Heart of Awareness Meditation Community (HoA) was organized in 2011 under the guidance of Karin Miles, a long-time meditator and student of the dharma (teachings of the Buddha) in the Theravada Vipassana (Insight Meditation) tradition. Karin's commitment to meditation practice spans more than 30 years, twenty of them under the guidance of senior dharma teacher, DaeJa Napier.
In 2016, Karin Miles retired from an active role, passing leadership to Janet Reichert, who upholds Karin's values and intentions for The Heart of Awareness. Janet, also a long-time meditator and student of ...Read More
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The vipassana practice mirrors the heart's deepest longing and capacity to live with increasing clarity and loving compassion. DaeJa Napier.
We are sorry to announce that this long-awaited retreat must be canceled for this date. Thank you to those of you who were already registered for the daylong retreat. The community's interest in having DaeJa offer teachings and support for our practice means that we will reschedule her visit as soon as her schedule will allow. Watch for updates.
It is a documentary film about the revival of women's ordination in Theravada Buddhism. Shortly after Enlightenment, the Buddha said: ...Read More
Our meditation and Dharma education opportunities provide you with the tools to improve mindfulness.
There are three regularly scheduled opportunities ...
The community's Wednesday gathering includes a brief ...Read More
On the first Sunday of every month, we offer a long ...
Newcomers to Meditation may be hesitant to join ...
Our community has many resources to facilitate spiritual development.
Our on-line resources represent a collection of materials that have been used in our Dharma Education program, as well as materials that we have found to be helpful for understanding the teachings of the Buddha and applying them in our personal practice.Read More
This library is made possible by the donations of Karin J. Miles, founding teacher and guardian of The Heart of Awareness Buddhist Sangha (est. April 2011). The contribution of her collection, acquired over her more than 30-years’ study of the dharma, provided the major portion of the materials available here.To download an alphabetized listing of available titles, CLICK HERE
The Heart of Awareness Miles Library contains a large number of instructional videos to help you improve your Meditation practice and deepen your personal life.
The Heart of Awareness Miles Library also maintains a collection of documentary films concerning impact of Buddhism in the West.
Contact us for more information about the Heart of Awareness Meditation Community and our activities.
We also make our facilities available for use by like-minded groups. Let us know of your needs.
Address: Guadalupe Victoria #101
Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico 45920