WEEKEND NON-RESIDENTIAL RETREAT
led by Kate Dresher
Friday October 27-Sunday October 29
Vipassana, or Insight Meditation, is the art of coming to know the body and heart directly and deeply. The practice of attending to our moment-to-moment experience with growing interest, acceptance and care cultivates a deepening awareness and creates the possibility of true intimacy with and understanding of ourselves, others and all of life. Here, we can discover joy, healing and an ever-growing compassion and wisdom. Increasingly, we access and rest into a natural steadiness, clarity and ease that informs all aspects of how we live and respond to life’s experiences.
Grounded firmly in the teachings of the Buddha, well preserved in the Theravada tradition, vipassana meditation is a direct and reliable path to natural, profound peace and freedom. The weekend retreat will include a Dharma talk on Friday night–open to retreatants as well as the general public– and full practice days on Saturday and Sunday. Practice periods will include alternating periods of sitting, standing and walking meditation. Guidance will be given through meditation instructions, Dhamma talks, q&a sessions and small group practice discussion. Individual practice discussions with the teacher may also be available.
Date and Times:
Friday October 27 from 7:00-9:00 pm Free Public Talk
Saturday October 28 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday October 29 from 9:00 am-12:00 noon, with potluck lunch after the retreat
Location: Show Me Dharma, 1600 West Broadway, Columbia, MO
Cost: $55-$100 sliding scale based on ability to pay. Any amount paid over the base fee of $55 is a tax deductible contribution to Show Me Dharma. Scholarships are available. To request a scholarship, please contact the registrar, Tricia Straub.
About the Teacher: Kate Dresher has been practicing meditation since 1998 and, at the request of her root teacher, Michele McDonald, began teaching in 2010. She has studied with both Asian and Western meditation masters, most notably Venerables Chanmyay Myaing Sayadaw and Sayadaw U Vivekananda, and practiced for a time as a nun in Burma. She has also trained to offer spiritual care, as a Buddhist chaplain, for those facing difficulty or loss. Kate is involved in teaching metta and vipassana retreats primarily in the Northwest U.S. and British Columbia, where she resides. She emphasizes practicing right where we are as a doorway to the natural unfolding of wisdom and love.
For more information please contact Tricia Straub at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at (573) 449-9789