Mid America Dharma Retreats
Four Buddhas

Retreats are a major part of our practice of insight meditation. Doing many periods of sitting and walking meditation each day, concentration, energy and a continuity of mindfulness grow so that we may open our hearts and more clearly see the true nature of our experience.

Our retreats are silent and include periods of sitting and walking with occasional periods of instructions and guided meditation designed to deepen the practice. By sitting together we reinforce one another's efforts. Individual attention is available if a student needs clarification or assistance.

If you are interested in more information about a retreat, wish to obtain a registration form or would like to register, please click on the "Registration" link for the retreat listed below that you wish to attend.

A limited number of need-based scholarships are available on request. Financial Assistance Guidelines, the Scholarship Application and Deferred Payment Application forms are available on-line. Apply at least three weeks before the retreat and please register when applying, to assure we reserve a place for you. When possible, we invite scholarship recipients to assist with some of the tasks of the retreat, as part of receiving a scholarship. This is typically arranged between the recipient, the scholarship chair, and the retreat manager.

A Note On E-Mail Addresses: In an attempt to protect email addresses from spammers, the "@" sign in all addresses have been replaced with "at". We're sorry for this inconvenience.

Mid America Dharma has changed meal options at our residential retreats. We will now be serving meat as part of the main course at most meals. We hope to continue to offer a vegetarian option, but this will depend upon the options available at different facilities. More information about this decision is available in this letter. A description of meal options for specific retreats will be found in the on-line registration materials for each retreat.

Mid America Dharma 2016-2017 Retreat Schedule
Date Type of Retreat Teachers Location Registration Info On-Line Registration
Dec. 29, 2016- Jan. 2, 2017 New Year Retreat  
Robert Brumet

Conception, MO

John Flaherty
Ph: 816-523-5061
E-Mail: registrar at midamericadharma.org
On-Line Registration

Registration Closes Dec. 15

Mar. 24-27 Residential  
Rebecca Bradshaw

St. Louis, MO

Phil Jones
Ph: 573-874-0881
E-Mail: registrar at midamericadharma.org
Registration Opens Dec. 24 & Closes Mar. 10
May 15-21 Residential  
Shaila Catherine
Philip Jones

Kansas City area

Registration Opens Feb. 15 & Closes May 1
June 23-25 Non-Residential  
Lila Kate Wheeler

St. Louis

Registration Opens April 23 & Closes June 15
Sept. 8-10 Non-Residential  
Bridget Rolens

Springfield, IL

Registration Opens July 8 & Closes Sept. 1
Oct. 15-22 Householder Retreat -
Daylongs on Weekends, Evening Sittings on Some Week Days
Robert Brumet

Kansas City

Registration Opens Aug. 15 & Closes Oct. 8
Nov. 10-12 Non-Residential  
Spring Washam

St. Louis, MO

Registration Opens Sept. 10 & Closes Nov. 3
TBA New Year Retreat TBA TBA TBA


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