Monday, March 16, 2020

May All Beings be Healthy and Safe-online sangha option

Dear Friends, 
Wishing you all health and safety during these shifting times with the onset of Covid 19 concerns. Recognizing the importance of community and connection, especially during these trying times, the Peaceful Heart Sangha has committed to an online sangha and Not meeting in person until it is deemed safe to do so. Please feel free to join us online on Monday evenings (6:30-8pm) and Thursday mornings (8-9:30am). It is free, you don't need an app and can use a phone-in option.

     ~IMPORTANT UPDATE from 4.6.2020: 
  For the security and safety of our online sangha's, a password is now being required for you to enter Zoom meetings, please email to request/access.

    In the meantime, take good care of yourselves and your community. May all beings be safe and free from harm.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

PHS celebrates 12 years of practicing joyfully together!

    On Monday, 3.2.2020, members new and old celebrated the 12th anniversary-continuation day of  the Peaceful Heart Sangha. We sat, walked, enjoyed tea and snacks and shared our gratitude for each other in words, song, poetry and bringing our mindful energy to the group...many thanks to Harry Grimnitz for capturing this beautiful photo!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Follow this link to a listing of Maine sangha's in the Plum Village tradition and upcoming events

 ~Join Lynn Deeves and Jen Deraspe as they collaborate joyfully and mindfully in offering a Solstice celebration and sauna ceremony at "Nurture through  Nature" in Denmark, Maine on 12.21.19. See flyer below for details/FMI.

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...

Friday-Sunday September 27-29, 2019

"Cultivating Balance: Opening Our Hearts to the World as It Is"

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

Suggested Donation to NTN for the weekend: $100 per person. 

We will bring our own food. Rustic accomodations, composting toilets, yurts, cabins, tenting available. Dana (donations) will be collected for our teacher who will be traveling from Long Island, NY.

The weekend may include: sitting, walking and eating meditation, dharma talks, dyads and dharma sharing groups, guided deep relaxation, an evening bonfire with offerings of: music, poetry, skits, readings, etc.

Registration is now open: 

Save the Date: New England Retreat October 24-27, 2019


For a listing of other Maine sangha's in Maine and sangha-related, future events,

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