October 2015 Show Me Dharma Newsletter

October 2015 SHOW ME DHARMA NEWSLETTER

  • WEEKEND NON-RESIDENTIAL RETREAT LED BY KATE DRESHER OCTOBER 23-25 AT SMD

  • DHARMA TALK BY VENERABLE U SOBHITA SATURDAY OCTOBER 17 AT 7:00 PM

  • SMD BOARD MEETING SUNDAY OCTOBER 11 4:00-6:00 PM

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WEEKEND MEDITATION RETREAT LED BY KATE DRESHER

OCTOBER 23-25 AT SHOW ME DHARMA

Open community presentation on Friday, October 23 from 7 – 9 pm

Retreat schedule: Saturday, October 24, 9am – 5pm; and Sunday, October 25, 9am – noon

We will have a potluck on Sunday after the retreat. Please bring your favorite vegetarian food or snack to share.

Cost: This retreat is offered entirely on a dana basis. We ask all participants to give generously, as they are able, so that the dharma may continue to be offered. At this retreat we will collect dana to support Kate Dresher, and to support Show Me Dharma. We request a deposit of a $55.00 check to hold your registration. Your check deposit will be returned to you if you cancel within two days prior to the retreat, or when you arrive at the retreat on Saturday morning.

Link to registration page:

https://showmedharma.org/2015/09/07/registration-for-october-23rd-25th-retreat-led-by-kate-dresher/

If you need a waiver of the deposit to hold your registration, please contact Mellodie Wilson at wilson.mellodie@gmail.com .

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DHARMA TALK OFFERED BY U SOBHITA

SATURDAY OCTOBER 17 AT 7:00 PM AT SHOW ME DHARMA

Join Show Me Dharma for this wonderful opportunity to learn about the dharma from a recognized teacher in the Burmese Theravada monastic tradition. Vererable U Sobhita will offer dharma teachings on Saturday October 17 at 7:00 pm at Show Me Dharma. No registration is required for this event. This event is offered on a dana (voluntary donation) basis. About Vererable U Sobhita

U Sobhita was ordained as a monk in the Theravada Buddhist tradition at age nine. He has studied under a number of prominent teachers of vipassana meditation, including Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw. He has taught meditation around the world, including in London, Myanmar,Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, India, USA, South Africa, France, Australia, Taiwan and New Zealand. Currently, he teaches meditation for both local and foreign meditators at Chanmyay Yeikh.

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SHOW ME DHARMA BOARD MEETING

SUNDAY OCTOBER 11 4:00-6:00 PM AT SHOW ME DHARMA CENTER

The Board of Show Me Dharma welcomes members of the Show Me Dharma community to attend and participate in our bi-monthly board meetings. All are welcome to join the board of trustees as we discuss a variety of topics, including the upcoming retreat with Kate Dresher. If you are interested in the workings of Show Me Dharma, we value your interest and your input.

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REGULARLY SCHEDULED SHOW ME DHARMA MEDITATION CLASSES

HELD EVERY SUNDAY MORNING AND TUESDAY EVENING

All events held at Show Me Dharma unless otherwise noted.

Sunday Morning Meditation

meets 10:30-11:30 am

October 4         Joe McCormack

October 11       Terry Furstenau

October 18        Armine Alioto

October 25        No class due to Kate Dresher retreat

Tuesday Evening Meditation

meets 7:30-8:30 pm

October 6         Joe McCormack

October 13      Beth Shoyer

October 20      Armine Alioto

October 27      Beth Shoyer

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SHOW ME DHARMA SUPPORT

The Show Me Dharma Board has arranged for sangha members to assist other members who are in need of occasional assistance (e.g., support, meals, transportation, walking partners, etc.). If you or another member have appropriate requests please contact Brick Johnstone (573-818-4603) to arrange for help.  Similarly, if you are interested in providing such support, please contact him and let him know.

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COMMITTED PRACTICE GROUPS

Monday Morning Group 8:00 am-9:30 am with Beth Shoyer and Joe McCormack begins August 24. The topic for the class is 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 7:00 pm-8:30 pm with Terry Furstenau and Armine Alioto begins September 10. The topic is the Brahmaviharas.

For more information about the Thursday Evening Group: Please contact Terry Furstenau at  tfurstenau@gmail.com to arrange a phone interview.

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

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.

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.

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CHANTING INTO MEDITATION

led by Melinda Staley

No Kirtan session in October at Show Me Dharma. Join us in November for the next Kirtan session.

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.

We chant for an extended period, then stop to experience the energy in stillness. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this shared experience and this community of committed practitioners. Shivaratri, an Indian Shiva festival, is celebrated in February, so Shiva chants will be our focus this month.

“Chanting is a way of getting in touch with yourself. It’s an opening of the heart and letting go of the mind and thoughts. It deepens the channel of grace, and it’s a way of being present in the moment.”

-Krishna Das

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We Appreciate Your Generosity

The work of Show Me Dharma is made possible by the generosity of our supporters. The teachings have been kept alive for over 2,500 years thanks to those who have voluntarily given so that others might benefit.

While there is no obligation, for those able to give monetarily, donations are gratefully accepted. Donations are used to pay our rent and utilities, offer our guests tea, support our teachers, offer retreats by guest teachers, and reach out to the community.

To contribute to Show Me Dharma, please write a check made out to SMD and either leave at the Sangha in the appropriate basket or mail it to SMD, C/O Mellodie Wilson, Treasurer, Show Me Dharma, 1600 W. Broadway, Columbia, Mo 65203.

Show Me Dharma is now able to accept donations online, through the services of Click and Pledge. You may use a credit card to make a one-time donation or to set up a recurring monthly donation. Please use our website to donate on line: http://www.showmedharma.org/giving Show Me Dharma activities are supported exclusively by voluntary donations. All donations to SMD are tax-deductible.

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OTHER PRACTICE/TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

UPCOMING RETREATS AND EVENTS SPONSORED BY MID-AMERICA DHARMA—for details on any of the retreats below, see the Mid-America Dharma website www.midamericadharma.org

Oct. 18-24: Householder Retreat with Robert Brumet in Kansas City, MO. Sponsored by Mid America Dharma. Registration opens Aug. 18.

Nov. 6-8: Non-Residential Retreat with Joe McCormack in Columbia, MO. Sponsored by Mid America Dharma. Registration open Sept. 6

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WEBINAR SERIES LED BY VENERABLE PANNAVATI AND VEWNERABLE PANNADIPA:

KAMMANNA or “FIT FOR ACTION”

The Kammanna or “Fit for Action” Webinar series is designed to offer what other training programs do not: self-mastery and its impact on change.

Webinars are interactive, with core training, 2 break out sessions, handout and practice assignment for the month with individual teacher feedback.

Series Of Events

Bearing WitnessNov. 7th

Unless we can “show up” being willing to listen deeply – not thinking “we” know what “they” need, we are not present to help

Training in Joy and Pleasant Abiding –Dec. 2nd

A study and cultivation of practice that will help you avoid or overcome burn-out

To register for an upcoming event or the entire series, please follow the instructions found at pannavati.org/training-2