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
No Intro To Buddhism class in December
Practice Schedule for the last week of November
EBS Now Has a PO Box
Community Meditation Practice 1st and 3rd Wednesdays
Writing Meditation 3rd Monday of each Month
No Intro to Buddhism class in December
Due to our move, there will not be an Intro to Buddhism class on Monday, December 7th. Intro classes will resume next year.
Stay tuned for when the new space will be ready for groups to meet.
Some practice groups will meet at our current 2nd street location for one more week,
see the schedule below.
Practice Schedule for the last week of November
Meditation cushions and chairs have been left behind at the 1015 2nd street location the week of November 24th so that the practice groups
can continue to meet there that final week.
The remodeling at the new building (1516 W. 3rd) will continue through the end of November and may not be finished
the first week of December, so the various practice groups will be announcing plans for where and when they will
begin meeting in December. Here is the current schedule for most of the EBS groups:
Silent Sitting - Monday 11/25 and Friday 11/29 will meet as usual. These groups will find an alternative location the first week of December.
Silent Sitting - Sunday 11/24 will meet as usual, and will resume at the new space when possible.
Mindfulness (River Valley) Sunday 11/24 will meet as usual. and will meet at Tom and Eileen's house for the following week.
Kwan Um - Tuesday 11/26 will meet as usual, and will resume at the new space when possible.
Sakya - Wednesday 11/27 is cancelled, and will resume at the new space when possible.
Nyingma - Sunday 11/24 will meet as usual, and will resume at the new space when possible.
Dharmata - Saturday 11/23 will be helping with the move, the next meeting will be announced later.
Vipassana - Sunday 11/24 will meet as usual and will resume at the new space when possible.
EBS Now Has a PO Box
To better manage our snail mail, EBS now has a PO box. All mailed contributions, correspondence,
and anything else delivered by U.S. Mail should be sent to the following address:
Ecumenical Buddhist Society
PO Box 561
Little Rock, AR 72203
Please consider making a pledge if you haven’t yet, pledges now will mean more financial comfort for EBS when we move in.
Please visit our Donations Page for details and to make a pledge.
You can pledge by Paypal, Billpay, or by writing to us (either by mail or email).
Please include your mailing address, email address and best phone number.
>>> Click Here for an information page about the new building. <<<
Click here to see our pledge progress
Writing Meditation Practice
3rd Monday of each month from 7:00 to 8:00 pm
The Writing Meditation Practice is lead by Susy Phillips. The practice will now be held on the 3rd Monday of
each month from 7-8 p.m. in the main meditation hall. After a brief meditation and reading,
participants will answer one or more writing prompts. Akin to grappling with a Zen koan,
the prompts are designed to help students delve deeper into them “selves” and their practice.
All may share their responses as they choose, with no expectation of critique.
In listening to each speaker, members will practice lovingkindness and deepening through fully listening.
No writing experience is needed.
Everyone is welcome!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow the program on Facebook at EBS Kids.
New Local Buddhist Group - Little Rock Secular Buddhists
This group meets at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Reservoir Road. It is a secular meditation group for people looking to practice and to discuss their meditation journey with others.
It is intended to connect people of diverse backgrounds who want to explore mindfulness and loving kindness practice. Meetings are Mondays at 6:30 pm. See their website at Little Rock Secular Buddhists
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
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 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!
• NO CLASS in September
• Monday, October 7th
• Monday, November 4th
• Monday, December 7th - CANCELLED
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 August 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.