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Drop-In Sit 12:00 pm
Drop-In Sit
May 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Drop-In Sit @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Drop-In Meditations 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Monday – Friday (except holidays)   Everyone is welcome to attend.  There will be a bell-ringer present to open and close the session.  The meditation will be in silence.[...]
Intro to Meditation Class with Floyd Fantelli 7:00 pm
Intro to Meditation Class with Floyd Fantelli
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Intro to Meditation Class with Floyd Fantelli @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Introduction to Meditation Class 3 Wednesdays: May 1, 8, 15 7:00 – 8:30 pm taught by Floyd Fantelli, Guiding Teacher of the Bozeman Insight Community This class will teach basic mindfulness meditation practice using Insight[...]
iREST/Yoga Nidra 6:00 pm
iREST/Yoga Nidra
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
iREST/Yoga Nidra @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
iREST/Yoga Nidra Wednesdays 6:00 – 6:45 pm led by Susan Blackwell Tate iRest/Yoga Nidra is a research-based transformative practice of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry that: releases negative emotions and thought patterns calms the nervous[...]
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Drop-In Sit 12:00 pm
Drop-In Sit
May 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Drop-In Sit @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Drop-In Meditations 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Monday – Friday (except holidays)   Everyone is welcome to attend.  There will be a bell-ringer present to open and close the session.  The meditation will be in silence.[...]
Insight Community: Working with Illness, Discomfort and Grief 7:00 pm
Insight Community: Working with Illness, Discomfort and Grief
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Insight Community: Working with Illness, Discomfort and Grief @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Mindfulness, Concentration, and Liberating Insight practices A 5 week series exploring the historical Buddha’s teachings to caregivers, those suffering sickness and those grieving Thursdays, April 11 – May 9   Among the thousands of Discourses[...]
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Drop-In Sit 12:00 pm
Drop-In Sit
May 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Drop-In Sit @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Drop-In Meditations 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Monday – Friday (except holidays)   Everyone is welcome to attend.  There will be a bell-ringer present to open and close the session.  The meditation will be in silence.[...]
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Summer Qigong 9:00 am
Summer Qigong
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Summer Qigong @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Summer Qigong led by Ron Davis   Learn how to stay healthy in summer with qigong, meditation, diet and herbs.  Learn more at Dr. Ron’s website. “In summer, it is important to be happy and[...]
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Zen Group 8:30 am
Zen Group
May 5 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Zen Group
Sunday Morning Zazen with the Bozeman Zen Group 8:30 – 10:00 am  Our time together will include meditation, chanting, and a Dharma talk, activity, or practice. Anyone and everyone is welcome – newcomers and beginners[...]
Dharmata 11:00 am
Dharmata
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Dharmata @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Weekly meeting of the Dharmata Sangha Sundays, 11am – 1pm All are welcome. No prior experience necessary. About the Dharmata Sangha The Bozeman Dharmata Sangha was formed in 2010 by Susan Morgan under the direction of[...]
MindSpace – Meditation Group for Adults 18 – 32ish 6:30 pm
MindSpace – Meditation Group for Adults 18 – 32ish
May 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
MindSpace - Meditation Group for Adults 18 - 32ish @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
MindSpace  A Meditation Group for adults Ages 18 – 32ish Sundays 6:30 – 8:00 pm “Develop a mind that is vast like space.” -the Buddha     MindSpace is an open community gathering of adults[...]
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Drop-In Sit 12:00 pm
Drop-In Sit
May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Drop-In Sit @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Drop-In Meditations 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Monday – Friday (except holidays)   Everyone is welcome to attend.  There will be a bell-ringer present to open and close the session.  The meditation will be in silence.[...]
Thich Nhat Hanh Practice Group 5:00 pm
Thich Nhat Hanh Practice Group
May 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Thich Nhat Hanh Practice Group
Thich Nhat Hanh Practice Group   Mondays,  5:00 – 6:30 pm facilitated by Vicki Rich, Matthew Regan, and Casey Cassidy This is a group to start your meditation practice or to enhance your current practice.[...]
