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Little Rock, AR



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The Ecumenical Buddhist Society of Little Rock is a non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible.

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

Recent Topics:

Sunday March 1st Vajrayana practice is canceled

EBS Financial Support - We Need Your Help!

Geshe Thupten Dorjee Public Talk March 6th 6:00 pm at Christ Episcopal Church

March Half-Day Sit - Saturday March 7th Noon to 3:00 pm

Petit Jean Retreat April 15-19 with Therese Fitzgerald

Day of Mindfulness - Saturday, June 6th

2015 EBS Board of Directors

New Silent Sitting Practices every weekday at 11:30 am!

New Practice Group! Shamatha and Tonglen, Monday's at 6:00

November Newsletter

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's Health

Sunday March 1st Vajrayana practice is canceled

Due to the marathon, Sunday 3/1 Vajrayana practice is canceled. See you next time!

We Need Your Help!

Lotus and Hand

Recurring monthly pledges provide us the basis for effectively managing our finances at EBS. A core group of people give $50 every month, on average, by way of recurring payments through Paypal, credit card, Bill Pay or by check. Some of these “Sustainers" give as little as $10 per month, and some give significantly more. Any pledge amount is welcome.

We recently lost some of sustaining donors when people moved out of the area, or their life circumstances significantly changed. The loss of these supporters is meaningful to EBS, and now we need your help. If you are not already making a regular donation to EBS, please consider what you can do. Our current goal is find a dozen new sustaining donors.

Please follow this link to our new donations page and make your own pledge to helping support the Buddha’s teachings here in Arkansas.

Thank you!

Geshe Thupten Dorjee Public Talk
March 6th 6:00 pm
Parke Hall, Christ Episcopal Church

509 Scott St., Little Rock

Geshe Thupten Dorjee Rinpoche will discuss the importance of compassion and introduce some compassion cultivation techniques of the Tibetan tradition.

Click Here for Flyer with all the Details

March Half-Day Sit
Saturday March 7th from Noon to 3:00 pm

Need to deepen your meditation practice?

There will be a half day session (3 hours) of sitting and walking meditation practice held at EBS on Saturday, March 7th from Noon till 3:00 pm. There is no cost, and there will be set 10 minute breaks before each hour (at 12:50 and 1:50) to allow people to join later or leave earlier if they have other commitments. Each hour will consist of 40 minutes of sitting meditation and 10 minutes of walking meditation. At 4:00, after the formal sit is over, we will have tea and an informal Dharma chat on topics of interest to the group.

Awareness Now
Petit Jean Retreat April 15-19
with Therese Fitzgerald

The Far Flung Sanga is hosting a retreat titled "Awareness Now" April 15-19 with Therese Fitzgerald.

Click Here for the flyer with all the details!

2015 Day of Mindfulness
Saturday June 6th

Mark your calendars now for the 2015 Day of Mindfulness. The monks and nuns from Magnolia Grove will be back in Little Rock at EBS for a Friday night and Saturday program. Stay tuned for details!

2015 EBS Board of Directors

At the January Annual EBS Society meeting (an excellent gathering that had plenty of good food and fellowship!), three new members, Andrea Bevernitz, John Matlock, and Mick Wiggins were elected to the board.

The members of the 2015 EBS Board of Directors are:

• Doug Holmes, President
email: doug.holmes.42@gmail.com

• Charlotte Besch, Vice President
email: cabesch@midsouth.ualr.edu

• Cheryl Woodard, Treasurer
email: cheryl@publishingbiz.com

• Melissa Gill, Secretary
email: meegill@gmail.com

• Doug Barton
email: douglaskbarton@gmail.com

• Andrea Bevernitz

• Lisa Kessler

• John Matlock

• Mick Wiggins

• Karen Wisdom

New Silent Sitting Practices every weekday at 11:30 am!

There is now a Silent Sitting practice every weekday from 11:30 to noon in the main meditation hall. It is led by Mick Wiggins mick@mickwiggins.com

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 yeshewisdom@gmail.com and Katie Fabac at kfabac@gmail.com.

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's Health

The River Valley Sangha's teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, has had a stroke. Updates are available at the Plum Village website.. Other sites for information are langmai.org, villagedespruniers.org, and www.facebook.com/thichnhathanh.

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 6:00pm.

If you have any questions, please contact Doug Holmes at doug.holmes.42@gmail.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 ebs@aristotle.net and be sure to include the number of attendees. Advanced registration is requested, but not required. We look forward to having you!

Upcoming dates:
• Monday, January 5th
• Monday, February 2nd
• Monday, March 2nd
• Monday, April 6th
• Monday, May 4th

Donate Online

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.

Older Newsletters:

September 2014

March 2014

January 2014

August 2013

March 2013

January 2013

October 2012

August 2012

July 2012

Older Newsletters

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.