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.
Show Me Dharma is pleased to offer our third non-residential retreat with the Venerable Pannavati! Please join us.
Dates: May 5th 7-9pm; May 6th 09-5pm; and May 7th 09-12.
Suggested registration fee: $55-$100.
Where: 1600 W. Broadway, Columbia MO 65203.
Please register by clicking HERE. Please note: registration is limited to the first 35 people.
For more information about the Venerable Pannavati, please visit her website.
SAVE THE DATES: SHOW ME DHARMA RETREATS IN 2017
We are pleased to let you know that Show Me Dharma is sponsoring three non-residential meditation retreats in 2017.
May 5-7 led by Venerable Pannavati
July 21-23 led by Robert Brumet—co-sponsored with Unity Center of Columbia
October 27-29 led by Kate Dresher
Those of us who have sat retreats with these teachers know the inspired ways in which they transmit wisdom and compassion. Please mark your calendars for these wonderful practice opportunities.
Each retreat will be structured with a free talk open to the community on the Friday night, and the retreat held on Saturday 9:00 am-5:00 pm, and Sunday 9:00 am-12:00 pm, with a potluck held after the Sunday morning session. Information on registration will be provided in the future.
Below is biographical information about each of the teachers.
Venerable Dr. Pannavati is Co-Abbot of Embracing Simplicity Hermitage. She has been ordained as a monk in both the Theravada and Mahayana Buddhist traditions. Venerable Pannavati teaches internationally and is known for her humor, approachability and global humanitarian efforts with homeless youth, the Untouchables and bhikkhuni ordination in Thailand.
Robert Brumet is a meditation teacher, writer, and spiritual director. He is the Founder of Mindfulness Ministries, Kansas City MO. He is an ordained Unity Minister, as well as a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leader program. Robert conducts retreats that focus on meditation, self-awareness and spiritual development. In 2012 he was the recipient of the Unity Worldwide Ministries Light of God Expressing Award.
Kate Dresher has been practicing meditation since 1998 and began teaching in 2010 at the request of her root teacher, Michele McDonald. She has studied with both Asian and Western meditation masters—mostly notably Sayadaw U Vivekananda and Chanmyay Myaing Sayadaw– and practiced as a nun in Burma. She has also undertaken training in pastoral care as a Buddhist chaplain. She currently resides in Portland, Oregon.
CHANTING INTO MEDITATION
Every third friday at 7 pm
MARCH 17 FRIDAY 7 PM
Navaratri is coming up (Nine Nights of the Divine Mother), so we will chant mantras to inspire the Feminine Divine within us.
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. Wechant for an extended period, then stop to experience the energy in stillness. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this experience and this community of committed practitioners.
Questions about this event: Please email email@example.com
7:30 pm Tonight
1600 W. Broadway