Showing posts from February, 2018

Retreat Opportunity with Heather Sundberg in St. Louis, April 17-22, 2018

Imagine developing an internal environment in which the heart orients towards friendliness, caring, gratitude and a non-reactive balance – this is the amazing invitation of developing Heart Practices! Learn these practices with Insight Meditation teacher, Heather Sundberg , April 17-22, 2018 in St. Louis MO. Heather has studied with senior teachers in the Insight Meditation (Vipassana) and Tibetan (Vajrayana) traditions. She completed the Spirit Rock/IMS Teacher Training program and has been teaching since 1999. Heather’s style is warm and practical, emphasizing embodiment (to balance out the ‘over-headiness’ of our general culture) including strong heartfulness in practice. This retreat will be held in the supportive tone of Noble Silence, with daily instructions and guided practice on qualities of the awakening heart (lovingkindness, compassion, joy and equanimity). Prerequisites: One retreat (at least a weekend, residential or non-residential) in mindfulness practice, o

April seminar at Tibetan Buddhist Katog Mountain Retreat Center in AR

This April 13-15, Katog Mountain Retreat Center in northwest Arkansas will host Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Khenchen Tsultrim Lodro Rinpoche for a 3-day seminar called "Heartdrop of My Heart Advice." Seminar and teacher details here .  If you'd like to attend & carpool, please contact ODC member Haiyuan Xiong at freeflyhai (at) 

Join us for a Candlelight Meditation March 7, 2018

Please join Ozarks Dharma Community for an hour-long candlelight meditation on Wednesday evening, March 7, 2018, at 7:00 pm. We will host this in The Gallery at National Avenue Christian Church (the same space where we meet for our weekly Saturday meditations). See our Visiting page for directions and parking info. The format: • Brief introduction • 20 min sitting meditation (first 10 min guided) • 20 min walking or standing meditation (instruction if needed) • 20 min sitting meditation (silent) • Brief closing, then a little time to visit Floor cushions and blankets are available in limited quantity; you are welcome to bring your own. If you prefer to sit in a chair, we have plenty. Please plan to be seated by 7:00pm. If you're new to meditation or would like a refresher, come 15 minutes early for more detailed guidance. Questions? Email us at ozarksdharma (at) We look forward to sitting together with all of you in the candlelight!

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