How To Teach Meditation Class

This 3 session course intended for people who teach meditation, want to learn to teach it, or wish to deepen their understanding of basic practices of sitting and walking meditation, gathas (short poems) and malas (prayer beads). We will review fundamental instructions from the Buddhist tradition, learn how to teach empathetically and creatively, and share experiences about teaching in different settings (one-on-one, retreats, prison work). Paul Brodwin and Jeanne Lowry will lead the class. The dates are May 19th, and 26th and June 2nd. The time will be 6:30pm to 8:30pm and the location will be the Park Place Center. The cost is $20.

Meditation Retreat In The Prairie August 28-30, 2015

Meditation Retreat in the Prairie


August 28 -30, 2015

Starting at 6:00 PM on Friday evening, ending 12:00 noon on Sunday.


Vance Baker’s place 4.5 miles from Ferryville Wisconsin on county road C. Located in SW Wisconsin, 35 miles north of Prairie du Chein, 12 miles west of Soldiers Grove. This is a beautiful prairie restoration, a work of boundless energy and love, surrounded by mature forests. There is abundant camping on land. For other lodging possibilities, contact Jeanne or Vance. If you plan to stay off the land please make reservations early as the lodging fills quickly as summer approaches. Vegetarian Meals are brought to share by participants, and rota (meal preparation and cleanup) is shared by all participants.


Title: Bodhichitta and the Path of Awareness

This retreat will feature sitting and walking meditation, sharing in small groups, and discussion of passages from a classic book, The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva.  This book teaches how to cultivate “bodhichitta”: the heartfelt yearning to free oneself from the pain of ignorance and habitual patterns in order to help others do the same.    By reflecting on Shantideva’s verses, and enjoying long periods of meditation, we can refresh our understanding of pain, ignorance and compassion as touchstones on the Buddhist path.


The retreat begins with dinner on Friday and ends after lunch on Sunday. From breakfast on Saturday until lunch on Sunday, let us maintain noble silence.  Please bring your own meditation cushions and, to protect them from the dew, a waterproof ground-covering.    

Retreat Leader:

Paul Brodwin will be the teacher. Paul is a longtime practitioner and skilled teacher with the Mindfulness Community of Milwaukee, a Buddhist sangha in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.

This is the fifth annual summer retreat, sponsored by the Buddhist study group (Gathering Waters Sangha) at the First Unitarian Society.


Contact Jeanne Lowry to register and for more information. Jeanne will coordinate meals. No cost, but a Dana offering will be appreciated., 414-659-0867. for Vance Baker, (608) 734-3809

New Years Day Gathering

The Buddhist Peace Fellowship

Milwaukee Chapter


New Year’s Day Peace Gathering

January 1, 2015

10:00 am to Noon

Hosted by Dharma Ocean Sangha

Marian Center for Nonprofits

3211 South Lake Drive

Room 316

Milwaukee 53235

Please join the Greater Milwaukee Buddhist Community for this annual gathering to celebrate peace. The morning consists of silent sitting meditation, learning about Dharma Ocean Sangha, readings about peace, and a potluck.

If you’d like to, bring a reading on peace to share and/or a dish to pass. We will be collecting socks for the men at the Guest House.

Special Meditation For Thich Nhat Hahn

Special Meditation For Thich Nhat Hahn

Thursday, November 13th at 7pm

Milwaukee Mindfulness Center-South

3211 South Lake Drive, Room 316

Milwaukee WI

Good Day To All,

In accordance with an excellent suggestion from Cornelia we will be doing a special meditation for Thay this evening at the Marian Center.

As many of you know Thay is in the hospital after having suffered a brain hemorrhage. It has been suggested that we gather together and do a special meditation and reading for his support and recovery. Thank you for the wonderful idea Cornelia.

And so, this evening at the Marian Center Thursday Night Sangha we will be offering a special meditation to support our beloved teacher. All are welcome. We will be starting at 7pm and will have a special meditation session and a reading picked out by Cornelia.

Please feel free to forward this announcement and we hope you can attend. If you have questions about where we are or how to find us, just let me know.

Again, we will be meeting at the Milwaukee Mindfulness Center-South, 3211 South Lake Dr. Room 316 at 7pm tonight, 11/13. There is plenty of parking in the south lot and the entrance is in the southwest corner of the building (look for the sign next to the door).

Doors Open Milwaukee

Milwaukee Mindfulness Center South


Doors Open Milwaukee

This weekend, Sept. 20th & 21st, is “Doors Open Milwaukee”. Lots of places in the area open for tours. This year the Marian Center For Non-Profits (the old St. Mary’s Academy and even older than that a convent for the Nuns of St. Francis) and specifically the Milwaukee Mindfulness Center – South (room 316) is participating. Come see this wonderful building and stop by to visit. Here’s a link:

Morning Meditation At The South Side Mindfulness Center In Milwaukee

Milwaukee Mindfulness Center-South is starting an early morning meditation opportunity.

Starting Monday, September 15th, the Marian Center room will be open for early morning meditation from 7am to 8am, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Please feel free to drop in and join us.

We’re at 3211 South Lake Drive, room 316. Parking is available in the south parking lot (behind the St. Francis sign on Lake Drive). Enter at the southwest door and there are stairs or elevator to the 3rd floor. Follow the signs to room 316.


This Group is no longer meeting…Sorry for any inconvenience

Day Of Mindfulness 9/27/2014

Join Us For A Day Of Mindfulness Honoring The

Monks And Nuns Of

Blue Cliff Monastery

Join us on Saturday, September 27th 2014 in a Day of Mindfulness Featuring the Monks and Nuns of Blue Cliff Monastery

We will be gathering in the Troubadour Room of the

Marian Center for Non Profits,

3221 S. Lake Drive, St. Francis, Wisconsin

Saturday, Sept. 27th 2014 from 9am to 4pm

Lunch is provided, please bring your own cushions, chairs are available

There is no preregistration required, but we would appreciate letting us know if you are coming so we can have a head count for lunch; $20 donation is suggested but not required.

Please respond to Mindfulness Community of Milwaukee, 414-962-8678 or

All proceeds will go to the Thich Nhat Hahn Foundation


For a printable copy of this notice, please click here.