Upcoming Retreats


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.
Those of us who have attended a retreat with Kate know what a gifted inspiring teacher she is. Please consider attending this wonderful opportunity to deepen your practice. More information will be shared as it becomes available.
About the teacher: Kate Dresher has been practicing Buddhist meditation for nearly 20 years. She began teaching in 2010 at the request of her root teacher, Michele McDonald. Kate’s training has been primarily in the lineage of Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma and her practice has been guided most notably by Chanmyay Myaing Sayadaw and Sayadaw U Vivekananda. She has practiced as a nun in Myanmar and has received clinical pastoral training. Prior to following a spiritual calling, she received an undergraduate degree in engineering and a doctorate in economics. Kate’s sharing of the Dhamma emphasizes practicing right where we are as a doorway to the natural unfolding of wisdom and love. She teaches metta and vipassana retreats in the U.S. and British Columbia. She also provides ongoing support and guidance to individual practitioners. Kate currently resides in Portland, OR.


Daylong Meditation Retreat

Mindfulness of the Body and Insight Dialogue

led by Show Me Dharma Teachers
Saturday July 21, 9:00 am-5:00 pm


Mindfulness of the Body is one of the fundamental teachings of Buddhism and its application in Insight Meditation. This daylong retreat will explore becoming more awake to the unfolding experience of the body, emphasizing both direct, immediate, mindful experience of the body, and the Buddha’s teachings on mindfulness of the body. Insight Dialogue is an interpersonal meditation practice that brings together meditative awareness, the wisdom teachings of the Buddha, and relationship.
Date and Time: Saturday July 21, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Location: Show Me Dharma, 1600 West Broadway
Cost: This daylong retreat is offered on a dana (voluntary donation) basis. As such, there is no set fee for the retreat. Dana is a Pali word that translates as generosity, and generosity is one of the foundations of the practice of the dharma. We ask that you offer dana to cover the expenses of the retreat, and to support the work of Show Me Dharma, mindfully taking into consideration your ability to donate and what your heart leads you to offer.
For more information, please contact Joe McCormack at metta41856@gmail.com
Registration is full. Only Waitlist available.
APRIL 6-8, 2018
Friday, April 6, 7- 8:30 pm, Free public talk
Saturday, April 7, 09:00 – 5 pm.
Sunday, April 8, 09:00- Noon. There will be a vegetarian potluck after the retreat!

What makes me tick?  Why do I keep getting caught up in behaviors that create so much suffering?  Who am I really?  If there is no self, who is suffering? If you have wondered about these or other questions around how to break the patterns that cause suffering, then consider joining us for the upcoming retreat on Dependent Origination (also known as the Law of Conditionality).  This important teaching explains the creation of suffering as a looping chain of events that perpetuates craving and the illusion of a self.  During this weekend retreat, we will discern how this dependently originated cycle occurs and how we get stuck in perpetuating the sense of unsatisfactoriness and the illusion of an independent permanent self.  We’ll also explore two ways to break the cycle. 

Please join Show Me Dharma for a non-residential weekend retreat led by Carol Blotter, April 6-8, 2018. The theme for the retreat is Dependent Origination.

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.