New: The summer intro to vipassana course is in progress. There is one more intro course planned for 2014, tentatively to start in mid October. Please watch for an announcement on this website or sign up for our listserv to receive periodic updates on what is going on with Buffalo Mindfulness and similar vipassana groups in our area.

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. Our next 4 week Introduction to Mindfulness and Loving-Kindness class will begin on Sunday, July 13. 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 to: info@buffalodharma.org. Our next Half Day Mindfulness Retreat will be on June 28 at Unity Buffalo, http://buffalodharma.org/events/retreat-unity-jun-28. 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