Ozarks Dharma Community (ODC) is a Buddhist Meditation Group in Southwest Missouri sharing the Buddha's teachings in a practical way. We are a diverse group of practitioners and we welcome all.
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.
Last updated 1/19/22 Due to omicron, all of our events have been shifted to online only events ; please join us on Zoom . Here is a handy table of our Zoom offerings for your reference. If you have questions, please contact email@example.com . Room Saturday Meeting ID Zoom Link Saturday Sit room Saturday Sit, 9 AM 225 818 0988 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2258180988
Due to omicron, this course has been rescheduled to February 24, March 3, and March 10. We invite you to four evenings that seek to introduce the fundamentals of meditation and mindfulness. While the course will be taught by Ozarks Dharma Community members who have adopted Buddhist practices, the course is appropriate for a secular/non-Buddhist, as well as a Buddhist, audience; anyone willing to deepen their understanding of meditation concepts and practice approaches is welcome. Week 1: Introduction to Meditation & Posture - Rhett Week 2: Using Breath as an object of meditation - Kris Week 3: Working with thoughts - Don Week 4: Cultivating a daily practice - John
Dear Ozarks Dharma Community, As you know, the novel coronavirus situation continues to evolve rapidly. Our healthcare leaders have advised that reduced in-person interaction can help slow transmission of this virus. We live in an interdependent world, and can work together to reduce the potential for harm to ourselves and others. It is in this light that Ozarks Dharma Community has decided to suspend our regular in-person sessions on Saturday mornings and Thursday evenings until further notice. That said, we will continue to connect with one another, and to meditate together on Saturday mornings in a virtual setting, online using Zoom. We will begin to meet online starting Saturday, March 21st. Below is the URL/link that you can click on to join a “zoom meeting” to participate in our Saturday morning online sessions, as well as links and numbers you may need if joining by phone: URL/ link to Join our Zoom Meeting (updated 3/27/20): https://zoom.us/j/22581809