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
DAY OF MINDFULNESS 2013
For the first time in Little Rock, the monastics of Magnolia Grove Monastery will lead a Day of Mindfulness in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. You are invited to participate in a full day of meditation, Dharma talks and spiritual reflection. The retreat will expand understanding of Engaged Buddhism, through which we can create a world of compassion.
Thich Nhat Hanh is an internationally renowned teacher of Zen Buddhism, prolific writer and peace activitist. An exile from Vietnam, Thich Nhat Hanh established Plum Village Monastery in France in 1982. Following that, he established Deer Park Monastery in California, Blue Cliff Monastery in New York, and most recently Magnolia Grove Monastery in Batesville, Mississippi. Through these meditation centers, as well as his international retreats and writings, he has taught the Dharma and promoted peace through Engaged Buddhism.
All activities are held at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
12415 Cantrell Road (Highway 10) | Little Rock, AR 72223
Public Presentation: Engaged Buddhism
Friday, May 10, 7:00 p.m.
Open to the public.
Suggested donation: $10 to $15 payable at the door
Day of Mindfulness 2013: Engaged in the Present Moment
Saturday, May 11, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Registration Fee: $50 | Includes vegan lunch
Space limited |Register in advance using this form.
Scholarships available. Tom Neale 501.664.6052
Mindfulness Retreat with Cheryl Woodard
“Following in Buddha’s Footsteps,” a mindfulness retreat sponsored by the Far Flung Sangha and led by Cheryl Woodard from Little Rock, is planned for April 17-21 at Camp Mitchell on Petit Jean Mountain. For more info email Jan VanSchuyver, Retreat Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Thich Nhat Hanh coming to US
Thich Nhat Hanh will lead at the Magnolia Grove Monastery, Sept. 24-29, 2013. The name of the retreat is “Healing Yourself is Healing the World”. At the retreat Thich Nhat Hanh led two years ago at Magnolia Grove, 1,000 people attended. Registration is now open. Here is the link that describes the event:
2013 EBS Board of Directors
The 2013 EBS Board of Directors are:
• Doug Holmes, President
• Sharon Ditter, Vice President
• June Stewart, Secretary
• Eileen Oldag, Treasurer
• Doug Barton
• Phebe Duff
• Jake Jackson
• Karen Lamoreaux
• Jason Stracner
• Cheryl Woodard
EBS Coat Drive
Through the winter, EBS will have a coat drive. Please bring any extra coats you may have (adult and children) to the center. There will be a box in the main meditation hall. They will be distributed to the homeless shelter in our area. For more information, contact Robin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buddhark: New Buddhist Website
A new website has launched called Buddhark, which is a contact page for an assembly of Buddhist practitioners in the region of Northwest Arkansas including Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers and Bentonville, and parts of both Missouri and Oklahoma. EBS is a part of this webpage. With the influx of many Buddhist teachers into the state and surrounding region, this webpage is a good resource for teachings, meditation classes, retreats, and activities going on around the state. The webpage is: buddhark.com
EBS Kids is on the SECOND Sunday of the month at 4 p.m.
The programs consist of a story, meditation time, and an activity. Kids from 3-10 are welcome. Contact Karen Lamoreaux at email@example.com. Follow the program on Facebook at EBS Kids.
• No meeting in January
• Wednesday, February 10th
• Sunday, March 10th
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
White Hall/Pine Bluff Meditation Group
For those of you in the White Hall/Pine Bluff area, Jim Harmon is interested in starting a local group to meditate and discuss Buddhism teachings. If you are interested, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at home at (870) 879-6783 or his cell at (870) 692-5923.
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 Sharon Ditter at email@example.com.
EBS IS 20 YEARS OLD!
Can you believe that the Ecumenical Buddhist Society of Little Rock is 20 years old? Yes, it is true. If you have pictures and/or stories to tell of the early days, please contact Charlotte Besch at
(501) 664-1167 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Events and celebrations will be announced in the near future. Let’s celebrate!
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, February 4
• Monday, March 4
• Monday, April 1
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 March 2013.
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.