1019 E Main St #202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Wisdom, Compassion And Presence In Challenging Times
Weekend Retreat with visiting Insight Meditation teachers
and Bonnie Duran
February 16 – 18, 2018
Friday, February 16th: 7:00 – 9:00 pm (open to the public)
Saturday, February 17th: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, February 18th: 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
In this weekend retreat, we will focus on cultivating a quality of conscious presence that embraces our heart, mind and body with compassion and wisdom. The time we have together will be used wisely… learning and practicing how awareness can open to the joys and sorrows of life. In doing so, we are confident of an ever-increasing sensitivity, stability and kindness—within ourselves, and in relationship to all of life around us.
This retreat is open to both new and experienced meditators. The weekend will be held in noble silence, except for appointed times of questions and discussion about our meditation practice. There will be guided mindfulness and loving-kindness sitting meditations, as well as alternate periods of silent walking meditation. Everyone is welcome.
We have compiled a list of resources for guests from out of town. View it here.
Housing for out of town participants may be available upon request. Please email us at info@BozemanDharmaCenter.org if you’d like to stay with a local participant. If you have housing you can offer, please also email and let us know. Thank you!
Another chance to sit with these teachers
Both teachers will also give an evening talk open to the general public on Thursday, February 15th as part of a special session of the Bozeman Insight Community, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. All are welcome.
About Kamala Masters
Kamala Masters began practicing meditation in the mid-seventies attending retreats in the Theravada tradition. In 1977 she met Anagarika Munindra, her first teacher, who taught her the value of being mindful in everyday life. In 1985, she began to practice vipassana and metta meditations intensively with Sayadaw U Pandita with whom she temporarily ordained as a Buddhist nun in 2001 and 2003. In 2005, she began practicing cittanupassana, contemplation of mind, with Sayadaw U Tejaniya. She integrates this teaching with what she has learned from her other respected teachers.
Since the early nineties, Kamala has been teaching in the United States and abroad, and is a Guiding Teacher and member of the Board of Directors at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA. In 1995 she co-founded Vipassana Metta Foundation with Steve Armstrong, developing the Maui Dhamma Sanctuary for self-reliant students to practice.
Kamala strives for extended periods of self-retreat each year. She is grateful for the opportunity to serve and to grow in the Dhamma.
About Bonnie Duran
Bonnie Duran has been practicing Mindfulness Meditation since 1982. She has taken teachings from many western teachers including Joseph Goldstein and Marcia Rose, as well as Tibetan teachers, Venerable Tsoknyi Rinpoche and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. She is one of founders of The People of Color Sangha in Albuquerque, New Mexico and in Seattle Washington. She is currently a core teacher of the IMS teacher training program and the SRMC Dedicated Practitioners Program. Dr. Duran is a Professor of Social Work and Public Health at the University of Washington in Seattle. Bonnie is also involved in Native American spiritual practices and traditions. She is a contributor to Hilda Gutiérrez Baldoquín’s book, Dharma, Color and Culture: New Voices in Western Buddhism , and has written for Turning Wheel: The Journal of Socially Engaged Buddhism.
Watch a video by Bonnie Duran here!