October 2019 NEWSLETTER – SHOW ME DHARMA

October 2019 NEWSLETTER – SHOW ME DHARMAShow Me Dharma Fri 10/4/2019 10:37 PM

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE
CAROL BLOTTER RETREAT NOVEMBER 1-3

MEET AND GREET POTLUCK ON OCTOBER 6

NEW COURSE: INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS MEDITATION BEGINS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

COMMITTED PRACTICE CLASSES BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER SUTTA STUDY GROUP LED BY PHIL JONES

REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEDITATION SESSIONS SUNDAY MORNING 10:30 AM AND TUESDAY EVENINGS 7:30 PM

NEW EVENT: SUNDAY SOCIAL!!

OPEN MEDITATION SESSIONS SATURDAY AFTERNOON 3:30-5:00 PM THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY

SCROLL AND READ BELOW FOR DETAILED INFORMATION SEND QUESTIONS IF ANY TO SHOWMEDHARMA@GMAIL.COM

VISIT OUR WEBSITE Continue reading

Weekend Retreat Led By Carol Blotter

INSIGHT MEDITATION RETREAT
LED BY CAROL BLOTTER
Friday November 1-Sunday November 3 at Show Me Dharma
Exploring The Third Noble Truth
The Buddha’s Four Noble Truths are the groundwork for all his teachings across all branches of Buddhism. Typically we spend a lot of time understanding – viscerally – the first which is that the problems of life seem to cause dukkha (suffering, being distressed and upset, being unhappy at times and so forth). We work to see experientially how suffering happens (the second truth) by using practices from the fourth. Somehow we trust that the third noble truth – that it is possible for suffering to cease – is true.
This retreat will explore a few facets of that truth. What is the cessation of dukkha? What does it mean? How do the two prongs of Wisdom and Love that our practices teach help lead us to that truth? How do we experience the cessation?
This retreat is appropriate for any skill level of meditation – from beginner to advanced. We all long for life to be a bit easier.
TO REGISTER FOR THE RETREAT CLICK HERE:
Retreat Details:
Cost: Sliding scale of $60-$100 depending on ability to pay. Scholarships are available. To request a scholarship, please contact the registrar, Tricia Straub.
Location: Show Me Dharma, 1600 West Broadway, Columbia, MO
Retreat Schedule:
Friday Night Free Public Talk 7:00-9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am-12:00 pm, with potluck lunch after retreat
About the Teacher: Carol Blotter has led more than 60 retreats across the United States and has taught over 75 classes in meditation. Her 25+ years practice and study has led to a blending of Insight (Vipassana) Meditation and non-duality teachings. She is the primary teacher of Chelsea Meditation Group in Chelsea, Michigan. Since 2004, Carol’s primary teacher has been Matthew Flickstein. She has studied under Matt for over 10 years, has been with him at over 60 weeklong retreats, has taken numerous teacher training programs and has co-led retreats with him. Carol initially studied Insight Meditation and Dzogchen with Barbara Brodsky, the founder of Deep Spring Center in Michigan. Carol has also been involved with the Quaker tradition since 1979. She has taught about some of the mystics influencing Quakerism as well as ways to resolve conflict through building unity and deep listening practices.
For more information, please call the registrar Tricia Straub at (573) 449-9789.
TO REGISTER FOR THE RETREAT CLICK HERE:

May my friends, family, and loved ones – all whom I hold dear –
be free from suffering and the roots of suffering.
May we be happy. May we be peaceful. May we be free.
May all beings be happy. May all beings be peaceful.May all here live with ease, free from suffering and the roots of suffering.
May we open to the joy within us, and be happy.
May we let go of the bounds of the heart-mind, awaken, and be free.
Metta

 

November Newsletter- 2014

This month in the newsletter:

WEEKEND MEDITATION RETREAT WITH KATE DRESHER NOVEMBER 14-16
SHOW ME DHARMA BOARD MEETING SUNDAY NOVEMBER 16, 1:00 PM
OPEN MEDITATION SESSIONS SATURDAYS 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
SUNDAY AND TUESDAY MEDITATION CLASSES CONTINUE
COMMITTED PRACTICE CLASSES CONTINUE
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!! SPRING RETREAT WITH GINA SHARPE MARCH 13-15
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!! SPRING RETREAT WITH VENERABLE PANNAVATI APRIL 10-12
Other meditation opportunities…

Continue reading

Beginning Meditation Class: 10-01-14

Terry Furstenau will lead a six week introduction to meditation class at Show Me Dharma, beginning Wednesday, October 1. The class meets from 6:30 to 8 pm for 6 weeks. Whether you are beginning meditation practice, wanting to increase your commitment to your meditation practice, find a community of support, or clarify your understanding, this 6-week series may be for you.

Dates and Time: Wednesday Evenings 6:30 pm-8:00 pm, October 1 to November 5, 2014

Location: Show Me Dharma Center, 1600 Broadway

Cost: Offered on a dana (donation) basis

We will be exploring meditation on the cushion as well as in daily life. We will work to strengthen our ability to notice and short circuit painful habitual patterns, even as we develop acceptance for the difficult aspects of our personality. Our focus will continue to remain on how we experience this mystery we call ‘life’ and we’ll include plenty of time for questions and sharing.

Each class will consist of a talk, meditation practice, and group discussion. This class is appropriate for new sitters as well as those that would like to re-establish their practice. Bring friends or relatives that have an interest. The class is offered on a dana basis.

Registration is required. Contact Terry at tfurstenau@gmail.com or at 660-248-1770 to register or get more information.