Upcoming Daylong Retreat February 2nd

Registration Full

Daylong Retreat
The Practice of Meditation: Working with Concentration, Insight, and More
Led By the Show Me Dharma Teachers Collective (teachers will be announced)
Date and Time: Sunday February 2  9:00 am-4:00 pm
Location: Show Me Dharma, 1600 West Broadway, Columbia
Cost: This retreat is offered on a dana (voluntary donation) basis


In this retreat we will explore a number of meditation practices that are part of the Theravada Buddhist tradition, including concentration practice, insight practice, and choiceless awareness. Our intention will be to provide practice instructions for each of these. We will also explore the ways in which each of these practices moves us in the direction of wisdom, freedom, kindness, and compassion.


This retreat will be held in noble silence. We will have alternating periods of sitting meditation and walking meditation. There will be brief talks by the teachers, as well as opportunities to ask questions. Please consider taking this opportunity to deepen your practice.
The retreat will be held on a Dana basis. We do ask you to bring a sack lunch, which will be eaten in Noble Silence.



The regular Sunday sit will happen during the retreat. Please be mindful of Noble Silence when you arrive, during the sit and when you leave. Thank you.

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

A new Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation class will start Wednesday, January 22 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm and meet every Wednesday for 6 weeks and offered on a Dana (voluntary donation) basis.

Mindfulness meditation, or vipassana, is a 2500 year-old Buddhist practice that can benefit every aspect of your life. Vipassana can help you relax, cope with work and family stress, deeply heal your emotional life and lead you to spiritual freedom.

The class will be taught by Terry Furstenau (tfurstenau@gmail.com). Each class will consist of a talk, meditation practice, and group discussion. This class is taught on a donation basis.



Bodhi Day Celebration: Sunday December 15 at 10:30 AM


Join us Sunday December 15 at 10:30 AM for our celebration of Bodhi Day,
a brief SMD membership meeting, and a potluck of finger foods afterward.

Membership Meeting at about 11:30, immediately after the ceremony
Potluck after Membership Meeting

Location: Show Me Dharma, 1600 West Broadway
Cost: Offered on a dana (donation) basis

Bodhi Day is the commemoration of the Buddha’s enlightenment. It is also the celebration of the capacity we all have to awaken to truth, peace, and compassion. At the ceremony, members of the Show Me Dharma Teachers Collective will lead the group in chanting the Buddhist refuges and precepts. We will have a brief meditation, and engage in a cording ceremony. Any member of the Show Me Dharma community, and their family and friends are invited.

Following the ceremony, we will have a brief membership meeting and all are welcome. If you are not already a Show Me Dharma member and would like to be come one, please notify the SMD president, Tricia Straub at tnurstraub@gmail.com or call 573-449-9789 before December 5. The purpose of this meeting is to vote on new and renewing board of trustees members for Show Me Dharma.

Executive Committee         Board Term
Caya Tanski, Secretary           2020-2022
Valerie Bader, Treasurer       2020-2022

Trustees                                   Board Term
James Carr                                 2020-2022
Terry Furstenau                       2020-2022
Luke Guerdan                           2020-2020

We will then share fellowship and a potluck of finger foods. Please bring a favorite vegetarian snack to share.

All are welcome. Please join us and bring family and friends!

Show Me Dharma

Participate in Loaves and Fishes –November 27

Dear Friends,

The Show Me Dharma Caring Committee once again invites you to help prepare and serve a meal for homeless and near-homeless members of our community at “Loaves & Fishes,” which is located at Wilkes Boulevard Community Methodist Church on Wednesday November 27 from 4-7 p.m. (Click on Sign Up for details). We have heard time and time again that our meals are delicious and much appreciated by all. Our theme for November is “Gratitude.” Local Ham from Patchwork Farms (proceeds of which will go to the Missouri Rural Crisis Center) will be prepared by Pat. Please sign up for any of the accompanying dishes such as mashed potatoes, salad, vegetables, side vegetables such as green beans, peas, broccoli, etc. or any other accompaniment or dessert and join us! Feel free to take two slots if you wish Help with clean up is also much appreciated so if you can’t make something but would like to help clean up, you would be so welcome! If you have questions about the meal, contact Pat Aziza Riley (azizatwaddle@gmail.com).

Sign up for Loaves and Fishes HERE