Bozeman Dharmata Sangha

The Bozeman Dharmata Sangha was formed in 2010 by Susan Morgan under the direction of Tibetan Buddhist meditation master and founder of the international Dharmata Foundation, Anam Thubten Rinpoche. We are guided and inspired by his teachings and presence.

We aspire to integrate these teachings into our daily lives through study, practice and meditation, for the benefit of all beings. In addition to weekly Sangha meetings, we host programs and retreats with Anam Thubten Rinpoche and other Tibetan Buddhist teachers.

We are pleased and honored that Gyatso (Rob Thompson) has been asked by Anam Thubten to teach in Bozeman. We are grateful  to have a teacher with his deep dharma practice history and experience serving our sangha.  Here is a short bio and description of his teaching:

Rob Thompson (Gyatso) has been a student of Anam Thubten Rinpoche since 1994 when Anam was a young monk and had just arrived in America. Later, he helped inspire Rob’s 3 year retreats. Chögyam Thrungpa initiated him into vajra dharma and Lama Tharchin Rinpoche guided him through two 3 year retreats. He and his wife, Kathryn (Kunzang), continue in life retreat in Livingston.

What he will teach:

Introduction to calm abiding meditation, which is the root of Dzogchen meditation, as the practice which opens the eyes of dharma so that we can look deeply at suffering, karma and non-ego.

We meet on Sundays, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

All are welcome to join us for practice and community!

August Schedule

August 5    –  Guided meditation and Dharma talk by Anam Thubten (live streaming)
August 12  –  Meditation and teaching by local teacher Gyatso
August 19  –  Guided meditation and Dharma talk by Anam Thubten (live streaming)
August 26  –   NO SANGHA   (BDC retreat)



Please consider helping with the set-up for our sangha gatherings by arriving 15-20 minutes early to assist the leader for that day.  Thank you for your participation and support!



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About Dharmata’s Leadership

The Bozeman Dharmata Sangha is under the spriritual guidance of Anam Thubten Rinpoche. The group is coordinated by the local Dharmata Council: Mem Schultz, Eric Bair, Sheila Devitt, and Ash Schoep.

If you would like individual meditation instruction or for more information, please contact us at

Anam Thubten Rinpoche

Dharmata is a Sanskrit word meaning “luminosity”, “the way it is”, suchness, our original nature.

“In Buddhism, enlightenment is called “inner relief”,
a form of laying down the burden.”
-Anam Thubten,  The Magic of Awareness  

About Anam Thubten Rinpoche

Anam Thubten grew up in Tibet and at an early age began to practice in the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Among his many teachers, his most formative guides were Lama Tsurlo, Khenpo Chopel, and Lama Garwang. He is the founder and spiritual advisor of Dharmata Foundation, teaching widely in the U.S. and abroad. He is also the author of various articles and books in both the Tibetan and English language. His books in English include The Magic of AwarenessNo Self, No Problem and Embracing Each Moment .
Through the essential wisdom of Buddhism and his personal experience on the spiritual path, Anam Thubten brings alive the timeless teachings and invites everyone to participate.

To learn more about the Dharmata Foundation and to access Anam Thubten’s teaching and/or to join go to:

To view Anam Thubten’s teaching and retreat schedule, please visit