Welcome To EBSLR.org
The purpose of the
Ecumenical Buddhist Society is to provide a place where anyone
can meditate with others on a daily or weekly basis, to bring Buddhist
teachers, retreats, classes, and social events to the Little Rock area
and to help provide ways to explore different branches and practices of
Buddhist philosophy. (about EBS)
Events & News
EBS Holiday Party December 13th!
Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's Health
Art Event on Capital Punishment
New Silent Sitting Practice - Mondays at 11:30 am
New Practice Group! Shamatha and Tonglen, Monday's at 6:00
Heart of Things Wisdom and Compassion Series Starting Monday October 13
EBS Holiday Party
Celebrating the First Anniversary in Our New Home!
Saturday, December 13 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Everyone is cordially invited!
We’re having a party!
Come celebrate with us at our Anniversary!
Holiday Food Drive and Supplies Drive!
Bring vegetarian dishes and desserts to share with the group!
EBS has some of the best vegetarian cooks! Everyone who comes to the movie nights can vouch for this. Even if the dish
is a simple one, come share and let’s celebrate! If you have any questions, please contact
Charlotte Besch at email@example.com.
Thanks to all who have made our frst year in our new building such a success! Let’s have another great year in 2015!
EBS Food Drive
During the Holiday Party please bring a canned and boxed
food to give to community groups to give to families in need.
EBS Supply Drive -- Bring some supplies for the coming year for EBS!
• Plastic plates, bowls, and cups
• Plastic tablecloths
• Dish soap and hand soap
• Multipurpose cleaner and sponges
• Tall trash bags
• Swifter dusting cloths
• Paper towels and facial tissue
• Toilet tissue
• Foil and plastic wrap
• Storage bags of various sizes
• Set of wooden TV trays
Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's Health
The River Valley Sangha's teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, is in poor health. Updates are available at the
Plum Village website.. An update for November 22nd is here.
Other sites for information are langmai.org, villagedespruniers.org, and www.facebook.com/thichnhathanh.
Art Event on Capital Punishment
Who Lives—Who Dies—Who Decides:
The Art Event on Capitol Punishment
Nov. 5 through Dec. 31
Click Here To View Flyer
Who Decides, Inc. educates the world at large about the history and news of the death penalty in America “by exhibiting various mediums of art” to the general public surrounding capital punishment.
An art event is planned for the Little Rock area from November 5 through the end of the year. Works by Kenneth Reams and Isabelle Watson will be shown. This display of art is meant to inspire, evoke, education, and bring about change.
For more information, please contact www.whodecidesinc.org.
Location: 3rd Floor Gallery, Cox Creative Center, 120 River Market Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72201
Dates: November 5 through December 31
Times: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
New Silent Sitting Practice on Mondays at 11:30 am
There is a new Silent Sitting practice for EBS, each Monday at 11:30 am to noon in the main meditation hall.
It is led by Mick Wiggins firstname.lastname@example.org
There is still a Silent Sitting on Monday night at 6:00 pm, so that's two, count 'em, two Silent Sittings on Monday.
Also, don't forget Shamatha and Tonglen Practice, also at 6:00 pm
New Monday Night Group - Shamatha and Tonglen
A new practice group has started at EBS.
Shamatha (calm abiding) and Tonglen (giving and receiving) are the focus of this practice, which will meet from 6:00-7:00 pm
on Monday nights. Texts and teachings from the Tibetan Nyingma lineage under the guidance of
Khentrul Lodro Thaye Rinpoche will be used. For more information on this practice, please contact Karen Wisdom at
email@example.com and Katie Fabac at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heart of Things:
An Introduction to Buddhist Practices for Awakening
Our Natural Wisdom and Compassion
The Buddha teaches that we can use our everyday life experiences as material for spiritual growth.
You don’t have to go to a monastery to become a spiritual person, or to be a Buddhist.
Pema Chodron is perhaps the leading modern proponent of this approach,
and in her books and recordings Pema offers a wide range of options for on-the-spot,
practical techniques for working with your heart and mind.
In this class, we will use Pema’s book, Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living,
and also listen to some teachings and guided meditations from Pema. This class will be led
by Cheryl Woodard who is a long-time student of Chogyam Trungpa and Pema Chodron.
This discussion class will meet over a 6-week period. Everyone is welcome, beginners and experts alike.
Although class is free, we suggest a donation to EBS of $45 to $60.
The book, Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living, will be on sale in our bookstore.
Classes will start on:
• Monday, October 13, from 7-8:30 p.m.
The class will continue on Mondays:
• October 20,
• October 27
• November 10,
• November 17
• November 24.
Please register in advance by email to email@example.com so that we can send you the
reading list and other handouts before the first class.
Join the Discussion on Facebook
EBS has a lively discussion of Buddhist practice, books, and events on Facebook.
• See our link at www.facebook.com/groups/ebslr
New Time for EBS Board Meetings
The meeting times for the monthly meetings for the EBS Board of Directors will be on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00pm.
If you have any questions, please contact Doug Holmes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introduction to Buddhism
The class takes place on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at EBS Center.
This is an excellent starting place for people with little or no knowledge about
Buddhism. One of our members will present some history of Buddhism and talk about the different traditions of
practice. Meditation technique is also covered. These sessions are very informal
and questions are welcomed.
If you plan to attend, kindly please let us know by sending an email to email@example.com
and be sure to include the number of attendees. Advanced registration is requested, but not required. We look forward to having you!
• Monday, August 4th
• Monday, September 1st
• Monday, October 6th
• Monday, November 3rd
• Monday, December 1st
We are now accepting pledges and donations online through our donation page.
If you would like to make a one time donation or even setup monthly donations to
EBS using your credit card, PayPal account or bank account you can now do that
through our website.
EBS Support and Mailing List Information
Please help support the Ecumenical Buddhist Society and stay in touch with EBS.
Keep your information current with the above form.
The Latest Newsletter
Click here to check out our most recent newsletter for November 2014.
Ecumenical Buddhist Educational Center
Click here to visit the (still under development) website for the Ecumenical Buddhist Educational Center (EBEC).
PLEASE NOTE: If you are signed up for the EBS email announcements and have not received them, this is most likely caused by some form of email "Spam" filtering. We have had a number of "failed" deliveries. If you have this sent to you at your business email, it will need to be dealt with through them. If through a personal address, it is probably done through your ISP. You may also need to re-send me your address. Emails which have failed repeatedly have been removed from the list.
- Thank you, EBS
Loving Kindness Request
If you would like prayers offered for a loved one or to make request for assistance in times of need, please click the link "Loving Kindness Request" above to send an email. Give us a few details about your situation and someone will contact you.