This is an informal organization support­ing the growth of Vipassana practice in the central Midwest. Beginning classes are provided through the Continuing Education Department of Missouri Southern State College (MSSC), Joplin, Missouri, or off campus as demand re­quires. Contacts with other centers are maintained to make upcoming retreats known to area members. Gregg (Khema-

cara)

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Mid America Dharma Group (MADG) is an umbrella organization for sitting groups in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska. In addition to fostering the dharma teachings in the area, MADG sponsors four three - to ten-day residen­tial retreats and at least two nonresiden - tial retreats annually. Our teachers are primarily from Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre, California, and from the In­sight Meditation

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When Resources for Ecumenical Spiritu­ality began, we sought a place surrounded by nature where people could come to do their own spiritual work or to sojourn in spiritual company. We have a large house (five bedrooms, five common rooms) surrounded by trees and wildlife. Our seasons

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This group was brought together by a sincere desire for spiritual peace and equanimity. Members sought a contem­plative environment that supported the sacredness of life and a connection with loving-kindness and one’s own Buddha nature. We meet once a week and prac­tice a combination of sitting, walking, and metta meditation. address: c/o Marty Levinson, 7570 Stan­ford Avenue, University City,

MO 63130

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Show Me Dharma sponsors two weekly sitting groups in Colombia, Missouri. Following the spirit of Harry Truman, participants are not required to become Buddhists or embrace any particular dogma or philosophy, but are instead en­couraged to see for themselves the posi­tive changes that regular

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No description available. address: 890 Lindsay Lane, Florissant, MO 63031 PHONE: (314) 839-3115 fax: Same

lineage: Thai Theravada spiritual head: Phra Maha Lai Gosako, Abbot

meditation program: Weekly Insight Meditation. Program includes dharma discussion, Dynamic Insight Medita­tion, and a question-and-answer pe­riod. Please call for times.

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