Bhavana Community

a 501c3 non-profit

Practitioners of Mindfulness and Yoga

Cultivating skills to live intentionally for the benefit of all beings

Bhavana means Cultivation


Catherine in her garden

   Glenn Wallis, author of a translation and compilation of sutras called Basic Teachings of the Buddha, emphasizes the word’s agrarian heritage.  "One of the Buddha’s favorite metaphors for the practice that we refer to as “meditation” is bhavana, “cultivation.”  He certainly had in mind the ubiquitous farms and fields of his native India when employing this image. Thus, unlike “meditation” or “contemplation,” the Buddha’s term is musty, rich, verdant.  It smells of the earth.  The commonness of his chosen term – it would have resonated with a farmer – suggested naturalness, everydayness, ordinariness.  The term also suggested hope: no matter how fallow it has become or damaged it may be, a field can always be cultivated – endlessly enhanced, enriched, developed – to produce a favorable and nourishing harvest."  Wallis (2007)  (Pg. 151) 

Events, Resources and Teachings


Fifth Friday Movie is Groundhog Day.  Join us to laugh as Bill Murray get a 'do over' again and again in this dharma classic.

We are already preparing for Mindfulness Expo on September 21st at Halyburton Park from 3 - 5.  Last year was an awesome success bringing a contrast of peace and harmony in the wake of the visit from Florence. 

June 20  is the next  Mindfulness for Kids and Families.  4:00 - 5:00 once a month.

Join us  Thursday evenings from 6 - 8 PM beginning  September 26th for anther MBSR and More  course.   Sign up now to guarantee space. DD&P is meeting in the Community Center @ 106 Marshall Court, Unit 120.  

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