Monday, January 18, 2016

No Meditation February 6 & 13 for Lunar New Year

Mark your calendars - Lunar New Year is coming up and our friends at the Vietnamese temple will be preparing for it and celebrating.  Because there will be lots of activity and noise during this festive time, we will cancel meditation for 2 upcoming Saturdays, February 6 and 13. We will resume meditation on Saturday Feb 20.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Register Now for our Fall 2015 Retreat at Trinity Hills

Welcome the changing seasons with us and join our one-day fall retreat on Sunday, October 25th, at the wonderful Trinity Hills Retreat Center just 20 minutes east of Springfield in Rogersville, MO.  For customized driving directions, click here.

What to expect: 
The retreat will begin at 9 am and last until 4 pm.  If spending the entire day is not possible, you are free to come in the morning and stay until lunchtime. The day will consist of sitting and walking meditation. After an initial sitting, you will be free to practice in whatever way you choose, until we come together to sit one last time around 3:30 pm. Guided meditation and instruction is available on request.

What to bring:

  • A brown bag lunch. There is a kitchen with refrigerator and microwave available for our use. Light snacks and water will be provided.  
  • Your own meditation cushion, pillow or blanket if you have one. We will have blankets, two meditation benches and a small number of cushions available.  
  • Layered clothing. There are many places outside for sitting and walking meditation, so you may want to dress in layers for indoors and outdoors. 

How to Register: 
To hold your space, please download, print and fill out the registration form. The second page of the registration form is a Hold Harmless Agreement for the Trinity Hills facility. Please fill out both the registration form and Hold Harmless Agreement and mail them to the address listed on the registration form. 

A $20 donation is suggested, but no one will be turned away due to a lack of funds. Email us at to learn more about our limited scholarships.

For any questions, please email us at ozarksdharma@gmail.com or message us on Facebook. We look forward to meditating with you!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

No Meditation on Saturday, July 4

We will not be meeting this Saturday the 4th of July at the Temple for morning meditation due to the holiday. 

Hope to see you'all the following week. 

Until then, much goodwill!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Invitation From Dinh Quang Buddhist Temple


Our friends at  Dinh Quang Buddhist Temple have invited us to join their New Year's Celebration this upcoming Sunday, February 22.

You can drop in anytime from 9 am to 2 pm.

There will be plenty of food and conversation, as well as an opportunity to give donations to support their ongoing costs.


Sunday, September 21, 2014

New Online Class Beginning Soon

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The Reflective Mind and the Four Noble Truths
A Five Week, Practice-Oriented Exploration
Based on the Teachings of Ajahn Sumedho

An Online, Interactive Course
October 13 thru November 14, 2014
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Our reflections will be organized around Ajahn Sumedho's short book, The Four Noble Truths. It is available online, without cost, in pdf or in HTML format. 

To participate in this course, each week you will be 1) meditating, 2) reading a chapter or article, 3) completing an activity, 4) posting reflections on the discussion forum, and 5) replying to at least one other participant's reflections.

Participants will need access to the internet at least twice a week, a free Canvas student learning account, and a commitment to completing the readings, activities and discussions each week.

There is no charge for participating in the class.

For more information, or to register for the course, 
please send an email to: 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Fall Retreat at Little Portion Retreat Center

We are happy to announce that we will be having a one-day retreat on Sunday, October 26th, at the beautiful Little Portion Retreat Center in Republic.  The retreat will begin at 9 am and last until 4 pm.  If spending the entire day is not feasible, you are free to come in the morning and stay until lunchtime.  A $15 donation is suggested, but no one will be turned away due to a lack of funds.  Bring a brown bag lunch--a kitchen with refrigerator and microwave is available for our use.  We will have blankets, two meditation benches and a small number of cushions available, but you are welcome to bring your own.  There are many places outside to practice sitting and walking meditation, so you may want to bring whatever you need to sit outside comfortably.  Holly will give a brief talk in the morning after our first group sitting, but the rest of the day you will be free to practice in whatever way you choose, until we come together to sit one last time around 3:30 pm.

You can find a Google Map to Little Portion HERE.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us: ozarksdharma@gmail.com.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Going Nature's Way

Ayya Dipa composed an essay about her practice in the midst of suffering:

"Life keeps happening: there is birth, aging, sickness and death and the way beyond it all."

You can read her essay by clicking on the images below of downloading the pdf.