New Class Coming!

Introduction to Buddhism in America Today

A Survey of the Three Main Practices: Mindfulness, Compassion, and Mantra


The Buddhist path can seem overwhelming- so many books, teachers and ideas- like a hallway with too many doors. How do you know which doors are the right ones for you?

This class will explore the three main styles of Buddhism that people are currently practicing here in Little Rock and across America.

Each week, we will consider what emotional and spiritual issues people are working with in that style of practice. We will explore the basic methods of that style.  And we will consider how to connect with those teachings - what books you can read, what groups you can practice with, and where to find in depth teachings in that style.

November 2: Introduction to Buddhism, overview of the Buddha's basic teachings and a survey of the three main practice styles.

November 9: Foundation practices: mindfulness/awareness and loving kindness

November 16: Compassion practices: Bodhisattva training

November 23: Mantra practices: Tantra/Vajrayana techniques

All classes will meet Monday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

There is a regular meditation session on Mondays from 6:00 to 6:30 that you are also invited to attend. Join us for meditation and tea between the meditation and the class, or just come to the class. Either is OK.

There will be a free handbook of readings. We request that you register in advance so that we know how many handbooks to prepare.  Click here to download the class materials.

For more information, or to register, please email the teacher, Cheryl Woodard:

We Need Your Help!

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 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 to 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 her in Arkansas.

Thank you!