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SHOW ME DHARMA (SMD) is a non-profit organization dedicated to making the study and practice of Insight Meditation available to Mid-Missouri. We support and encourage the development of community based upon Theravada Buddhist ideals, teachings and practice.

John Fowle

Dear Friends: John Fowle passed away very recently from complications of cancer. Here is a link to the Caring Bridge site with suggestions on how to offer condolences, if you are so inclined. I know Gina Sharpe will appreciate hearing from our sangha, so I will be sending a card on behalf of our entire sangha. May John rest in peace,

Valerie Bader

The Venerables Pannavati and Pannadipa are offering a Webinar series

The  Kammanna or “Fit for Action” Webinar series is designed to offer what other training programs do not: self-mastery and its impact on change.

Webinars are interactive, with core training, 2 break out sessions, handouts and practice assignment for the month with individual teacher feedback.

Series Of Events
Mindfulness for Engaged Buddhists – July 18th
Exploring what the Buddha called “practice”
Contemplation for Engaged Buddhists – Sept. 8th
Contemplation practice ultimately takes us off the pillow, out of our temples and into the world
The Power of One – Oct. 3rd
 Standing alone to be a catalyst for change not despising small beginnings or endings
Bearing Witness – Nov. 7th
Unless we can “show up” being willing to listen deeply – not thinking “we” know what “they” need, we are not present to help
Training in Joy and Pleasant Abiding – Dec. 2nd
A study and cultivation of practice that will help you avoid or overcome burn-out

To register for an upcoming event or the entire series please follow the instructions found at pannavati.org/training-2 .

July 2015 SMD Newsletter

JULY 2015 SHOW ME DHARMA NEWSLETTER

  • CHANTING INTO MEDITATION LED BY MELINDA STALEY SATURDAY JULY 11 AT 7:00 PM

  • SMD BOARD MEETING SUNDAY JULY 12 AT 4:00 PM

  • COMMITTED PRACTICE GROUPS WELCOME NEW MEMBERS IN FALL

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REGULARLY SCHEDULED SHOW ME DHARMA CLASSES

All events held at Show Me Dharma unless otherwise noted.

Sunday Morning Meditation

meets 10:30-11:30 am

July 5       Beth Shoyer

July 12     Beth Shoyer

July 19     Armine Alioto

July 26     Armine Alioto

Tuesday Evening Meditation

meets 7:30-8:30 pm

July 7        Joe McCormack

July 14      Althea Harris

July 21      Joe McCormack

July 28      Armine Alioto

SHOW ME DHARMA BOARD MEETING

Date and time: Sunday July 11 from 4:00-6:00 pm

Location: Show Me Dharma

The Board of Show Me Dharma welcomes members of the Show Me Dharma community to attend and participate in our bi-monthly board meetings. All are welcome to join the board of trustees as we discuss Show Me Dharma membership, our fall retreat, and a peer leader policy. If you are interested in the workings of Show Me Dharma, we value your interest and your input.

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SHOW ME DHARMA SUPPORT

The Show Me Dharma Board has arranged for sangha members to assist other members who are in need of occasional assistance (e.g., support, meals, transportation, walking partners, etc.). If you or another member have appropriate requests please contact Brick Johnstone (573-818-4603) to arrange for help.  Similarly, if you are interested in providing such support, please contact him and let him know.

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COMMITTED PRACTICE GROUPS

The Committed Practice Groups will resume in the fall. We will announce the topic each of the classes will cover in the next newsletter.

Monday Morning Group 8:00 am-9:30 am with Beth Shoyer and Joe McCormack resumes in the fall.

The Monday Morning class is currently studying the practice of mindfulness of the body, using various readings as a resource for this exploration.

For more information about the Monday Morning Group: Please Contact Joe McCormack at metta41856@gmail.com or Beth Shoyer at beth.shoyer@gmail.com or call573 864-5617 to arrange a brief phone interview.

Thursday Evening Group 7:00 pm-8:30 pm with Terry Furstenau will resume in the fall.

For more information about the Thursday Evening Group: Please contact Terry Furstenau at tfurstenau@gmail.com to arrange a phone interview.

Cost: Committed Practice Groups are offered on a dana (voluntary donation) basis.

Requirements: The committed practice groups require several months of regular, preferably daily meditation practice, and a working knowledge of Buddhist concepts. It also implies the intention to practice daily, do the homework, and share your practice in class to the extent that you feel comfortable.

