ONGOING CLASSES & GROUPS
INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULLNESS MEDITAITON
An Eight-Week Course at Show Me Dharma
Date and Time: Wednesdays 7:00 pm. – 8:30 pm., February 1-March 22, 2023
Location: Show Me Dharma, 1600 W. Broadway, Columbia Missouri (entrance through the parking lot in the back of Unity Church).
Cost: This class is offered on a Dana (voluntary donation) basis
Welcome! You are invited to an Introductory Course on Mindfulness Meditation. In this course we will contemplate our human experience through the breath and body awareness practices, investigate the nature of the mind, cultivate compassion for the thinking mind and our emotional states, and establish a practice for meeting our suffering and that of the world (racism, climate change, illness, etc.) with mindfulness, compassion, and wise response. We will also explore how the Buddha taught that we can transcend suffering.
Each class will tentatively include an introduction to the theme of the day, periods of meditation, a dharma talk, pair or small group practice and discussion, Q&A. Throughout the 8 weeks you will receive suggested “homework” or “home/daily practice,” instructions and guidelines, answers to frequently asked questions, links to guided meditations, etc.
To register go to this google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qeab_ygfsPW9E05HTvuTLe7xrZaJpMuIjdcmUFGYso0/edit
If you have questions, contact Caya Tanski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weekly Sitting Meditation
On Sunday morning (10-11 am) and Tuesday evenings (7:30-8:30 pm) we offer a 30-minute sitting meditation followed by a short dharma talk and discussion. Currently these sessions are offered on Zoom. They are led by a member of the Show Me Dharma teachers’ council. All are welcome. No registration required. For more information visit our FAQs
Monday Morning Class
Meets every Monday 8 - 9:30 am
The Monday morning class is a committed practice group that offers an opportunity to bring the practice of insight meditation into all aspects of daily life. It is for those with several months’ meditation experience. Participants register and commit to regular attendance of the meetings. The class is taught by Joe McCormack and is focused on a dharma book that Joe and the class have selected.
To register or get more information contact Joe McCormack at email@example.com.
Thursday Evening Class
Meets every Thursday 7 - 8:30 pm
The Thursday evening class offers an opportunity to take a deeper dive into the Buddha dharma with the support of committed spiritual friends. The class revolves around the reading of a foundational text that is discussed each week. We focus on how to integrate practice into our daily lives through questions and dialogue. The class is facilitated by a roster of senior students and teachers. Participants commit to daily practice, reading the material and participation in class. It is offered on a dana basis. To register or get more information contact Terry Furstenau at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sutta Study Class
Meets the 1st Monday of each month from 7-9 pm
The Sutta study class reads and discusses the Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha. During each meeting we will begin with a short period of silent meditation, read aloud portions of the sutta readings and explore questions or comments you might have about the text. The focus is both on understanding the teachings and on how they are relevant to your own life and practice. The class is offered on a dana basis and registration is required. Contact Phil Jones at email@example.com for more information.
Living Earth Meditation
Saturdays 9 am
1400 Gary St, Columbia, MO
A cooperative program from:
Columbia Friends Meeting
Show Me Dharma
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia
Click here for more information