Sunflower Sangha

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Successful retreat held at Spiritual Life Center

The Sunflower Sangha hosted a very successful retreat at the Spiritual Life Center. 37 retreatants attended from a variety of faith traditions. We were graced by the presence of many Catholic nuns, a Catholic priest, and wonderful gifts from Austin, TX, Kansas City, MO, St. Louis, MO, Omaha, NE, and Springfield, MO. In addition there were many from the Sunflower Sangha represented. Brother Chan Huy gave compassionate dharma talks on how to cultivate peace in our daily lives within ourselves and with each other seeing beyond our differences. We continue to practice every other Saturday at 4-6PM at the Wichita Wat Temple at 5327 N. Broadway (next gathering is this Sat. 11/18). We also invite anyone to join us for weekly meditation every Wed. night 6:30-8:30PM at 727 N. Waco. Blessings to all and an armload of sunflowers to you. Peace is Every Step. Bill Papineau-Kind Guide of the Heart

Monday, October 02, 2006

Registration Deadline for Peace With Every Step Retreat

Greetings to all! We are drawing near for our first retreat here in Wichita with experienced dharma teacher Brother Chan Huy. We have over 30 persons signed up from Kansas, Texas, Missouri, and Nebraska. We hope you will join us for this wonderful opportunity to deepen your practice or just to discover the joys and fruits of meditation and developing a mindfulness practice in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. The registration deadline is Friday October 6th and the retreat will be Oct. 27-29 at the Spiritual Life Center in Wichita. Please join us for this wonderful opportunity! "There is no way to peace, peace is the way." Bill Papineau-Kind Guide of the Heart

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Peace with Every Step Registration Deadline Oct. 6

Please make sure you get registered and save your space at our Peace is Every Step Retreat Oct. 27-29 at the Spiritual Life Center. We are very excited to have Brother Chan Huy from Ottawa, Canada for our dharma teacher at the retreat. Be sure to bring your best Buddhist jokes as well for the end of the retreat! Peace, Bill Papineau

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Retreat Registration Form

Please note that unfortunately our blogsite does not accommodate Microsoft Word Documents so we are including two links to the Heartland Sangha's website (mindfulnesskc) and to their posting of the registration form. We hope this does not create any difficulty for you. If it does, please e-mail me (Bill Papineau) at my e-mail address: and I will provide what you need. We will be available for registration at 4:30PM on Friday Oct. 27th and we will plan to finish early Sunday afternoon after lunch and a closing gathering. Listed below are the links from which you can access the Retreat Registration form. We very much look forward to sharing a wonderful experience of cultivating peace, compassion and joy for ourselves, our families, and community. An armful of sunflowers to you!

Monday, May 01, 2006

Beautiful Sunflowers

We at the Sunflower Sangha welcome all interested persons who seek to deepen their experience with the beauty of nature, others seeking more peace in their lives, and an opportunity to put into practice the reality of interbeing. The Sunflower Sangha in Wichita meets every other Saturday from 4-6PM at the Wat Buddhist Temple 5327 N. Broadway. We sit and meditate, have formal and informal recitation periods, and have dharma discussions but mostly we enjoy each other's smiling faces. The Sunflower Sangha is composed of both Vietnamese and Caucasian practitioners and the wonderful blending of different traditions and cultures is truly one of the strengths of our group. We practice in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh and would look forward to you joining us for the opportunity to practice mindfulness and share.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Sunflower Sangha members with Chan Huy

Sunflower Sangha members Bill Papineau, Thanh Duong, and Molly Traffas with Brother Chan Huy at Lake Doniphan, MO during weekend mindfulness retreat in October 2005 sponsored by Heartland Sangha of the Kansas City area.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Chan Huy with Sunflower Sangha Members

Above are members of the Sunflower Sangha with Brother Chan Huy during weekend mindfulness retreat at Lake Doniphan, Missouri sponsored by Heartland Sangha in October, 2005. From right to left are Bill Papineau, Thanh Duong, Brother Chan Huy and Molly Traffas.