Held in a climate of loving-kindness and safety, Committed Practice groups

are designed to help us deepen our practice of meditation and learn to take the

benefits of the practice off the cushion into every part of our human lives.

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CHANTING INTO MEDITATION

led by Melinda Staley

Date and Time: Saturday July 11 from 7:00-8:15 pm

Because the first Saturday in July is the 4th, in July we will switch to Saturday, July 11.

Location: Show Me Dharma

Chanting Into Meditation is based on the yogic practice of raising energy and quickly stopping. The mantras chanted carry a vibration that shifts the consciousness into a broader perspective, as well as releasing the places of holding around the heart.

We chant for an extended period, then stop to experience the energy in stillness. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this shared experience and this community of committed practitioners. Shivaratri, an Indian Shiva festival, is celebrated in February, so Shiva chants will be our focus this month.

“Chanting is a way of getting in touch with yourself. It’s an opening of the heart and letting go of the mind and thoughts. It deepens the channel of grace, and it’s a way of being present in the moment.”

-Krishna Das

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We Appreciate Your Generosity

The work of Show Me Dharma is made possible by the generosity of our supporters. The teachings have been kept alive for over 2,500 years thanks to those who have voluntarily given so that others might benefit.

While there is no obligation, for those able to give monetarily, donations are gratefully accepted. Donations are used to pay our rent and utilities, offer our guests tea, support our teachers, offer retreats by guest teachers, and reach out to the community.

To contribute to Show Me Dharma, please write a check made out to SMD and either leave at the Sangha in the appropriate basket or mail it to SMD, C/O Mellodie Wilson, Treasurer, Show Me Dharma, 1600 W. Broadway, Columbia, Mo 65203.

Show Me Dharma is now able to accept donations online, through the services of Click and Pledge. You may use a credit card to make a one-time donation or to set up a recurring monthly donation. Please use our website to donate on line: http://www.showmedharma.org/giving Show Me Dharma activities are supported exclusively by voluntary donations. All donations to SMD are tax-deductible.

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Other Practice Opportunities:

UPCOMING RETREATS AND EVENTS SPONSORED BY MID-AMERICA DHARMA

Aug. 21-23: Non-Residential Retreat with Bridget Rolens and Jon Yaffe in Springfield, IL. Sponsored by Mid America Dharma. Registration opens June 21.

Sept. 5-12: Residential Retreat with Shaila Catherine and Philip Jones in Kansas City, KS. Sponsored by Mid America Dharma. Registration opens June 5.

Oct. 18-24: Householder Retreat with Robert Brumet in Kansas City, MO. Sponsored by Mid America Dharma. Registration opens Aug. 18.

Nov. 6-8: Non-Residential Retreat with Joe McCormack in Columbia, MO. Sponsored by Mid America Dharma. Registration open Sept. 6

ONLINE COURSE OFFERED BY SHAILA CATHERINE: THE BEAUTIFUL MIND: The Five Spiritual Faculties, Sept. 18-Nov. 29: For more info see http://www.bodhicourses.org.

June 2015 SMD Newsletter

June 2015 Show Me Dharma Newsletter
COMMITTED PRACTICE GROUPS RESUME IN JUNE—NEW MEMBERS WELCOME
CHANTING INTO MEDITATION LED BY MELINDA STALEY FRIDAY JUNE 5 AT 7:00 PM
SMD BOARD MEETING SUNDAY JULY 21 AT 4:00 PM
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REGULARLY SCHEDULED SHOW ME DHARMA CLASSES
All events held at Show Me Dharma unless otherwise noted.

Sunday Morning Meditation
meets 10:30-11:30 am

June 7       Beth Shoyer

June 14     Armine Alioto

June 21     Beth Shoyer

June 28     Joe McCormack

Tuesday Evening Meditation

meets 7:30-8:30 pm

June 2      Joe McCormack

June 9       Althea Harris

June 16     Joe McCormack

June 23     Armine Alioto

June 30     Althea Harris

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COMMITTED PRACTICE GROUPS RESUME IN JUNE—NEW MEMBERS WELCOME

Monday Morning Group 8:00 am-9:30 am from June 15 to July 13, with Beth Shoyer and Joe McCormack
The Monday Morning class will be studying the practice of mindfulness of the body, using various readings as a resource for this exploration.
For more information about the Monday Morning Group: Please Contact Joe McCormack at metta41856@gmail.com or Beth Shoyer at beth.shoyer@gmail.com or call573 864-5617 to arrange a brief phone interview.

