Welcome to Inside Dharma!

We are a Buddhist-based organization that focuses on assisting residents in prisons and ex-convicts. We also serve the community by teaching and practicing zazen (meditation) in the Soto Zen tradition. All are welcome.

Important Announcement

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Thursday, December 7, 2023

The Newsletter

The entire year of 2023 newsletters, Volume XVI, are now available! Check it out now! Previous issues from years past are also available.

Friday, December 8, 2023

Latest Facebook Post

Inside Dharma
Inside Dharma6 months ago
Tomorrow at 7:30 PM CT the #RyumonjiZenMonastery is hosting meditation, chanting, and bell ringing ceremony for #NewYearsEve!
More info and the Zoom link:
ūüĎČ ryumonji.org/new-years-acti‚Ķ

If you prefer, it will also be restreamed by Taizen on Twitch at 7:
ūüĎČ twitch.tv/taizenlv

Meditation Services Schedule

Below is the list of meditation
services Inside Dharma offers,
complete with schedules and directions.

Inside Dharma Meditation Center with Kalen

Meditation and Dharma Talk Services Schedule:

     Sundays: 9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.

     Located within the Laughing Bear Bakery.
        4001 Utah Street
         St. Louis, MO 63116

Laughing Bear Bakery and Shinzo Zen Meditation Center

Park in the front, the side, or the back of the building. The entrance is in the front through the black door under the black awning.

WeAlign with Shindo

Meditation and Dharma Discussion Services Schedule: 

     Thursdays: 6:30 P.M. Р8:00 P.M.
     Saturdays: 7:00 A.M. Р8:30 A.M.
     Located next to Cfx in South City.
         4125 Humphrey Street
         St. Louis, MO 63116

Park in the parking lot just past the building pictured. Enter the gate in the far-right hand corner of the lot. Follow the stairs to the courtyard. Proceed to the basement stairs diagonal from where you entered the courtyard & come on in.


You may use the information below to
offer your donation.
Thank you so much for your consideration for
and your generosity to Inside Dharma.

In order to make a donation we ask that you please follow these instructions:

  1. Make a check or money order payable to “Inside Dharma”.
  2. On the memo line of the check or money order, please indicate that the donation is for “Inside Dharma”.
  3. Please mail your check to:
        Inside Dharma, Inc.
        4001 Utah St.
        St. Louis, MO 63116

You may also deliver your donation in person with cash, check, or money order during the meditation times at the above address.

The ability to make online donations via PayPal, Venmo, or any other payment medium is currently unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience.

All contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and are tax deductible.


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