Remote Tuesday Night Meditation

Tuesday March 17th Show Me Dharma will be hosting the Tuesday Night Meditation remotely over zoom. The session will include meditation instruction, a 30-40 minute sit, dharma talk and a general discussion. Participants will be muted on join and we’ll open up discussion for Q&A after the dharma talk.

Please join us at 7:30pm at the following link: https://zoom.us/j/2194921379 .

Zoom is very easy to use even if you’ve never experienced it before. If you do not have zoom on your computer or phone, clicking the link will allow you to download the app and join the meeting. You can join the sitting with either audio or video on your device or you can call in at 301-715-8592. If you have any questions ahead of the session, feel free to email us at showmedharma@gmail.com.

Temporary Closing of our Meeting Space

Dear Sangha members,
Due to the COVID 19 virus pandemic, and consistent with what many other sanghas have been deciding, Show Me Dharma has decided to suspend in person classes until April 15.
During that time, the teachers collective is working to provide an online way of continuing to offer our classes and meetings, using Zoom, an online meeting application.
The Monday morning class scheduled for March 16 is cancelled, but will resume next Monday. Our Zoom meetings will begin with the Monday evening March 16 Sutta Study, and will include the Tuesday Evening, Thursday Evening, and Sunday Morning meetings.
The teachers of these meetings will be in contact with those enrolled in the classes. For meetings without fixed enrollment, further instructions will be forthcoming.
The teachers collective and the Board will continue to serve the sangha to the best of our abilities. For each sangha member, we wish for peace, compassion, and continued mindfulness during this time.
With Metta,
Show Me Dharma

Upcoming Cancellations

Regretfully, due to concerns regarding the Covid 19 corona virus and the desire the keep the community safe, the 10:00 am sitting at Show Me Dharma will not take place this Sunday, March 15. Also the retreat scheduled for April 3-5, “The Mindfulness of Letting Go,” led by Robert Hodge, has been cancelled. If you have already registered you will be notified individually to make arrangements for a full refund.

The Teachers and Board Members are working together to plan for serving our Sangha to the best and most safest of our abilities during this time. Decisions regarding next week’s meetings are still to be made. Please look for further communications regarding our activities for next week, and as this situation evolves.

[Cancelled] Non-Residential Insight Meditation Retreat 4/3 to 4/5

This event has been cancelled

Mindfulness of Letting Go
led by Robert Hodge MD
Friday April 3-Sunday April 5

The Buddha was a specialist in suffering just as a physician specializes in specific disease. “What I teach now as before, O monks, is suffering and the cessation of suffering.” In his prescription for happiness (The Eightfold Path), he stated three skillful intentions to adopt: letting go, loving-kindness and compassion. In this retreat, we will be exploring the first intention, letting go, the abandoning of our attachments (clinging). The Buddha stated that when we let go of clinging, suffering ceases. Through the practice of mindfulness, we can discover how to let go and be free.

Retreat Schedule: Free Public Talk Friday April 3, 7:00-8:30 pm,
Saturday April 4, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday, April 5, 9:00 am-12:00 noon with potluck lunch after the retreat

Location: Friday night and Saturday held in Fillmore Room at Unity of Columbia, Sunday morning and potluck held at Show Me Dharma

Cost: Sliding scale of $65-$100 depending on ability to pay. Scholarships are available. To request a scholarship, please contact the registrar, Karen Hodges.

About the teacher:Bob is the founder and principle dharma teacher at White Hall Meditation, Charlottesville, Virginia. He returned to Virginia in 2013 after 16 years in Columbia, Missouri. In addition to his professional internal medicine career at the University of Missouri, he was an Insight Meditation teacher at Show Me Dharma. He has studied under Matt Flickstein and the late Ginny Morgan, in addition to attending numerous meditation retreats and teacher-training courses. He has also served on the faculty of medicine at the University of Virginia.

For more information, please contact registrar
Karen Hodges at klynninterp@gmail.com or at (573) 999-3649