New: The October 2014 course is currently in progress and registration is closed. The next 4 week Introduction to Mindfulness and Loving-Kindness course will take place in May 2015. More information about the course including how to register will be posted to the website by the end of the year. Questions about the four week class can be sent to: info@buffalodharma.org.

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.

Buffalo Mindfulness Community freely offers an electronic Mindfulness Toolkit and periodically sponsors introductory classes on mindfulness, lectures and one or half day retreats. The last 4 week Introduction to Mindfulness and Loving-Kindness class for 2014 is in progress and we are unable to accept any new people into the course. The next intro course will take place in May of 2015 and registration will be available on the website sometime in November. Questions about the four week class can be directed to info@buffalodharma.org or by calling 716.626.9016 ext. 205. Buffalo Mindfulness next half day mindfulness retreat will be feely offered at Unity Church in the city of Buffalo on Sat, November 15 starting at 9:30 am. Registration for the half day retreat will soon be available on the website. If anyone is new to mindfulness and would like some help starting a home based mindfulness practice you can email info@buffalodharma.org and a simple Mindfulness Toolkit will be shared electronically.

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