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
Hendrix College hosts Tibetan Buddhism Event Series November 4-9
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
Movie Night and Potluck - Saturday, September 13th and Saturday, October 25th
Hendrix College hosts Tibetan Buddhism Event Series
Hendrix College will host several events From Tuesday, November 4th to Sunday, November 9th.
EBS is part of the Medicine Buddha Blessing-Empowerment
held on Saturday November 8th from 2 to 4 pm.
See the Hendrix website for details and the full schedule!
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 email@example.com
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
firstname.lastname@example.org and Katie Fabac at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can send you the
reading list and other handouts before the first class.
Movie Night and Potluck
Saturday, September 13th "When the Iron Bird Flies"
Saturday, October 25th "Bones of the Buddha"
Come see the movie and enjoy an evening of food and fun.
6:30 p.m. - Pot Luck. Bring some vegetarian food you would like to share.
7:00 p.m. - Screening of the movie. ( Bones is 1 hour, Iron Bird is 96 minutes.)
When the Iron Bird Flies - About 1200 years ago, a Tibetan Buddhist master predicted that their people would be scattered like ants
across the face of the earth, "when the iron bird flies and horses run on wheels."
Fifty years after the Chinese occupation of Tibet in 1959, it seems that this prophecy has come true.
This colorful documentary traces how the rich, ancient traditions of Tibetan Buddhism have been propelled
into the modern world and disseminated so widely that now the teachings are found in every corner of the earth.
Some of our own teachers are featured in the film, including Anam Thubten and Chogyam Trungpa.
Bones of the Buddha - A 2013 television documentary produced by Icon Films and is part of the PBS series, Secrets of the Dead.
Writer and host Charles Allen investigates the Piprahwa Stupa, a large Buddhist stupa, which is argued
to be one of the eight resting places of the Buddha’s ashes. Through investigations with historians, archeologists, linguists, and family members, the search for the truth behind
this extraordinary find is both interesting and exciting. Also learn about the importance of the Buddha’s ashes
in the history of Buddhism in Asia.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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The Latest Newsletter
Click here to check out our most recent newsletter for September 2014.
Ecumenical Buddhist Educational Center
Click here to visit the (still under development) website for the Ecumenical Buddhist Educational Center (EBEC).
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