Upcoming Classes at the Dharma Center

Scroll down to see all our upcoming classes and workshops, listed in chronological order. These listings are color coded:
Insight Meditation events are in Blue,
Zen events are in Black
and Tibetan Events are in Maroon.
Green listings are multi-lineage events.

(These color codings are for reference as to the lineage source or orientation of the teacher, but all events are open to all practitioners.)

Please remember to avoid fragrances and scented products of any kind when attending classes, groups or events at the Dharma Center.  (This includes strong laundry soap fragrances which remain in your clothing.)  Many people have fragrance allergies or chemical sensitivities and we ask your support in providing a fragrance-free environment.  Thank you!

New Year’s Workshop:

Resolutions, Intentions & New Beginnings

Saturday, January 6th
9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Join us for an exploration of a perennial paradox: Can we accept ourselves as we are, while also wishing for some changes in behavior? Can these changes come from a place of self-compassion rather than self-criticism?

This workshop will include guided meditations, journal exercises and group inquiry from the work of self-compassion experts Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer. Together we will cultivate self-compassion, look to befriend the inner critic and seek wise intention for ourselves in the new year.
Please bring a journal.

Morning Session – 9:30 am – 12 Noon
Lunch break- 12:00 – 1:15 pm
Afternoon session: 1:15 – 3:30 pm

Led by Suzanne Colón
leader of the Insight Meditation Community and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Course teacher

Why Meditate?

Wednesday, January 17

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This class will present the basic benefits of meditation, why it’s worth your time and what you might expect to get out of the practice.  We will not discuss How to Meditate (see our intro class on subsequent Wednesdays) but Why to Meditate.

Designed for relative beginners and newcomers, although experienced practitioners might enjoy an infusion of motivation and will be invited to share their thoughts.

Intro to Meditation

Three Wednesdays: January 24, 31; February 7

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Meditation is a means to quietly contact our inner life. When we know ourselves well, we are better able to relate to others in the world with integrity and confidence. In the Buddhist tradition there are several meditation styles that can aid us in developing the qualities of peacefulness and wisdom. Join us for this 3 week series if you would like to begin a meditation practice or renew the one you already have. There will be teaching, meditation and time for questions.
Led by Karen DeCotis, leader of the Bozeman Zen Group.

No prior registration or experience is required.

Our Streamed Programs are also highly recommended for beginners or those relatively new to these practices.  These are offered without prior registration- come and check it out, leave when you want or need to.  For more on these pre-recorded workshops please click here…

 The Dharma Center provides a safe and inclusive environment for anyone and everyone to pursue the cultivation of wisdom and compassion.

All people