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Community Meditation by Candlelight - Nov 15, 2018

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New to meditation or looking for a peaceful evening of practice? Connect with others for a Community Meditation by Candlelight on Thursday evening, November 15th from 6:30-7:30pm. Ozarks Dharma Community will host this free event in The Gallery at National Avenue Christian Church (parking and directions here). All are welcome.

This relaxed format includes:
Brief Intro with help on posture, etc as neededSitting Meditation 30 min with first 10 min guidedShort Break 5 min in silenceClosing Metta/Lovingkindness Meditation 15 min briefly guided Cushions, blankets, mats and chairs are available. You are also welcome to bring your own.

Questions? Contact us via facebook or email Rowena at rowena.raborar@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you!

Community Meditation by Candlelight - Sep 13, 2018

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Are you new to meditation or looking for a peaceful evening of practice? Connect with others for a Community Meditation by Candlelight on Thursday evening, September 13th from 6:30-8pm. Ozarks Dharma Community will host this free event in The Gallery at National Avenue Christian Church (parking and directions here). All are welcome.

This relaxed format includes:
Brief introduction20 min sitting meditation (first 10 minutes guided)20 min walking meditation (first 5 minutes guided)25 min sitting meditation (silent) Closing gratitude practice (there will be some time for questions and conversation after the closing).  Cushions, blankets, mats and chairs are available. You are also welcome to bring your own.

Questions? Contact us via facebook or email us at ozarksdharma@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you!






August Saturday Study - The Noble Eightfold Path

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Our most recent Saturday Study meeting was August 25, 2018. The topic was  "The Noble Eightfold Path (Part 1)." Saturday Study meetings usually occur on the 3rd Saturday of every month after our regular 9am meditation. Our next Saturday Study is scheduled for September 15, 2018. The meeting will start around 10:15am and last about 45 minutes.

If you're just joining this series, you can review our August 25 material by listening to  "The Noble Eightfold Path (Part 11)" by American Buddhist teacher, Upasaka Culadasa here.

We've been studying over several months. The complete curriculum (specifically, Parts 7-12) is available here.  We welcome your participation at any point.

Pre-meeting notes for the Aug 25 discussion, read hereLooking for Saturday Study support? Join our Saturday Study facebook group. This is a "closed group" which simply means you need to request to join through the facebook app or by emailing us your facebook username at ozarks…

New Readings for Weekly Saturday Meditations

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Every 9am Saturday Group Meditation is followed by a short and lively discussion on a Buddhist text. This week we'll begin exploring the Samyutta Nikaya, known as the "Connected Discourses of the Buddha." These short discourses are "connected" or "grouped" by theme.

The full collection contains 2,889 suttas but we'll be working from a curated list here. Each week's upcoming verse will be posted on our calendar page and facebook. On Saturday, June 9, 2018, we'll start with SN 1.1 "Crossing Over the Flood." You can read it here.

As a reminder, Saturday meditations and discussions are always open to newcomers and familiar faces alike. And if it's your first time, get new visitor details here. We look forward to sitting and sharing with you.

Link list:

For a summary of where the Samyutta Nikaya (SN) sits within the Pali Canon, see Jeff's notes here. For the curated, online version of the SN translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu, cl…

Join us for a Daylong Meditation Retreat at the Hermitage, Lake Pomme de Terre - May 20, 2018

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Join Ozarks Dharma Community for a Daylong Meditation Retreat at the Hermitage.
When: Sunday, May 20, 2018, 9am-4pm WhereHermitage Spiritual Retreat Center near Lake Pomme de Terre, 1.25 hours north of Springfield  Take the time to slow down, breathe and relax, and cultivate mindfulness with fellow yogis in the beauty of nature. New and experienced meditators are welcome.

If you plan to attend the retreat, please put your name on the Retreat Sign-up Sheet at our next 9am Saturday Meditation. Or send your name, phone and email to ozarksdharma@gmail.com by Monday, May 14.
FORMAT8:30am  Registration
The suggested donation is $15 per person at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Any amount paid above $15 helps those who may not otherwise be able to attend.

9:00am  Retreat Begins
Guidance for new meditators will be available at the start of the retreat. The remainder of the day will be held in Noble Silence. Group sitting periods of 40 minutes each will be woven thro…

Saturday Study in May: "The Four Noble Truths" continues on May 19, 2018

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Our Saturday Study series continues on May 19, 2018. The theme is "The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path." Saturday Study meetings occur on the 3rd Saturday of every month after our regular 9am meditation. Each Saturday Study meeting will start around 10:15am and last about 45 minutes.

Before joining us on May 19, please listen to the 60-minute dharma talk, "The Four Noble Truths (Part 8)" by American Buddhist teacher, Upasaka Culadasa here.

We'll delve into The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path over several months. The complete curriculum (specifically, Parts 7-12) is available here.  We welcome your participation at any point but you may develop a richer understanding if you are able to attend consistently over time.

Pre-meeting notes for the May 19 discussion, read hereLooking for Saturday Study support? Join our Saturday Study facebook group. This is a "closed group" which simply means you need to request to join through the facebo…

Join our next Saturday Study on "The Four Noble Truths" - April 21, 2018

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We're excited to begin our new Saturday Study series on The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path. Saturday Study meetings occur on the 3rd Saturday of every month after our regular 9am meditation. Each Saturday Study meeting will start around 10:15am and last about 45 minutes.

Our next Saturday Study is on April 21, 2018. Before coming, please listen to the 45-minute dharma talk, "The Four Noble Truths (Part 7)" by American Buddhist teacher, Upasaka Culadasa here.

We'll delve into The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path over several months. We welcome your participation at any point but you may develop a richer understanding if you are able to attend consistently over time.

Want complete details on Saturday Study? Read hereLooking for Saturday Study support? Join our Saturday Study facebook group. This is a "closed group" which simply means you need to request to join through the facebook app or by emailing us your facebook username at ozarksdhar…