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

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.