Zoom with Us!
We continue to offer meditation in St. Louis both online and in person. Our mindfulness community offers support for learning and practicing mindfulness in a non-sectarian way. All are welcome! Please see our schedule and links listed below:
> FULL SANGHA
Saturday mornings, 9:00-10:30 A.M.
> MODIFIED SANGHA
Wednesday evenings, 5:00-5:45 P.M.
> SIMPLE SITS
Monday through Friday mornings, 7:00-7:30 A.M.
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings, 7:00-7:30 P.M.
> 14 MINDFULNESS TRAININGS RECITATION
Fourth Monday, 7:00-7:45 P.M.
CLICK HERE TO JOIN ANY OF THE ABOVE ZOOM MEETINGS
Rooted River Young Adult Sangha, ages 18-35
Wednesday, 7-8:00 P.M.
CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE ROOTED RIVER WEBSITE
Dharma Talk Speaker Series
A special THANK YOU to all Sangha members who participated in some or all of the last book study sessions, and we appreciate Debbie, Elaine, and Rebecca for facilitating. We are grateful for your engagement to go deeper with the practice.
Monday Study Hour
The Monday evening Study Hour, 7:00-8:00 P.M., will continue to be a meeting time between book studies. Each Monday will be a dharma discussion, a silent sit, or the 14 Mindfulness Trainings. January’s schedule is listed below, and please check the weekly schedule email for any updates.
Join us at Magnolia Grove Monastery to experience joy as a spiritual family. Each one of us takes part in creating the garden of humanity. Creating joy sometimes eludes us though. The emphasis of this retreat will be to enhance your practice of planting seeds of joy in yourself and others.
We will use the practices of mindfulness to touch the joy of life in the midst of the mundane. The retreat includes daily teachings on mindfulness and sessions of walking meditation, sitting meditation and eating meditation. We will also have the chance to strengthen our capacities for deep listening and loving speech through the practices of Deep Relaxation, Touchings of the Earth, Beginning Anew, and Dharma sharing. It’s a time to celebrate togetherness with a joyful and supportive spiritual community.
There will also be opportunities to share mindfully and joyfully in the daily tasks of maintaining the monastery through the practice of working meditation. Everyone will work together in small groups―washing pots, gardening, cleaning the meditation hall, and so on.
The retreat is open to all, including beginners, those who have previously attended retreats, and families with children. The nuns and monks will offer separate practice programs for teens (ages 13-17) and children (ages 6-12). The first part of the each Dharma talks is dedicated to children. Parents are welcome to participate/volunteer to help out in the children’s program if they would like.
Join our members as we practice engaged Buddhism as part of the global Earth Holders Sangha. Our mission is bringing mindfulness, compassion, healing and nonviolence to protecting ourselves, each other, all beings and the Earth.
The Loving Work Foundation organizes annual mindfulness retreats celebrating the cultural vibrancy, historical, and spiritual roots and everyday lives of the people of Viet Nam. We hold these retreats in Viet Nam, with the goal of building a global community that connects to the Homeland of our teacher.
Our Loving Work Retreats partner with humanitarian project throughout Viet Nam, engaging in service projects at a grass-roots, hands-on level. Our Homeland Retreats take us to sites of spiritual and historical significance related to our teacher and our Buddhist roots.