Weekend Retreat led by Kate Drescher
We are delighted that Kate Dresher will be offering a nonresidential weekend meditation retreat in November. On Friday there will be a free public talk open to the public, with the retreat held on Saturday 9:00-5:00, and Sunday 9:00-12:00. We will have potluck lunch after the Sunday session.
led by Rose Metro
First Sunday of Each Month 2:00-3:30 pm
beginning in September
Parenting is hard.
(Well, it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done).
It’s even harder to parent mindfully—noticing your feelings and reactions, observing your words and actions, responding to your child’s needs, and being compassionate to everyone involved.
Date and Time: First Sunday of each month, September – May 2:00-3:30 pm
Location: Show Me Dharma
Text: We will read Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting
Cost: This class is offered on a dana (voluntary donation) basis.
Sliding scale onsite childcare is available!
Also feel free to keep little ones with you.
Please contact Rose at rose.metro@gmail.com if you are interested in joining or for more information.

Residential Retreat with Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia

June 14-17, 2018
Registration opens March 14 and closes May 31

Residential Retreat with Shaila Catherine and Philip Jones

August 9-16, 2018
Registration opens May 9 and closes July 30


3 Day Non-Residential Taught by Bridget Rolens

Oct 12-14, 2018
Registration opens Aug 12 and closes Oct 4


Householder Retreat Multi-Day Non-Residential Retreat
Taught by Robert Brumet

Fall 2018
Kansas City, MO
Dates and specific location to be determined


To ensure everyone has a safe and wholesome retreat, we ask each retreatant to honor The Five Precepts throughout the retreat.
For more information, contact us or call Carl Wingo at 573-449-1307.
The Heartwood Retreat Center, located in Hendersonville, North Carolina, offers retreats in a variety of Buddhist and other spiritual traditions. There are self-retreats as noted below, as well as retreats led by Venerable Pannavati and others. For a listing of retreat opportunities, please visit

HW provides a charming and comfortable space for study, contemplation and intensive practice  without imposing a rigid format.

You have the support and guidance of our teachers, and access to the weekly offerings
(there’s something for you to participate in every day…from yoga to meditation to Qigong!).
Close to Ashville, NC, Pisgah and Dupont Forests, you are invited to visit Heartwood and
explore what makes the Smoky Mountains the ideal location for your next retreat.
Self-Optimization Seminar
Taught by James Oermann


Date and Time: Saturday, February 24. 2018, 3-6 PM
Location: Good Nature, 23 N. 10th St., Columbia, MO
Cost: $24


An introduction to finding one’s best self, mindfulness meditation, finding one’s greater purpose, and inner happiness. The workshop will be on topics of introduction to mindfulness meditation, self-improvement through self-awareness, finding greater purpose in life, and finding inner peace. I will introduce breath and awareness meditation to those who are not familiar with it, cover how it is useful in discovering one’s true self, how it is beneficial for blood pressure, fighting cancer, fighting addictions, and very similar to cognitive behavioral therapy. Emphasis will be on the teaching of Dr. Wayne Dyer, and also improving one’s spiritual energy through lifestyle, diet, and more.

About the Teacher:

James Oermann has been practicing mindful living about twenty years, studied at the Birmingham Buddhist Vihara, and London Buddhist Society in the UK, City of Ten Thousand Buddhas in Ukiah, CA, and taught a spiritual energy and yoga class at Solar Yoga in St. Louis two years. He has written in 2011 the book A Collection of Tales which is on Amazon under the name Jim Boer. In the book he discusses topics of spirituality in contemporary America, and includes historic fiction pieces about mindfulness in daily living.
For more information see Facebook community “Self Improvement Through Mindfulness” and Event on Facebook at Good Nature’s pages.


Online Courses Taught by Shaila Catherine
Satipatthāna Part 2:  Mindfulness of Mind
   Coming in 2018, Dates TBA
The Satipatthāna Sutta, an important and practical discourse, has influenced most of the approaches to mindfulness and insight meditation that we practice today. This online course will work with the practices and teachings that are found in the Satipatthāna Sutta with a focus on the three satipatthānas related to mind.
This is the second in a two part Satipatthāna Series, however, it is not necessary to have taken the previous course (on mindfulness of body) to attend this second course (on mindfulness of mind). Newcomers are welcome to register for this course, and may choose to attend part one at a later date.

The course will include recorded lectures, reading assignments, sutta study, guided meditations, discussion forums, and optional audio conferences with Shaila Catherine. The core text will be Perspectives on Satipatthāna by Bhikkhu Analayo. This course is suitable for all levels of experience.

Additional details will be available at a later date.
For more information or to register, go to http://www.bodhicourses.org/satipatthana-mindfulness-of-body
Cape Town, South Africa