Eclectic / Mindful Heart Meditation

day & Time: every Wednesday; 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Classroom C

Description: Seeking ways to integrate mindfulness into each moment of our lives, we practice sitting and walking meditation in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, and have short talks and discussions on mindfulness based teachings by Thich Nhat Hanh, Pema Chodron, and others.  No experience is necessary.  All are welcome! 

More information: Joe Goodding

Phone Joe at  816-830-7746

Younge Drodul Ling, Tibetan Buddhism

Day & Time: :  Every Sunday, 12:00PM-1:30PM  & 1:30PM - 3:00PM
Where:  Classroom C - Unity Temple on the Plaza
Description:  Starts with a "20 minute sit" followed by discussion of Buddhist topics.  Rime Shedrub Ling-Kansas City is a non-sectarian and non-political center of traditional Vajrayana Buddhism, studying the great masters of all Tibetan lineages-Nyingma, Kagyu, Sakya and Gelug-under the spiritual direction of Younge Khachab Rinpoche.

Thich Nhat Hanh / Heartland Community of Mindful Living

Day & Time: Mondays, 7:15pm-9:00pm

Location: Classroom C, located at Unity Temple on the Plaza

Facilitators: David or Bethany Klug

Description: The focus is on practicing mindfulness in our everyday lives. Based on the teachings of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. 

For a sample of lessons, click here

Phone: 816-523-0576



Korean Zen

Meets Each Tuesday

Location: Classroom C - Unity Temple on the Plaza

Curious about Zen? 
  • 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month, after a short practice one of our Zen masters gives a short talk followed by questions.
  • Want  to practice Zen with us? We do chanting and sitting meditation practice every Tuesday 7 to 8 p.m.
  • Want an interview with a Zen master? The third Tuesday of every month one of our Zen masters gives interviews during practice, from 7 to 8 p.m.

Our teachers are Zen Master Bon Hae (Judy Roitman) and Zen Master Hae Kwang (Stan Lombardo). 

We’re affiliated with the Kansas Zen Center in Lawrence, KS, part of the world-wide Kwan Um School of Zen,

You can e-mail us at, or call our TBC organizer, Charlie Vitale, at 816-679-0046.

Mindfulness/Vipassana/Insight Meditation

Day & Time: Thursdays, 7:30pm-9:00pm

Location: Myrtle Fillmore Chapel, located at Unity Temple on the Plaza

Facilitators: Marnie Hammer and Bill & Cheryl Bunn

Description: Theravadan tradition, peer-led group with a simple focus on bringing the practice into daily living. 30 minute sit followed by a reading of buddhist literature and discussion

Phone: 816-523-5061 (Marnie Hammer or John Flaherty) or

Cost: Donations accepted for Unity for room

As spiritual friends, the Heart of America Sangha members support each other in bringing the skills of meditation into daily life with the goal of increasing wisdom and compassion.   We meditate for thirty minutes then discuss our practice in relation to a relevant topic.  Beginning meditation instruction is available at each meeting.  We follow the Theravada tradition, the oldest of the still-existing schools of Buddhism.  One need not be a Buddhist or hold any particular beliefs to benefit from the practice.      

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