Meditation

Mindfulness (Vipassana) Meditation:

The primary meditative practice offered by the Buffalo Mindfulness Community is vipassana (insight) meditation, as described in the Satipatthana Sutta (The Four Foundations of Mindfulness) and other supportive practices including Mindfulness of Breathing (Anapanasati Sutta).

Loving-Kindness (Metta) Meditation:

Metta is a Pali word for friendship or loving-kindness. It is taught as a meditation technique that cultivates our natural capacity for an open and loving heart. Metta is traditionally offered along with three other meditation practices: compassion; joy in the happiness of others; and equanimity (The Four Brahma-Vihara’s). These practices lead to the development of concentration, fearlessness, happiness and a greater ability to love.

Meditation Help and Events

Mindfulness Toolkit

Interested in learning more about meditation? Contact us for a password to download our free Mindfulness Tool Kit and then click the link below.

Get the Tool Kit

Mindfulness Course

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 can be found by clicking in the link below.

Register for the Mindfulness Class

Special Event: Dharma Talk and One Day Retreat with Randy Baker and Jim Bedard of Satipañña

Buffalo Mindfulness will be sponsoring a special weekend event with Randy Baker and Jim Bedard of Satipañña. A Friday Evening Dharma talk will be offered on May 22 from 7 to 8:30 pm  at Unity Buffalo. Then on Saturday, May 23 the Satipañña teachers will offer a guided one day retreat that will also be held at Unity Buffalo. You can register for either event bellow:

Register: Dharma TalkRegister: One Day Retreat

Half Day Retreat

Buffalo Mindfulness next half day retreat will be in the Spring of 2015.

Mindfulness of the Dharma

Want to further explore Mindfulness and the Dharma? Click below for more details on the Buddha’s Gradual Training in spiritual development as taught by the oldest school of the Buddha’s Sangha with a present day thriving lineage, Theravada.

Mindfulness of the Dharma

Other Recommended Events

Toronto, Canada and Batavia, NY: Randy Baker and Jim Bedard

Various residential retreats in Batavia, NY and non-residential retreats in Toronto throughout 2015. For more information on these events including how to register see, http://satipanna.com/retreats/one-day-retreats

Barre, Massachusetts at the Insight Meditation Society (IMS)

Various residential retreats throughout 2015. For more information on these events including how to register see, http://www.dharma.org/meditation-retreats/retreat-center

Barre Center for Buddhist Studies

Various residential retreats throughout 2015. For more information on these events including how to register see, http://www.bcbsdharma.org/courses

Barre, Massachusetts at the Forrest Refuge

Various residential retreats throughout 2015. For more information on these events including how to register see, http://www.bcbsdharma.org/courses

Toronto, Canada: Pascal Auclair & Anushka Fernandopulle, May 7 to May 13, 2015

A residential 6-Day Silent Vipassana Meditation Retreat. Online registration is now available at www.dharmaretreats.caEarly Bird deadline is February 27, 2015.