Zen Group 7:00 pm
Zen Group
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Zen Group @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Weekly Meeting of the Bozeman Zen Group Mondays, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm  led by Karen DeCotis Doors open at 6:45.  A 35-minute silent sitting begins at 7:00pm, followed by walking meditation, tea and discussion.[...]
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Adyashanti Gathering 6:00 pm
Adyashanti Gathering
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Adyashanti Gathering @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Adyashanti Gathering The first Tuesday of each month 6:00 – 8:00 pm This gathering meets monthly to watch DVDs of Adyashanti, an American-born spiritual teacher devoted to serving the awakening of all beings. His teachings[...]
Drop-In Sit 12:00 pm
Drop-In Sit
May 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Drop-In Sit @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Drop-In Meditations 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Monday – Friday (except holidays)   Everyone is welcome to attend.  There will be a bell-ringer present to open and close the session.  The meditation will be in silence.[...]
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Drop-In Sit 12:00 pm
Drop-In Sit
May 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Drop-In Sit @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Drop-In Meditations 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Monday – Friday (except holidays)   Everyone is welcome to attend.  There will be a bell-ringer present to open and close the session.  The meditation will be in silence.[...]
Intro to Meditation Class with Floyd Fantelli 7:00 pm
Intro to Meditation Class with Floyd Fantelli
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Intro to Meditation Class with Floyd Fantelli @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Introduction to Meditation Class 3 Wednesdays: May 1, 8, 15 7:00 – 8:30 pm taught by Floyd Fantelli, Guiding Teacher of the Bozeman Insight Community This class will teach basic mindfulness meditation practice using Insight[...]
iREST/Yoga Nidra 6:00 pm
iREST/Yoga Nidra
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
iREST/Yoga Nidra @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
iREST/Yoga Nidra Wednesdays 6:00 – 6:45 pm led by Susan Blackwell Tate iRest/Yoga Nidra is a research-based transformative practice of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry that: releases negative emotions and thought patterns calms the nervous[...]
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Drop-In Sit 12:00 pm
Drop-In Sit
May 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Drop-In Sit @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Drop-In Meditations 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Monday – Friday (except holidays)   Everyone is welcome to attend.  There will be a bell-ringer present to open and close the session.  The meditation will be in silence.[...]
Insight Community: Working with Illness, Discomfort and Grief 7:00 pm
Insight Community: Working with Illness, Discomfort and Grief
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Insight Community: Working with Illness, Discomfort and Grief @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Mindfulness, Concentration, and Liberating Insight practices A 5 week series exploring the historical Buddha’s teachings to caregivers, those suffering sickness and those grieving Thursdays, April 11 – May 9   Among the thousands of Discourses[...]
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Drop-In Sit 12:00 pm
Drop-In Sit
May 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Drop-In Sit @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Drop-In Meditations 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Monday – Friday (except holidays)   Everyone is welcome to attend.  There will be a bell-ringer present to open and close the session.  The meditation will be in silence.[...]
Community Meeting 6:30 pm
Community Meeting
May 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Community Meeting @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Community Meeting Friday, May 10 6:30 – 8:30 pm The Board of Directors wants to share the draft three year vision and 2019 goals for the BDC and get some input from you!  All welcome![...]
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May Half-day Sit with Elaine Huang 9:00 am
May Half-day Sit with Elaine Huang
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
May Half-day Sit with Elaine Huang @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Healing Practices for the Heart & Mind  A Half-day Meditation Retreat with Elaine Huang   Saturday, May 11 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (break at 11 am) A lasting sense of peace and joy is[...]
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Zen Group 8:30 am
Zen Group
May 12 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Zen Group
Sunday Morning Zazen with the Bozeman Zen Group 8:30 – 10:00 am  Our time together will include meditation, chanting, and a Dharma talk, activity, or practice. Anyone and everyone is welcome – newcomers and beginners[...]
