Upcoming Events
at the Dharma Center

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.)

Summer Practice Period

June 9 – July 10th

A practice period (ango in Japanese) is a time of intense training where we can deepen our practice and understanding of the dharma. It is a way to stretch our formal practice with the support of the greater sangha and more rigorous schedule options. This custom has an ancient history, tracing back to Buddha’s time when monks would gather to practice during the rainy season. This Practice Period is hosted by the Bozeman Zen Group as an offering for all practitioners in the Dharma Center community to deepen their commitment to and practice of the Dharma.

For more information about Practice Period offerings, click here.

Solstice Sit
Wednesday, June 21st

7:00 – 8:30 pm

Please join us for an evening celebrating the summer solstice.

The evening will close with tea and conversation. 

 Open to the Public.

An Introduction to
Zen and Yogacara

with special visiting teachers

Norman and Kathie Fischer

Friday, July 7th, 2017

7:00 pm

An introduction to the foundational “mind only” teachings of the yogacara school. How can we bring these profound teachings to practical, everyday matters: How do we see our lives, how do we live them?

Open to the Public. Suggested $15 donation at the door.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
No prior experience or registration necessary.

This is the first session of a weekend retreat.  More information here.

Peace Through Diversity

July 29th
10 am – 12:00 pm
Library Lawn

With the intention of promoting peace within ourselves, the local community, and throughout the world, this event will combine brief public talks with short periods of silent contemplation.  Our purpose is to present a variety of ways for people to think about creating a culture of peace that results in greater harmony among themselves and all others.

 

An Introduction to
The Engaged Spiritual Life: Awakening Individually and Collectively in a Time of Need

 with visiting Insight Meditation teacher

Donald Rothberg

August 11th 7pm

This evening talk will introduce the topic of the Engaged Spiritual Life. How do we combine depth of spiritual practice with engaging in the larger world, responding to the major challenges of our times?

Open to the Public. Suggested $15 donation at the door.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
No prior experience or registration necessary.

This is the first session of a weekend retreat.  More information here.

All people