No Tuesday evening meditation on January 1st

Dear Sangha,

Just a reminder, there will NOT be a Tuesday evening meditation session on January 1st, 2019.

Wishing all of you a very happy new year.

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.


Open Meditation Will Be Held on Christmas Day, 12 – 1 pm

Open Meditation Will Be Held on Christmas Day, December 25 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
On  Christmas Day, Tuesday December 25, Show Me Dharma is offering an open hour of meditation, from 12:00-1:00 pm, led by Linda Pluschke. All are welcome to come and meditate for as long or as little as their schedule allows. People are welcome to bring light snacks or a drink to follow the open sit if they wish. This is offered on a dana (voluntary donation) basis. Please feel free to join Linda for this practice time.

Rescheduled Non-Residential Retreat Led by Kate Dresher – Jan 18-20

Non-Residential Retreat
Led by Kate Dresher
JANUARY 18-20, 2019
Note: If you registered for the November retreat, you do not need to fill out the complete registration form again. There are just two questions which require your response. Once you enter your email id and name, you can select an option that will direct you to the correct questions. 

We are delighted that Kate Dresher will be offering a nonresidential weekend meditation retreat from January 18-20. The topic will be  Friendliness: A Basis for Awareness. On Friday, January 18 there will be a free public talk open to the public, with the retreat held on Saturday January 19, 9:00-5:00, and Sunday January 20, 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.