Dharmata 11:00 am
Dharmata
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Dharmata @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Weekly meeting of the Dharmata Sangha Sundays, 11am – 1pm All are welcome. No prior experience necessary. About the Dharmata Sangha The Bozeman Dharmata Sangha was formed in 2010 by Susan Morgan under the direction of[...]
MindSpace – Meditation Group for Adults 18 – 32ish 6:30 pm
MindSpace – Meditation Group for Adults 18 – 32ish
May 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
MindSpace - Meditation Group for Adults 18 - 32ish @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
MindSpace  A Meditation Group for adults Ages 18 – 32ish Sundays 6:30 – 8:00 pm “Develop a mind that is vast like space.” -the Buddha     MindSpace is an open community gathering of adults[...]
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Communal Wesak Celebration 6:00 pm
Communal Wesak Celebration
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Communal Wesak Celebration @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Communal Celebration of Wesak – The global festival celebrating the Buddha’s birthday, enlightenment and death Monday, May 13 6:00 – 6:45 pm Arbor Decoration 6:45 pm Celebration   Wesak or Vesak (“Wee-sack”) is the festival[...]
Drop-In Sit 12:00 pm
Drop-In Sit
May 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Drop-In Sit @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Drop-In Meditations 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Monday – Friday (except holidays)   Everyone is welcome to attend.  There will be a bell-ringer present to open and close the session.  The meditation will be in silence.[...]
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Drop-In Sit 12:00 pm
Drop-In Sit
May 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Drop-In Sit @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Drop-In Meditations 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Monday – Friday (except holidays)   Everyone is welcome to attend.  There will be a bell-ringer present to open and close the session.  The meditation will be in silence.[...]
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Drop-In Sit 12:00 pm
Drop-In Sit
May 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Drop-In Sit @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Drop-In Meditations 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Monday – Friday (except holidays)   Everyone is welcome to attend.  There will be a bell-ringer present to open and close the session.  The meditation will be in silence.[...]
Intro to Meditation Class with Floyd Fantelli 7:00 pm
Intro to Meditation Class with Floyd Fantelli
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Intro to Meditation Class with Floyd Fantelli @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Introduction to Meditation Class 3 Wednesdays: May 1, 8, 15 7:00 – 8:30 pm taught by Floyd Fantelli, Guiding Teacher of the Bozeman Insight Community This class will teach basic mindfulness meditation practice using Insight[...]
iREST/Yoga Nidra 6:00 pm
iREST/Yoga Nidra
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
iREST/Yoga Nidra @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
iREST/Yoga Nidra Wednesdays 6:00 – 6:45 pm led by Susan Blackwell Tate iRest/Yoga Nidra is a research-based transformative practice of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry that: releases negative emotions and thought patterns calms the nervous[...]
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Drop-In Sit 12:00 pm
Drop-In Sit
May 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Drop-In Sit @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Drop-In Meditations 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Monday – Friday (except holidays)   Everyone is welcome to attend.  There will be a bell-ringer present to open and close the session.  The meditation will be in silence.[...]
Special Session of the BIC with Tempel Smith 7:00 pm
Special Session of the BIC with Tempel Smith
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Special Session of the BIC with Tempel Smith @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
 The Bozeman Insight Community welcomes  Tempel Smith Thursday, May 16th 7:00 – 8:30 pm The  community is welcome to join the Insight sangha in welcoming Tempel back to Bozeman. He will share personal experiences of[...]
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Zen Group 8:30 am
Zen Group
May 19 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Zen Group
Sunday Morning Zazen with the Bozeman Zen Group 8:30 – 10:00 am  Our time together will include meditation, chanting, and a Dharma talk, activity, or practice. Anyone and everyone is welcome – newcomers and beginners[...]
Dharmata 11:00 am
Dharmata
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Dharmata @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Weekly meeting of the Dharmata Sangha Sundays, 11am – 1pm All are welcome. No prior experience necessary. About the Dharmata Sangha The Bozeman Dharmata Sangha was formed in 2010 by Susan Morgan under the direction of[...]
