The VISION of the BDC is to realize our awakened minds and compassionate hearts for the benefit of all beings.
The MISSION of the BDC is to provide a welcoming community to practice and study Buddhism in our contemporary world.
The OFFERINGS of the BDC are opportunities to explore the Buddha’s teachings through the practices of multiple traditions. We offer classes, retreats, sitting groups, and drop-in meditations in person and online.

Latest News

  • Class Series: Intro to Meditation
    The class series: Intro to Meditation, will be led by Karen DeCotis over the course of three Wednesdays beginning April 24. In the Buddhist tradition there are several meditation styles that can aid us in developing the qualities of peacefulness and wisdom. This series will teach meditation styles from the Insight, Zen and Tibetan traditions. Meditation can help to calm… Read more: Class Series: Intro to Meditation
  • BDC Community Meeting
    The BDC Community Meeting is your chance to learn more about how the BDC operates, what the staff does, where the money goes, and give input for our future direction! This meeting is so important that we hold it twice! Once on Sunday, April 21 from 4-5:30 PM and again on Monday, April 22 from 7-8:30 PM. You can attend… Read more: BDC Community Meeting
  • Half-day Koan Salon
    This half-day Koan Salon on Saturday, April 20 with Michael Smith and Karen DeCotis is a restful, inclusive way to practice with koans. Koan is a Japanese term that refers to a legal public case. In Zen, koans are designed to give us pause, to enter deeply our own case.  We will spend the morning sitting several short periods of… Read more: Half-day Koan Salon
  • Event: Tibetan Bowls with Brian Sparks
    Enjoy Tibetan Bowls with Brian Sparks for our second SoundGate meditation of the month on Friday, April 19 at 7 PM. Brian received his spiritual teaching from several masters in the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. His teachers blessed his bowl work by giving him the specific “Prayer of Aspiration” and granted him many Buddhist empowerments. He has toured with… Read more: Event: Tibetan Bowls with Brian Sparks

Resident Sanghas

Bozeman Insight Community

Thursdays: 7-8:30 pm
In Person & Zoom
Tues: 10:30-11:30 am
Online only.

Bozeman Zen Group

Sundays: 8:00-9:15 am
Online only
Sundays: 5-6:30 pm
In Person only
Weekdays: 6-6:30 am
Online only.
M & F: 5:20-6 pm
In person

Joining Rivers Sangha

Mondays: 7-8:30 pm
In Person.

Palyul Sangha

1st & 3rd Sundays:
10 -11:15 am

In Person & Zoom.
Tuesdays: 7-8 pm
Zoom Only

More Practice Opportunities


6:30-7:45 pm

In Person.

Tergar Bozeman: Joy of Living Practice Group
5:30- 7 pm

In person & on Zoom.
Noon Sits

12-1 pm

In Person.

Upcoming Events

Find out more about upcoming programs here.