May all beings be peaceful, may all beings be happy, may all beings be free from harm
Pizza & Movie Nights
We often host pizza and movie nights, too. The movies we host are always of a Buddhist nature. A schedule of events is available in our quarterly newsletters. If you would like to be on our mailing list, please click here to contact us.
By appointment, please call 573-635-9544 or click here to contact us.
There are two morning services. The first service is at 9:00 a.m., the second service is at 10:00 a.m. (for the late risers). Both Sunday services include two short meditation periods of about 15-20 minutes. Before each period, there is group chanting of two Buddhist sutras (the Buddha’s teachings) which is done in English.
The Sunday services open with a brief melodic chant, which is common throughout the Buddhist world. It is recited in the language of Pali, which is the original language of the Buddha’s time. This chant lasts about 3 minutes. The balance of the service is in English.
Each service ends with a sermon by Rev. Dhammaruchi and an open discussion with questions and answers. Please join us!
Wednesday and Thursday nights beginning at 7:00 p.m. we hold regular meditation sessions. All are welcome to attend, beginners as well as those experienced in meditation. Please try to arrive a few minutes before 7:00 p.m. to avoid disturbing others by walking in late. However, if it is unavoidable, please do not hesitate to walk in quietly and make yourself comfortable.
Both insight (Vipassana) and concentration (Samatha) meditation are practiced, along with walking meditation and instruction. Meditation nights generally include a short “dharma” talk; that is a lesson or commentary on practical application of the Buddha’s teachings. If you are new to meditation, please let the leader of the session know so they can answer your questions and offer any instruction you may desire.