How To Teach Meditation Class

A special short course intended for people who currently teach basic “mindfulness of breath” to others. We will review classic and contemporary instructions from the Buddhist tradition, discuss how to balance empathy and technical guidance in working with learners, and share experiences about teaching in different settings (one-on-one, retreats, prison work), etc. No charge, but donations accepted. A sourcebook of published meditation instructions will be provided.

Taught by Paul Brodwin and Jeane Lowry at the East side center,  1922 E. Park Place.

Dates: Tuesday evenings, May 27th, June 3 and June 10, 2014. Time 6:30-8:30 pm.

For more information, contact .

New Meditation Instruction Schedule

Free meditation instruction and an introduction to the Center is now being offered on the 2nd Sundays of January, April, July, and October, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm at the East Side Center, 1922 E. Park Place, Milwaukee, WI.


Free meditation instruction and an introduction to the Center is offered at 6 pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month at the South Side Center, located at the Marian Center, room 316, 3211 South Lake Dr., St. Francis, WI.

All are welcome to attend any of these classes.

New Class In April

MINDFULNESS IN EVERYDAY LIFE Spring 2014 The Intra-vaganza led by Paul Norton, M.D. Order of Interbeing

11 Wednesdays 6:30 to 8:30 pm or Saturdays 9:30 to 11:30 am

Milwaukee Mindfulness Center – South at The Marian Center  (Room 316)

3211 South Lake Drive, St. Francis, WI

April 12/16  Beginning Mindfulness Practice

April 19/23  Sitting and Walking Meditation

April 30/May 3  Mindfulness of Body (gap in Saturday class)

May 7/10  Mindfulness of Feelings

May 14/17  Mindfulness of Thought

May 21/24  Mindfulness of the World

May 28/31  Four Noble Truths June 4/7  Lovingkindness

June 11/14  Compassion

June 18/21  Sympathetic Joy June 25/28 Equanimity / Graduation

$200 for entire course   $25 for any individual week ($350 for couples) Includes reading materials and 2 CDs of guided meditation

To register:    Email or Phone 414-962-8678 or Mail to Mindfulness Center 1922 East Park Place, Milwaukee 53211

$200 for entire course   $25 for any individual week Includes reading materials and 2 CDs of guided meditation

To register:    Email or Phone 414-962-8678 or Mail to Mindfulness Center 1922 East Park Place, Milwaukee 53211

All proceeds go to the  Mindfulness Community of Milwaukee

Free Instruction

Happy New Year to all.

Just a quick reminder that we offer meditation instruction for newcomers a few times a month…  here are the dates and times.  For in depth training, we recommend our full Mindfulness class.


The Mindfulness Meditation Center offers free meditation instruction and orientation on the following days and times each month. All are welcome  to attend any of our regular meditation sessions at any time.  For those that wish to receive some basic instruction about meditation this is a nice way to learn.


1st Wednesday 6:00 PM – Prior to Regular Meditation at 7 PM.  East Side Location

2nd Sunday at 9:15 AM – Prior to Regular Meditation at 10 AM – Community Orientation and free instruction – East Side location


3rd Thursday 6:00 PM – Prior to Regular Meditation at 7 PM.  Marion Center – South Side Location. 

New Sangha in Mequon offers Monday Meditation

There is a new Thich Nhat Hanh sangha in our community.

It will be meeting in Mequon at the Unitarian Church North, 13800 North Port Washington Road, on
Mondays, 7 to 830, starting next week, July 8, 2013.

They are called the Dancing River Meditation Group. Their contact person is Pam
Parins-Fisher (

We welcome our new friends and support them wholeheartedly. Please support the wonderful efforts to bring sangha to the northern
part of our area.

Library Lending Resources List

We are pleased to publish our list of available for books at the center. Please enjoy the use of this lending library. And help us keep the books organized by returning them to their appropriate places on the shelves. Simply sign out a book and return it when you are finished reading it.

Books are arranged with Thich Nhat Hanh’s collection listed first. All others are listed alphabetically by title.

Thich Nhat Hanh:

            A Joyful Path


            Answers from the Heart

Breathe, You Are Alive!