Wednesday Evening Group with Armine Alioto meets 6:30 -8:00 pm from July 8 to August 5.
The Wednesday Evening Group will be studying “The Sun, My Heart” by Thich Nhat Hahn.
For more information about the Wednesday Evening Group, email Armine Alioto at armineannalioto@gmail.com

Thursday Evening Group 7:00 pm-8:30 pm with Terry Furstenau will resume in the fall.
For more information about the Thursday Evening Group: Please contact Terry Furstenau at tfurstenau@gmail.com to arrange a phone interview.

Cost: Committed Practice Groups are offered on a dana (voluntary donation) basis.
Requirements: The committed practice groups require several months of regular, preferably daily meditation practice, and a working knowledge of Buddhist concepts. It also implies the intention to practice daily, do the homework, and share your practice in class to the extent that you feel comfortable.

Held in a climate of loving-kindness and safety, Committed Practice groups
are designed to help us deepen our practice of meditation and learn to take the
benefits of the practice off the cushion into every part of our human lives.
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CHANTING INTO MEDITATION
led by Melinda Staley
NEXT MEETINGS WILL BE FRIDAY JUNE 5 AND SATURDAY JULY 11, 7:00 PM
Dates and Time: Friday June 5 and Saturday July 11 from 7:00-8:15 pm
For the month of June we will switch Chanting into Meditation to Friday, June 5, at 7 pm. And, because the first Saturday in July is the 4th, in July we will switch to Saturday, July 11.
Location: Show Me Dharma

Chanting Into Meditation is based on the yogic practice of raising energy and quickly stopping. The mantras chanted carry a vibration that shifts the consciousness into a broader perspective, as well as releasing the places of holding around the heart.
We chant for an extended period, then stop to experience the energy in stillness. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this shared experience and this community of committed practitioners. Shivaratri, an Indian Shiva festival, is celebrated in February, so Shiva chants will be our focus this month.

“Chanting is a way of getting in touch with yourself. It’s an opening of the heart and letting go of the mind and thoughts. It deepens the channel of grace, and it’s a way of being present in the moment.”
-Krishna Das
__________________________________________________________________________
We Appreciate Your Generosity
The work of Show Me Dharma is made possible by the generosity of our supporters. The teachings have been kept alive for over 2,500 years thanks to those who have voluntarily given so that others might benefit.
While there is no obligation, for those able to give monetarily, donations are gratefully accepted. Donations are used to pay our rent and utilities, offer our guests tea, support our teachers, offer retreats by guest teachers, and reach out to the community.
To contribute to Show Me Dharma, please write a check made out to SMD and either leave at the Sangha in the appropriate basket or mail it to SMD, C/O Mellodie Wilson, Treasurer, Show Me Dharma, 1600 W. Broadway, Columbia, Mo 65203.
Show Me Dharma is now able to accept donations online, through the services of Click and Pledge. You may use a credit card to make a one-time donation or to set up a recurring monthly donation. Please use our website to donate on line: http://www.showmedharma.org/giving Show Me Dharma activities are supported exclusively by voluntary donations. All donations to SMD are tax-deductible.
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Other Practice Opportunities:
UPCOMING RETREATS AND EVENTS SPONSORED BY MID-AMERICA DHARMA

June 12-14: Non-Residential Retreat with James Baraz in St. Louis on “Awakening Joy”. Sponsored by Mid America Dharma. For more info or to register see http://retreat1506.homestead.com

Aug. 21-23: Non-Residential Retreat with Bridget Rolens and Jon Yaffe in Springfield, IL. Sponsored by Mid America Dharma. Registration opens June 21.

Sept. 5-12: Residential Retreat with Shaila Catherine and Philip Jones in Kansas City, KS. Sponsored by Mid America Dharma. Registration opens June 5.

Oct. 18-24: Householder Retreat with Robert Brumet in Kansas City, MO. Sponsored by Mid America Dharma. Registration opens Aug. 18.

Nov. 6-8: Non-Residential Retreat with Joe McCormack in Columbia, MO. Sponsored by Mid America Dharma. Registration open Sept. 6

ONLINE COURSE OFFERED BY SHAILA CATHERINE: THE BEAUTIFUL MIND: The Five Spiritual Faculties, Sept. 18-Nov. 29: For more info see http://www.bodhicourses.org.