime, anyone new to mindfulness who would like some help starting a home based mindfulness practice until our next 4 week intro class can email email@example.com and a simple Mindfulness Toolkit will be emailed upon request.
The Buffalo Mindfulness Community has no organized religious affiliation but is rooted in the non-sectarian and universal teachings of the historical Buddha. Visit the following link to explore the question about whether Buddhism is a religion: http://www.buddhanet.net/nutshell03.htm