Bozeman Dharmata Sangha

The mission of the Bozeman Dharmata Sangha is to follow the Buddhist teachings of Anam Thubten Rinpoche, a Tibetan meditation master in the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and founder of the Dharmata Foundation. We are one of more than 50 Dharmata satellite groups in the US, Europe and Asia. Our local group was founded in 2010 to integrate Anam Thubten’s liberation teachings into our daily lives through study, practice and meditation.

We meet on Sundays, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm for meditation and teachings by
Anam Thubten and other teachers.

We aspire to be a practice community to support and inspire each other to transform suffering and realize our potential for love, compassion, and wisdom for the benefit of all beings.

In addition to our regular Sunday morning meetings, we host teachings and retreats
with Anam Thubten and other Tibetan Nyingma and lineage teachers. Anam Rinpoche invites us to join the Dharmata Foundation for $30 a month to receive an archive of his teachings.

Other opportunities for Dharmata practice include:

  • meditation instruction
  • daily practice guidelines
  • weekend and residential retreats
  • Dharmata Leadership Program – Foundations of Buddhism
  • Vajra Sangha – Varayana Teaching and Practices
  • Sweetwater Sanctuary – Hermitage project for individual and small group retreats
  • Wilderness Dharma Program with Elizabeth Mathis-Namgyal – Chod Practice

For more information about Dharmata activities, please check out the Dharmata Foundation website or contact

All are welcome!

November Schedule

11/4    Shamatha Meditation and Teaching on the 3rd Noble Truth,
The End of Suffering – Rob Gyatso Thompson

11/11   No Dharmata meeting – BDC weekend retreat

11/18   Shamatha Meditation and Teaching on the 4th Noble Truth,
The 8-Fold Path – Susan Morgan

11/25   Guided Meditation and Dharma Talk by Anam Thubten
(Live Streaming)

About Anam Thubten

Anam Thubten grew up in Tibet and at an early age began to practice in the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Among his many teachers, his most formative guides were Lama Tsurlo, Khenpo Chopel, and Lama Garwang. Rinpoche is the author of many books both in English and Tibetan., His books in English include, No Self, No Problem, The Magic of Awareness, Embracing Each Moment, and The Fragrance of Emptiness. He is also the author a book of poetry, Big Sky. Through the essential wisdom of Buddhism and his personal experience on the spiritual path, Anam Thubten brings alive the timeless liberation teachings.

About the Dharmata Foundation

Anam Thubten’s center, the Dharmata Foundation, is located at the Dhyana Temple in Point Richmond, CA. If you would like to become a member of the Dharmata Foundation to access Anam Thubten’s teachings and to view his teaching and retreat schedule, click here.

Other Teachers of the Bozeman Sangha

Anam Thubten ordained Susan Morgan as Dharma Leader in 2012 and requested that she lead and teach the Bozeman sangha. Susan began practicing Buddhism in 1989 in the Theravaden tradition with her main teachers, Joseph Goldstein and Sarah Doering. Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche initiated her into the Vajrayana and since 2010 she has been guided by Anam Thubten Rinpoche, her heart teacher. In addition to many years of retreat experience, she recently spent a year in cloistered Vajrayana retreat under the guidance of Lama Michael Conklin. Susan is a diplomate Jungian psychoanalyst and has eight grandchildren.

Anam Thubten also asked Rob (Gyatso) Thompson to teach the Bozeman group. Rob (Gyatso) has been a student of Anam Thubten since 1994 when Anam was a young monk just arrived in America. Later he helped inspire his three year retreats. Chogyam Trungpa initiated Rob into the Vajra Dharma and Lama Tharchin guided him through two three-year retreats. Rob and his wife, Kathryn (Kunzang), continue in life-long retreat in Livingston.

Bozeman Dharmata Leadership

Guiding Teacher – Anam Thubten Rinpoche
Bozeman Dharma Leader – Susan Morgan
Secretary/Treasurer – Eric Bair
Newsletter Editor- Mem Schultz
Liaison to Program Committee – Reva Parker
Sunday Practice Leaders – Eric Bair, Sheila Devitt, Mem Schultz, Casey Cassidy, Reva Parker, Janet Dochnahl, and other members of the the sangha.

Dharmata is a Sanskrit word meaning “luminosity”, “the way it is”, our original nature.”In Buddhism, enlightenment is called “inner relief”, a form of laying down the burden.” -Anam Thubten, in The Magic of Awareness.

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