          Call Me By My True Names

            Calming the Fearful Mind

Creating True Peace

For a Future to be Possible. – 2copies

            Friends on the Path


            Hermitage Among the Clouds

            Living Buddha, Living Christ

Mindful Moments

            Old Path, White Clouds Poems

            Our Appointment with Life:

Peace is Every Step

Peace is Every Breath

Present Moment, Wonderful Moment

            Stepping Into Freedom

            Taming the Tiger Within

            Teachings on Love

            The Art of Power

            The Dragon Prince

            The Energy of Prayer – 2copies

The Heart of the Buddha’s Teachings

            The Heart of Understanding

The Miracle of Mindfulness – 2copies                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

The Moon Bamboo

            The World We Have

            Thundering Silence

            Transformation & Healing

            Writings of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama

Advice From a Spiritual Friend, Geshe Rabten & Geshe Dahrgyey

Advice on Living & Dying a Better Life, Dalai Lama

A Flower Does Not Talk, Abbot Zenkei Shibayame

A Mindful Way, Jeanie Seward-Magee

An Open Heart, the Dalai Lama

A Path With Heart, Jack Kornfield – 2copies

A Primer of Soto Zen, Reiko Masunaga

A Simple Monk, ed., Tom Morgan

Appreciate Your Life, Taizen Maezumi Roshi

At Hell’s Gate, Claude Anshin Thomas

Awakening the Buddha Within, Lama Surya Das

Awakening the Buddhist Heart, Lama Surya Das

Awakening the Mind of Enlightenment, Geshe Namgyal Wangchen

Bankei Zen, Peter Haskel & Yashito Hakeda


Bearing Witness, Bernie Glassman

Beginning Mindfulness, Andrew Weiss – 2copies

Buddha, Karen Armstrong

Buddha and Buddhism, Maurice Percheron

Buddha’s Nature, Wes Nisker

Buddha’s Warriors, Mickel Durham

Buddhism is Not What You Think, Steve Hagen

Buddhism Plain & Simple, Steve Hagen

Buddhist Women Across Cultures, ed., Karma Lekshe Tsomo

Buddhist Women on the Edge, ed., Marianne Dresser

Cave in the Snow, Vicki Mackensie

Change of Heart, ed., Lama Shenpen Drolma

Crazy Wisdom, Chogyam Trungpa

Dharma Family Treasures, ed., Sandy Eastowak

Dharma Gaia, ed. Allan Hunt                                                                                        

Emotional Alchemy, Tara Brach

Engaged Buddhist Reader, ed., Arnold Kottler

Essence of the Heart Sutra, Translated & edited by Geshe Thupten Jenpa

Ethics for the New Millenium, Dalai Lama

Everyday Blessing, Myla & Jon Kabat-Zinn

Everyday Suchness, Gyomay Kubose

Everyday Zen, Charlotte Joko Beck

Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience, Sharon Salzberg

From the Zen Kitchen to Enlightenment, Dogen & Uchijama

Full Catastrophe Living, Jon Kabat-Zinn, 2X

Guided Meditations, Jack Kornfield (CD set filed with other audio/video recordings in bottom  section)

