Classes

To see the teachers and topics for each class, please see the CALENDAR

SUNDAY MORNING MEDITATION

Day and Time: Meets Sunday, 10:30-11:30 am  (this month’s schedule)

Location: Show Me Dharma 1600 W. Broadway, Columbia

Cost: Dana (donations)

No registration requiredopen to all

The Sunday Service is designed to help us bring together three blessings of our spiritual practice–the blessing of body, the blessing of heart and mind in balance, and the blessing of sharing the results of our mindful actions for the benefit and welfare of all beings. We will begin our morning of practice together with a short period of mindful movement (for example, gentle stretching or walking meditation), followed by a 30-minute period of sitting practice with instruction designed to bring balance to heart and mind.  We will end the sitting with the sharing of metta (lovingkindness) followed by a short talk designed to bring our practices into the ordinary efforts of our work, our lives with our friends and families—the lives we live. Come start your week with us!


 TUESDAY NIGHT BASICS OF INSIGHT MEDITATION

Basics of Insight Meditation

Day and Time: Meets every Tuesday, 7:30 to 8:30 pm (this month’s schedule)

Location: Show Me Dharma 1600 West Broadway, Columbia

Cost: Dana (donations)

No registration requiredopen to all

If youre new to meditation, youre welcome to come soon after the door opens at 7:15 to receive a brief orientation.

Our Basics of Insight Meditation series  provides instruction and direct experience in many of the foundational aspects of insight meditation, including concentration and insight practice, the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, mindfulness in daily life, the three characteristics of existence, and the Brahmaviharas.

The class format includes a brief Dharma talk, meditation instruction, and a 30-minute meditation period, with an optional discussion period following the tea break.


 Committed Practice Classes

COMMITTED PRACTICE GROUPS  FOR Spring 2016 RESUMING—NEW MEMBERS WITH THREE MONTHS’ PRACTICE EXPERIENCE ARE WELCOME TO JOIN

The Committed Practice Groups are now open for registration for our next session. Both the Monday morning and the Thursday evening classes will be using a book. 

Monday Morning Group 8:00 am-9:30 am, with Beth Shoyer and Joe McCormack 

Thursday Evening Group 7:00 pm-8:30 pm, with Terry Furstenau and Armine Alioto

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.

Registration:

For 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.

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

For both classes, if you are a current member of the class and plan on attending, there is no need to do anything. If you would like to drop out for awhile please let us know. The books are being ordered and are available for a small donation.

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.


 

Beginning Meditation Class – beginning September 14th , 2016!

SIX-WEEK INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION CLASS

BEGINNING WEDNESDAY September 14th 

MORE DETAILS HERE

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