Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Class Fall 2017


Hello everyone,

I am pleased to announce that registration is now open for our 6-week Introduction to Meditation class. Class begins on Wednesday Oct 4th from 6:30 to 8 pm.
What:   Introduction to Meditation class
Where:   Show Me Dharma, 1600 W. Broadway, Columbia Mo
When:   Wednesdays 6:30 to 8 pmOct 4 – Nov 8
Who:   Led by Terry Furstenau

Cost: Donations (Dana)

Registration is required: Email

Class size is limited to 40. Once registration fills you may be added to a waiting list.
Mindfulness is trending but what does it mean? Meditation has wonderful health benefits, but how does that work? How do I get a meditation practice started and keep it going? These and many other questions will be addressed in this
Because our minds are unique, this class will offer a variety of meditation practices. Plus we will teach you how to work with the common roadblocks to practice. Also the support of a practice group is essential for many people to get a regular practice started.
This class is available to anyone inside or outside Show Me Dharma. It is for people who are new to practice or those who are interested in re-establishing a practice.
Use the links below to download a flyer that you can share with others if appropriate.
Thank you!–
Terry Furstenau
Reach Within to Embrace Humanity


Monthly Sutta Study Course led by Phil Jones

Monthly Sutta Study Course led by Phil Jones sutta
Begins Monday October 23 at 7:15 pm
Date and Time: One Monday evening each month 7:15 pm-9:15 pm, beginning Oct 23
Location: Show Me Dharma, 1600 West Broadway
Cost: Offered on a dana (voluntary donation) basis
Have you ever wanted to read and study the Buddha’s discourses (suttas) but weren’t sure where to begin? Have you tried but found the discourses difficult to understand? Are you interested in being instructed, inspired, and touched by the Buddha’s wisdom, humor, and stories of his own path to Awakening?
In this sutta study course we will be reading the anthology In the Buddha’s Words. This book, compiled by Bhikkhu Bodhi the great contemporary translator of many of the Pali discourses, contains key suttas grouped around major themes as well as helpful introductory essays by Bhikkhu Bodhi.
The course will meet once a month, beginning on Monday Oct. 23 at 7:15 p.m. at Show Me Dharma. We will read together selections from each month’s assigned reading and discuss what we’ve read in terms of its meaning to our lives and practices. Offered on a dana basis, but registration is required.
For more information, contact Phil Jones, 

Join a new Monday evening group on Loving Kindness

Lovingkindness: The Art of Happiness
A Group led by Terry Wilson
Day and Time: Monday evenings 5:30-7:00 pm from September 18 to November 6
Location: Show Me Dharma, 1600 West Broadway
Cost: this group is offered on a dana (voluntary donation) basis
Required Book: Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg
Registration Required: To register, email Terry at
We are all in the “human being club” together and at times find life challenging and stressful. Relationships, family issues, a sense of isolation, work, politics, financial strains, loss, all take a toll on our physical and mental health. Through it all, we just want to be happy.
When practicing loving kindness, also known as metta, we cultivate a friendly attitude toward ourselves and others. What is it like to see the good in myself and others? What would it feel like if our heart could smile? Loving kindness is likened to a soft rain that penetrates the heart, relaxing the defense mechanisms associated with fear and negative mental states. When we engage in an active loving kindness practice, we find ourselves attending to daily life with greater calm and happiness.
In this 8-week Loving Kindness class series, we will explore four immeasurable qualities of loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity and apply these skills in our daily lives. Free audio downloads to support your meditation practice are included.
About the facilitator: Terry Wilson is the founder of True Nature Center for Wellness. Continue reading