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Dear Friends,
Our Spring Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation class is in progress and it has been extended through April. Class began on Wednesday January 16th and will now go through April 24th, from 6:30 to 8 pm, with the exception of two weeks off during the weeks from March 17th to March 31st.
What: Introduction to Meditation: The Basics of Mindfulness Meditation as taught by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach
Where: ShowMe Dharma, 1600 W. Broadway, Columbia MO
When: Wednesdays 6:30 to 8 pm, January 16 through April 24th. (2 weeks off between March 17th and March 31st))
Who: Facilitated by Caya Tanski
Cost: Donations (Dana)
Registration is required: To REGISTER for the class, click HERE
This introduction to meditation class is covering the basics of mindfulness meditation. It will help you discover or deepen the power of awareness and presence in your everyday life. If you can’t be at all the classes, it can still be helpful to simply attend the ones that you can attend as we regularly review.
The dharma talks in this class are presented via video projection and are taught by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach, internationally renowned Theravadan vipassana teachers.
Classes will consist of meditation practice, dharma talks by Jack or Tara, class discussion of video talks, and sharing of class participants’ personal experience with meditation.
The main topics covered in this introduction class are the following:
* Establishing a Practice
* Awakening in the Body
* Mindfulness of Emotions
* Freedom from Thoughts
* Dealing with challenges in the practice
* Trauma and Healing
* Art of Lovingkindness
* Training in Forgiveness
* Mindful Relationships

For more information about the class, please contact Caya at
This class is available to anyone inside or outside Show Me Dharma. It is for people who are new to practice or those who are interested in re-establishing a practice.


Day and Time: Meets Sunday, 10:30-11:30 am.

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!


Day and Time: Meets every Tuesday, 7:30 to 8:30 pm.

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.

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


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 Linda Plushcke, Phil Jones, 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.


For the Monday Morning Group: Please Contact Joe McCormack at or Beth Shoyer at or call 573 864-5617 to arrange a brief phone interview.

For the Thursday Evening Group: Please contact Armine Alioto at 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.


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