We would love for you to join us!



Open Heart Mindfulness Community is a Buddhist Sangha (community of practitioners) that come together to support one another in the practice of mindfulness in the spirit of Thich Nhat Hanh, a Zen Buddhist monk, poet, and peace activist. We study and practice teachings from Thich Nhat Hanh and other Buddhist and mindfulness teachers in an environment that fosters compassion, loving kindness, understanding, and inclusiveness in order to nurture individuals, families, society, and a healthy planet.

Beginners and newcomers are welcome to join us.

PLEASE NOTE: We are in transition right now and currently do not have any practice sessions or classes scheduled. We hope to have a new schedule set sometime during Fall of 2021. Please check our website often for updates, or contact us with your interest and we will reach out when the schedule is set. Thank you!

There is no fee to practice with us, and we welcome anyone interested in meditation and mindfulness in daily life. We have people join us who are new to mindfulness and meditation, people who are more experienced mindfulness practitioners, and also people from different religions who wish to practice mindfulness and meditation as a means of deepening their spiritual self.  For many who attend, mindfulness is their major spiritual affiliation. Some have formally received the Five Mindfulness Trainings and/or taken refuge in the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha. For others, sangha supports other religious or spiritual practices.


We start our session with a welcome bell, then move into 20 minutes of sitting meditation followed by 10 minutes of walking meditation. After walking meditation someone shares a teaching that may be in the form of a reading, dvd or audio, poem, or guided meditation. This is followed by an opportunity to share thoughts or feelings related to the teaching or about your personal practice of mindfulness. Please know that participation in the discussion is voluntary. We end with brief announcements, song, and the bell is invited signaling the end of our practice session together.

Please arrive early if you are new to the practice and would like a brief introduction to meditation. We are also happy to answer any questions afterwards. To learn more about the practices that we share together, please see our mindfulness teachings page.

We have an email list to send out important announcements and events. If you would like to be on our email list please send us an email at openheartmc@gmail.com, or fill out the contact form and request to be added to our email list.

Parking at the Mauthe Center, UWGB
Parking is available in the circle drive in front of the building, and there is additional parking in the rear. Overflow should use the Kress Center lot. Mauthe Center lots use a different parking pass than the rest of the campus. You can pick up your pass in the office of the building, and it can be used repeatedly. No pass is needed for weekend events, or after 4:30PM in the summer months. The Mauthe Center is #16 on this campus map.