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.


MAY 2015 SHOW ME DHARMA NEWSLETTER _____________________________________________________________________________ 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: May 3           Beth Shoyer May 10        Terry Furstenau May 17        Beth Shoyer May 24        Armine Alioto May 31        Armine Alioto Tuesday Evening Meditation meets 7:30-8:30 pm: May 5           Althea Harris May 12        Joe McCormack May 19       Terry Furstenau May 26        Althea Harris

_____________________________________________________________________ COMMITTED PRACTICE GROUPS

Both the Monday morning and the Thursday Committed Practice Groups are using the book, Small Boat, Great Mountain, by Ajahn Amaro. This book explores non-dual practices in Theravada and Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Monday Morning Group 8:00 am-9:30 am with Beth Shoyer and Joe McCormack  Thursday Evening Group 7:00 pm-8:30 pm with Terry Furstenau 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. 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. For more information about the Thursday Evening Group: Please contact Terry Furstenau at tfurstenau@gmail.com to arrange a phone interview. 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. _______________________________________________________________________

                                                   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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Dear Friends: Some of you may not be receiving e-mails from Show Me Dharma because our e-mails are going into your “Social” tab in the inbox of your g-mail account. To move our e-mails to your primary account, do the following: 1. Select the e-mail from Show Me Dharma from your inbox in your “Social” tab. 2. Right Click anywhere in the yellow area on the e-mail. The yellow area appears once the e-mail has been selected. 3. A drop down menu will appear. Select “move to” and then select “primary”. 4. Next, at the top of your list of e-mails a pop-up will ask you if you want all messages from Show Me Dharma in your primary in box. Click yes. Now, you should get e-mails from us! Valerie Bader