Monday, July 2, 2018

~Saturday June 1, 2019 (9:30am-4pm, arrive at 9am to settle)

"Compassionate Action: Responding to the world we have"
  A Day of Mindfulness (including a transmission ceremony of the 5 Mindfulness trainings) with Brother Phap Man of Blue Cliff monastery and Maine dharma teacher Peggy Smith.
Unitarian Universalist church at 5 Middle Street in Brunswick. 
To register for the day and/or apply to receive the 5 Mindfulness trainings, visit:

            Friday-Sunday September 27-29, 2019

Sangha retreat at Nurture though Nature in Denmark, Maine
with dharma teacher Jeanne Anselmo

Theme, details to be announced

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

10th Anniversary/Continuation of the Peaceful Heart Sangha...


In deepest Gratitude to all of the mindfulness practitioners (new and not-so-new) who helped create a warm and wonderful celebration for the Peaceful Heart Sangha's 10th Anniversary/Continuation on Monday, 3.5.18...we are so incredibly fortunate!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Upcoming Events...

         Monday, March 11 (6:30-8pm)
Peaceful Heart Sangha's 11th Anniversary Celebration.. feel free to bring a memento for the altar, song, poem, dance, a story about how sangha has affected your life, a finger food to share...all are welcome!

Thursday, March 21 (6-8pm) 

Thursday, March 21 (6-8pm) 
UUCC 69 Winthrop Street Augusta, Maine
  The Peaceful Heart Sangha will co-sponsor this meditative documentary about Thich Nhat Hahn and the monks, nuns and lay practitioners in the Plum village community.  There is a $5 suggested donation for those who are able. All are welcome regardless of ability to pay. The evening will begin with a brief, guided meditation, followed by the film (90 minutes) and a short period for Q and A.

Friday-Sunday September 27-29, 2019.
Sangha retreat at "Nurture though Nature" in Denmark, Maine with dharma teacher Jeanne Anselmo. Theme and details TBA.

For details on other sangha-related, future events, you are invited to see our page entitled "Upcoming Mindfulness-based events in Maine, within our tradition"

Friday, May 16, 2014

The new 5 Contemplations

New Contemplations before eating:
This food is a gift of the earth, the sky, numerous living beings, and much hard and loving work.
May we eat with mindfulness and gratitude so as to be worthy to receive this food.
May we recognize and transform unwholesome mental formations, especially our greed and learn to eat with moderation.
May we keep our compassion alive by eating in such a way that reduces the suffering of living beings, stops contributing to climate change, and heals and preserves our precious planet.
We accept this food so that we may nurture our brotherhood and sisterhood, build our Sangha, and nourish our ideal of serving all living beings.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Something to think about....

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.” 
Gautama Buddha

Sunday, March 24, 2013

5 Mindfulness TrainingsTransmission

What a joyful day yesterday!  Thirty (plus or minus) people accepted the transmission of the Five Mindfulness Trainings from Joanne Friday.  Lots of smiles, a few tears and pleased murmurs were heard as Joanne read out each Dharma name.