Mark your calendars for the following:

Almost every month we offer a meditation event, either a “Half-Day” or “A Day of Meditation,” during which we practice silent sitting meditation, and walking meditation. Anyone who practices any form of silent sitting meditation is welcome to come sit and walk with us.  From time-to-time we share a meal as well.  These are most commonly a vegetarian lunch, and often in a “Pot Luck” format, in conjunction with a meditation event.  

While “sitting” is an absolutely necessary part of practice, it is not sufficient.  We encourage the practice of constant mindfulness of our physical state, our mental and emotional functioning and of our social and physical surroundings. 

Everyone is  invited to join us for practice and discussion, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at two locations: 

Wednesday evenings:

Pure Land Hall, Suite D 
8364 Hickman Road
Clive, Iowa 50325  USA

Thursday evenings:

Phothisomphan Meditation Monastery 
2560 SE 14th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50320  USA

The evening’s schedule will usually be:

6:30 to 6:50 Guided Meditation

6:50 to 7: 20 Group Discussion

7:20 to 7:30 Comfort break

7:30 to 7:55 Sitting meditation

These times are approximate. It’s not uncommom for us to start a few minutes after 6:30, and run a little later than 7:55.

Won’t you join us?

If you would like to schedule Bhante Dhammapala for a Dhamma Talk, meditation instruction or as a speaker, please use the form on this page, or contact us through email at

As always, there is no charge for anything, but donations to help cover expense are appreciated.

Envisioning a more just, peaceful, and enlightened world.