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.
Led by Kate Dresher
JANUARY 18-20, 2019
Note: If you registered for the November retreat, you do not need to fill out the complete registration form again. There are just two questions which require your response. Once you enter your email id and name, you can select an option that will direct you to the correct questions.
We are delighted that Kate Dresher will be offering a nonresidential weekend meditation retreat from January 18-20. The topic will be Friendliness: A Basis for Awareness. On Friday, January 18 there will be a free public talk open to the public, with the retreat held on Saturday January 19, 9:00-5:00, and Sunday January 20, 9:00-12:00. We will have potluck lunch after the Sunday session.
Those of us who have attended a retreat with Kate know what a gifted inspiring teacher she is. Please consider attending this wonderful opportunity to deepen your practice. More information will be shared as it becomes available.
About the teacher: Kate Dresher has been practicing Buddhist meditation for nearly 20 years. She began teaching in 2010 at the request of her root teacher, Michele McDonald. Kate’s training has been primarily in the lineage of Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma and her practice has been guided most notably by Chanmyay Myaing Sayadaw and Sayadaw U Vivekananda. She has practiced as a nun in Myanmar and has received clinical pastoral training. Prior to following a spiritual calling, she received an undergraduate degree in engineering and a doctorate in economics. Kate’s sharing of the Dhamma emphasizes practicing right where we are as a doorway to the natural unfolding of wisdom and love. She teaches metta and vipassana retreats in the U.S. and British Columbia. She also provides ongoing support and guidance to individual practitioners. Kate currently resides in Portland, OR.
Dedicated to the study
of Insight Meditation
Dear Show Me Dharma Members,
Warmest holiday greetings from Show Me Dharma’s Teachers Council and Board of Trustees! We hope your life is filled with a sense of ease and contentment during this special season.
We also offer our heartfelt thanks for your past participation in and support for our sangha and the activities we offer. Everyone’s involvement contributes to our thriving community.
We are fortunate to have an outstanding group of dharma teachers and experienced practitioners who volunteer to serve our community and help our sangha thrive. Their wisdom, practice and generosity enrich everything that we do here at Show Me Dharma.
We are also fortunate for the inspiring generosity of our donors who pay for all expenses associated with operating our sangha. Donations to our annual fundraising appeal support our ability to do all we do and we are grateful to all who donate.
Our sangha’s vibrant health would not be possible without you!
With loving kindness,
President, Board of Trustees
YOU CAN MAKE YOUR ANNUAL YEAR END DONATION USING ANY OF THE LINKS BELOW
OR you can Mail a Check to address:
Show Me Dharma, 1600 W. Broadway, Columbia, Mo 65203
Show Me Dharma offers drop-in meditation sessions every Sunday morning 10:30 amand Tuesday evening 7:30 pm. All are welcome, even if you have never tried meditation before. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn how to meditate. No registration is required. We provide cushions and chairs. Each session offers meditation instruction, a 30-40 minute sit, dharma talk and discussion. These sessions are offered without charge. This service is supported by dana (donations).
December 2 Phil Jones
December 16 Linda Pluschke
December 23 Terry Furstenau
December 30 Armine Alioto
December 4 Rose Metro
December 11 Beth Shoyer
December 18 Joe McCormack
December 25 No session
There will not be a Sunday morning meditation on the weekend of (11/4)
Have a good weekend everyone
Show Me Dharma