Bozeman Zen Group

Mission Statement

The mission of the Bozeman Zen Group is to support the practice of Zen Buddhism. A group of lay practitioners, we come together to encourage and inspire each other to be mindful and compassionate in our everyday lives. We provide regular opportunities for Zen practice and education in Southwestern Montana.


The Bozeman Zen Group hosts both morning and afternoon drop-in meditation periods (zazen).


Every weekday via Zoom from 6 – 6:30 AM. Use the link below to join.


In person on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 5:30-6:15 PM.

Sunday Mornings: ONLINE ONLY

Sunday Schedule

Gather on Zoom | 7:55 AM
Zazen & Study | 8:00 – 9:15 AM

Our Teacher

Karen DeCotis is a Zen student and teacher who received priest ordination in the Soto Lineage in 2016 and Dharma transmission in 2019. She has taught the Bozeman Zen Group for 14 years and practiced at the Berkeley Zen Center and San Francisco Zen Center beginning in 1986. Devoted to service and engaged learning, Karen brings knowledge of and experience with the Buddhist traditions along with a clear-eyed view of human life, suffering and transformation.  She is known for her humor and warmth, bringing her intelligence, wit and humility to every teaching opportunity.

Meditation Instruction

We offer Zen meditation instruction for anyone who requests it. You are welcome to join us without attending instruction, and may drop in on our group on Tuesday evening.

We recommend instruction for those new to Zen practice and can also arrange instruction outside of our regular meeting time and place. If you arrive 15 minutes early to our gathering, it is likely we can orient you and give basic instruction.

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For more information, visit the BZG’s website.