We would love for you to join us!



Open Heart Mindfulness Community is a community of practitioners who support one another in the practice of mindfulness in the spirit of Thich Nhat Hanh, a Zen Buddhist monk, poet, and peace activist. With mindfulness, we can live fully in the present moment and help bring peace, clarity, and insight to whatever spiritual tradition or religion we may practice. 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.

We welcome you just as you are.

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 meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 6:00 – 7:00 PM at the UWGB Mauthe Center.


Please plan to arrive early enough to grab a chair or cushion and find a place to set up your meditation space in the circle, so as to not disturb the meditation. We will spread out so there is space between each person. Cushions and chairs are available, or you are welcome to bring your own. 

We start our session with 20 minutes of sitting meditation. After meditation there is a teaching followed by discussion. Discussion time is an opportunity to share thoughts or feelings related to the teaching or about your personal practice of mindfulness, and to benefit from one another’s insights and experiences of the practice. 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.

While we do not charge a fee, we do request that those are able to make a donation each week to help cover our room rental. The Mauthe Center has been a generous provider of space and support to our Sangha.

To learn more about the practices that we share together, please contact us contact form or 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. The Mauthe Center is #16 on this campus map.