[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

Family Sangha


We are re-starting our Family Sangha! On Sunday March 1 from 2:30 to 3:30 we will get together for some intergenerational mindfulness activities and also planning for what we want the group to look like in the future. All ages are welcome, as well as people with and without families, are welcome to attend. Contact us with questions at familysanghacomo@gmail.com, or connect with us on facebook at @familysanghacomo.

Upcoming Daylong Retreat February 2nd

Note: This is for a retreat that has already happened.

Daylong Retreat
The Practice of Meditation: Working with Concentration, Insight, and More
Led By the Show Me Dharma Teachers Collective (teachers will be announced)
Date and Time: Sunday February 2  9:00 am-4:00 pm
Location: Show Me Dharma, 1600 West Broadway, Columbia
Cost: This retreat is offered on a dana (voluntary donation) basis


In this retreat we will explore a number of meditation practices that are part of the Theravada Buddhist tradition, including concentration practice, insight practice, and choiceless awareness. Our intention will be to provide practice instructions for each of these. We will also explore the ways in which each of these practices moves us in the direction of wisdom, freedom, kindness, and compassion.


This retreat will be held in noble silence. We will have alternating periods of sitting meditation and walking meditation. There will be brief talks by the teachers, as well as opportunities to ask questions. Please consider taking this opportunity to deepen your practice.
The retreat will be held on a Dana basis. We do ask you to bring a sack lunch, which will be eaten in Noble Silence.



The regular Sunday sit will happen during the retreat. Please be mindful of Noble Silence when you arrive, during the sit and when you leave. Thank you.

[Finished] Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

Please note this course has completed.

A new Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation class will start Wednesday, January 22 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm and meet every Wednesday for 6 weeks and offered on a Dana (voluntary donation) basis.

Mindfulness meditation, or vipassana, is a 2500 year-old Buddhist practice that can benefit every aspect of your life. Vipassana can help you relax, cope with work and family stress, deeply heal your emotional life and lead you to spiritual freedom.

The class will be taught by Terry Furstenau (tfurstenau@gmail.com). Each class will consist of a talk, meditation practice, and group discussion. This class is taught on a donation basis.