Saturday One-Day or Half-Day Retreats

These programs have live teachers and are offered for a sliding-scale suggested registration fee, but no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.


An Introduction to Insight Meditation

with Tempel Smith

May 26
9:45 am – 1:00pm

The Bozeman Dharma Center community is invited to join us for a morning of basic instructions and Q & A with Tempel.  Come meet our teacher-in-residence and get a basic understanding of the path of Insight meditation.  All are welcome. No prior experience necessary, beginners encouraged!

Workshop: Awareness of Emotions and Mental States

with Tempel Smith

June 22-23


The mind (and heart) are the forerunners of all experience, and for this it deserves careful attention and familiarity.  It is through the mind we process our experience of the world, and depending on which qualities of the mind are present we will have very different experiences.  During the day of practice we develop mindfulness of the breath and body as a foundation of awareness, and then turn our insight practice to the mind itself.

Friday, June 22: 7 – 9 pm (also open to the public as a stand-alone evening)
Saturday, June 23: 9:45 am – 5:00 pm

Friday evening is required for those continuing on Saturday.


 For additional day-long events streamed from video archives, please see our Saturday Streamings page here…