Archive for January 2015

Register for Our CommUniversity Class on Mindfulness Practices for Loving-Kindness

COMMUNIVERSITY Mindfulness Practices for Loving-Kindness Led by Steve Spring and Leslie Ross of the Quad Cities Mindfulness Community (

Catalog description: Loving kindness is the heartfelt wish for the well-being of oneself and others. We will explore mindfulness practices to cultivate and deepen our capacities for friendliness and goodwill. 


Sunday February 1, 2015 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Sunday February 8, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Sunday February 15, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Sunday February 22, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm

TO ENROLL ONLINE: go to this link (

and select course #23: Mindfulness Practices for Loving-Kindness.

To enroll by mail: Download and print this form ( and select course #23: Mindfulness Practices for Loving-Kindness.

Cushions, mats and chairs will be available. Communiversity requests that you register soon, if possible.

“Awakening the Heart” meditation retreat a success!

Thanks to all who joined us for our winter Day of Mindfulness at the St. Ambrose University gathering space. Many of you have requested links to the dharma talks and guided meditations we used during the course of the day, so they are linked below. Feel free to comment on this post or send us an email if you have further questions.
“Awakening the Heart” with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.
Here is the segment that we listened to:

Here is the segment of the talk that we did not listen to:

Here is a link to many guided meditations and dharma talks by Tara Brach. We used “Guided meditation:Vipassana Meditation” in the morning and “Guided meditation:Taking Refuge in the Beloved” in the afternoon.

Tara Brach Guided Meditations

“Awakening the Heart”: Join us for a day of mindfulness

Join the Quad City Meditation Group for a
“Awakening the Heart”
A Meditation Retreat
With members of the Quad City Meditation Community
Date/Time: Saturday, January 10th, 10 am – 4 pm
Location: St. Ambrose University Christ the King Chapel
Cost: $15.
*Financial Assistance: A limited number of scholarships are available.
Contact Leslie at for more information.
To Register: access downloadable registration form at; click on “Day of mindfulness information” link located on top menu bar.
For more info, please see or contact Leslie at
Deadline: To ensure a spot, please register early for the retreat. The deadline is January 5th.