This is a list of all (half-day, day-long, and weekend) Buddhist meditation retreats happening at the Bozeman Dharma Center in the near future. 

Unless otherwise noted, weekend retreats are not residential.  Housing for out-of-town participants is usually available upon request. A list of resources for out of town guests can be found here. Commonly asked questions that can help prepare for a retreat can be found on our FAQ page.

Opening to the Deep Heart

Saturday, April 4
9AM – Noon; 2-5 PM

with John Prendergast

UPDATE: This workshop will be offered online on Saturday only. You will receive the Zoom meeting information when your registration has successfully completed. The Zoom number will be a new, private number different from the one posted for drop-in Bozeman Dharma Center offerings.

This retreat will explore the multidimensional nature of the heart, ranging from what Ramana Maharshi called the “Heart of Awareness” – non-locatable pure consciousness -to the psychological level of feeling fundamentally lacking, flawed, and separate. As we deepen in the discovery of our true nature, emptying out our limiting self-images and stories and uncovering our inherent love, kindness, and gratitude, the relationship to our conditioned body-mind transforms. Increasingly we experience the universal Heart holding the vulnerable and conditioned human heart with affectionate awareness, supporting its self-liberation.

Through talks and dialogues, silent and guided meditations, and potent dyadic meditative inquiries, we will deepen our intimacy with the multidimensional heart.

Copies of John’s latest book, The Deep Heart: Our Portal to Presence (2019) are available through the Bozeman Dharma Center. Please email to request a copy.

Creating A Clearing

Mindfulness and Compassion Practices for Opening to Life
with Tim Burnett

April 24-26

UPDATE: As of March 25, no changes have been made with regard to this retreat. Stay tuned for more information as we receive it.

Please join the Bozeman Zen Group and the Bozeman Dharma Center in welcoming back Tim Burnett. He will lead us in a weekend retreat geared for all who wish to begin or deepen their mindfulness practice. This mostly-silent retreat will feature practices from both Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindful Self-Compassion woven together through Tim’s years of teaching both courses as well as directing multi-day retreats in both the mindfulness and Zen styles. Look forward to a weekend of deep practice and reflection as we consider how to pause, feel into our hearts, and find the open spaces that are within us.

Tempel Smith Residential Retreat

May 17 – May 22

As of March 14, we have not heard of any changes to this retreat. Bozeman Insight Community is excited to bring Tempel Smith back to Bozeman this spring! Information regarding registration and logistics for this residential retreat can be found here.