COMMITTED PRACTICE GROUPS RESUME IN FALL–NEW MEMBERS WELCOME

COMMITTED PRACTICE GROUPS RESUME THIS FALL—NEW MEMBERS WELCOME

The Committed Practice Groups will resume in the fall. The Monday morning class will be exploring the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. The Thursday evening class will be exploring the Brahmaviharas of lovingkindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity.

The Committed Practice classes are offered to deepen our practice of the dharma, extending it into all facets of life. Those who participate in the classes commit to attending the classes regularly. Each session of the class has in it a meditation session, and a dharma talk along with discussion of the dharma. Each week, the teachers send out to participants via email a brief reading and practice exercises, which are suggestions for things to be mindfully aware of during the week, both during sitting meditation and in daily life.

Location: Classes are held at Show Me Dharma.

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.

Cost: The Committed Practice Groups are offered on a dana (voluntary donation) basis.

Monday Morning Group meets 8:00 am-9:30 am led by Beth Shoyer and Joe McCormack resumes on August 24. The Monday group will be exploring the Four Foundations of Mindfulness.

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 call 573 864-5617 to arrange a brief phone interview.

Thursday Evening Group meets 7:00 pm-8:30 pm led by Terry Furstenau and Armine Alioto will resume on September 10. The Thursday group will be studying the Brahmaviharas.

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.