New: The final intro to mindfulness/vipassana course  for 2014 will start on October 19. For more info including on how to register see, http://buffalodharma.org/events/october-intro-mindfulness-class-2014. The intro to mindfulness courses only take place 2 or 3 x per year. The next course is tentatively planned for May of 2015. 

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 October 19. The class will consist of short lectures, guided meditations, handouts, and question and answer periods. For registration see, http://buffalodharma.org/events/october-intro-mindfulness-class-2014. 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, October 18 starting at 9:30 am.For more information, including how to register, see http://buffalodharma.org/events/october-half-day-retreat#overlay-context=. 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