Heal Thyself, Saki Santorelli

How the Swans Came to the Lake: A Narrative History of Buddhism in America,

Rick Fields

How to See Yourself as You Really Are, the Dalai Lama

How To Practice, the Dalai Lama

In Buddha’s Kitchen, Kimberley Snow

Introducing Buddha, Jane Hope & Borin Van Loon

It’s Easier Than You Think, Sylvia Boorstein

Kensho, The Heart of Zen, Thomas Cleary

Kindness, Sarah Conover

Kundun, Mary Craig

Kukai: Major Works,  Yoshito S. Hakeda

Learning True Love, Chan Khong

Letting Go of The Person You Used To Be, Lama Surya Das

Living the Mindful Life, Charles Tart

Long Quiet Highway, Natalie Goldberg

Lust for Enlightenment: Buddhism and Sex, John Stevens

Making Friends with Death, Judith L. Lief

Meditation for Wimps, Miriam Austin

Meeting of Minds: Dialogue on Tibetan & Chinese Buddhism, Dalai Lama &

Venerable Chan Master Sheng-Yen

Mindfulness in the Marketplace, Editor, Allan H. Badiner

Miraculous Living, Rabbi Shoni Labowitz

Mother of the Buddhas, Lex Hixon

Nothing Special Living Zen, Charlotte Zoko Beck

No Time To Lose, Pema Chodrun

Opening the Inner Gates, ed., Ed Hoffman

Ordinary Magic, ed., John Welwood

Pay Attention for Goodness Sake, Sylvia Boorstein

Prince Siddhartha, Jonathon Landaw & Janet Brooke

Questions of Heaven, Gretel Ehrlich

Questions to a Zen Master, Taisen Deshimary

Radical Acceptance, Tara Brach

Salt Water Buddha, Jiamal Ygis

Sangha Building, Jack Lawlor

Seeking the Heart of Wisdom: The Path of Insight Meditation, eds., Joseph Goldstein & Jack      Kornfield

Shambala, Chogyam Trungpa

Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse

Start Where You Are, Pema Chodrun

Taming the Mind, Chogyam Trungpa

Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu (oversized book)

That’s Funny, You Don’t Look Buddhist, Sylvia Boorstein

The Accidental Buddhist, Dinty W. Moore

The Art of Living, eds., Vipassura & William Hart

The Art of Happiness, the Dalai Lama with Howard Cutler

The Awakening of Zen, Daisetz Susuki

The Buddha, PBS (Public Broadcasting System), video recording

The Buddha in the Robot, Masahiro Mari

The Buddhist Experience: Sources and Interpretations, Stephen Beyer

The Dalai Lama’s Little Book of Inner Peace, Dalai Lama

The Essential Crazy Wisdom, Wes Nisker

The Flower Ornament Sculpture, Thomas Cleary

The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way, Jay L. Garfield, translator

The Heart of Buddha, Chogyam Trungpa

The Hungry Tigress, Rafe Martin

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Buddhist Wisdom, Gill Farrer-Halls (oversized book section)

The Joy of Living & Dying in Peace, Dalai Lama

The Joy of Living, Yongey Mingsyur Rinpoche

The Myth of Freedom, Chogyam Trungpa

The Open Road, Pico Iyer

The  Path to Tranquility, the Dalai Lama

The Three Levels of Spiritual Perception, Deshun Rinpoche

The Tibetan Book of the Dead, Robert Thurman, translator

The Way of Non-Attachment, Dhiravamsa

The Wings of Awakening, Thanissaro Bhikkhu

The Wisdom of  the Buddha, Jean Boisselier

The Wish-Fulfilling Jewel, Dilgo Khyntse

The World of Buddhism, eds., Bechert & Gombrich (oversized book)

The Words of My Perfect Teacher, Patrul Rinpoche

The Work of this Moment, Toni Packer

The Zen of Listening, Rebecca Shafir

Total Relaxation, Sister Chan Khong (CD set filed with other audio/video recordings in bottom  shelf)

Training the Mind, Chogyam Trungpa

Twenty Jataka Tales, Noor Inayat Khan

Two Zen Classics, Katsuki Sekida, translator

Walking Meditations, Nguyen Anh-Huong and Thich Nhat Hanh (DVD and CD set; plus folder with several CD copies.

What Book?, ed., Gary Yach

What the Buddha Never Taught, Tim Ward Gates

When Things Fall Apart, Pema Chodrun

Wherever You Go, There You Are, Jon Kabat-Zinn

Wild Chickens and Petty Tyrants, Arnie Kozak

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers, R. Sapolsky

Zen and the Art of Making a Living, Laurence G. Boldt

Zen and the Sutras, Albert Low

Zen Essence, ed. Thomas Cleary

Zen Flesh, Zen Bones, compiled by Paul Reps

Zen for Americans, Soyen Shaky

Zen Lessons: Art of Leadership, Thomas Cleary, translator

Zen Seeds, Shundo Aoyama

Zen Seeing, Zen Drawing, Frederick Franck