Mid America Dharma Retreats
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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 2016 Retreat Schedule
(Download a printable PDF version here.)
Date Type of Retreat Teachers Location Registration Info On-Line Registration
Dec. 30, 2015- Jan. 3, 2016 Residential New Year Retreat  
Robert Brumet

Conception, MO

John Flaherty
Ph: 816-523-5061
E-Mail: registrar at midamericadharma.org
On-Line Registration
Mar. 18-20 Non-Residential  
Bridget Rolens and Jon Yaffe

St. Louis

Registration Opens Jan. 18
May 20-22 Non-Residential  
Anushka Fernandopulle 

Kansas City area

Registration Opens Mar. 20
Aug. 6-13 Residential  
Shaila Catherine
Philip Jones

Kansas City area

Registration Opens May 6
Sept. 8-11 Residential, Aging & Awakening  
David Chernikoff

St. Louis

Registration Opens June 8
Sept. 30 - Oct. 2 Non-Residential  
Bridget Rolens

Springfield, IL

Registration Opens July 30
Oct. 16-22 Householder Retreat
Daylongs on Oct. 16 & 22, Evening Sittings Oct. 18 & 20
Robert Brumet

Kansas City

Registration Opens Aug. 16


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