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!

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.

Bozeman Dharmata Leadership

Guiding Teacher – Anam Thubten Rinpoche
Bozeman Dharmata Coordinator – Ash Schoep
Founder/Dharma Leader Emeritus – 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 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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