MindSpace – Meditation Group for Adults 18 – 32ish 6:30 pm
MindSpace – Meditation Group for Adults 18 – 32ish
May 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
MindSpace - Meditation Group for Adults 18 - 32ish @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
MindSpace  A Meditation Group for adults Ages 18 – 32ish Sundays 6:30 – 8:00 pm “Develop a mind that is vast like space.” -the Buddha     MindSpace is an open community gathering of adults[...]
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Drop-In Sit 12:00 pm
Drop-In Sit
May 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Drop-In Sit @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Drop-In Meditations 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Monday – Friday (except holidays)   Everyone is welcome to attend.  There will be a bell-ringer present to open and close the session.  The meditation will be in silence.[...]
Thich Nhat Hanh Practice Group 5:00 pm
Thich Nhat Hanh Practice Group
May 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Thich Nhat Hanh Practice Group
Thich Nhat Hanh Practice Group   Mondays,  5:00 – 6:30 pm facilitated by Vicki Rich, Matthew Regan, and Casey Cassidy This is a group to start your meditation practice or to enhance your current practice.[...]
Zen Group 7:00 pm
Zen Group
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Zen Group @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Weekly Meeting of the Bozeman Zen Group Mondays, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm  led by Karen DeCotis Doors open at 6:45.  A 35-minute silent sitting begins at 7:00pm, followed by walking meditation, tea and discussion.[...]
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Drop-In Sit 12:00 pm
Drop-In Sit
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Drop-In Sit @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Drop-In Meditations 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Monday – Friday (except holidays)   Everyone is welcome to attend.  There will be a bell-ringer present to open and close the session.  The meditation will be in silence.[...]
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Drop-In Sit 12:00 pm
Drop-In Sit
May 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Drop-In Sit @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Drop-In Meditations 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Monday – Friday (except holidays)   Everyone is welcome to attend.  There will be a bell-ringer present to open and close the session.  The meditation will be in silence.[...]
Mindfulness & Intimacy with Ben Connelly 7:00 pm
Mindfulness & Intimacy with Ben Connelly
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mindfulness & Intimacy with Ben Connelly @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Mindfulness & Intimacy An evening with  Ben Connelly May 22 Go beyond mere mindfulness—and deepen your connection to your self, the people in your life, and the world around you. Mindfulness is an ancient and powerful[...]
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Drop-In Sit 12:00 pm
Drop-In Sit
May 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Drop-In Sit @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Drop-In Meditations 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Monday – Friday (except holidays)   Everyone is welcome to attend.  There will be a bell-ringer present to open and close the session.  The meditation will be in silence.[...]
Insight Community 7:00 pm
Insight Community
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Insight Community @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Weekly Meeting of the  Bozeman Insight Community Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm Bozeman Insight Community (BIC) is a welcoming community that offers the Buddha’s priceless teachings on wisdom and compassion to all those who seek[...]
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Drop-In Sit 12:00 pm
Drop-In Sit
May 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Drop-In Sit @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Drop-In Meditations 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Monday – Friday (except holidays)   Everyone is welcome to attend.  There will be a bell-ringer present to open and close the session.  The meditation will be in silence.[...]
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Zen Group 8:30 am
Zen Group
May 26 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Zen Group
Sunday Morning Zazen with the Bozeman Zen Group 8:30 – 10:00 am  Our time together will include meditation, chanting, and a Dharma talk, activity, or practice. Anyone and everyone is welcome – newcomers and beginners[...]
MindSpace – Meditation Group for Adults 18 – 32ish 6:30 pm
MindSpace – Meditation Group for Adults 18 – 32ish
May 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
MindSpace - Meditation Group for Adults 18 - 32ish @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
MindSpace  A Meditation Group for adults Ages 18 – 32ish Sundays 6:30 – 8:00 pm “Develop a mind that is vast like space.” -the Buddha     MindSpace is an open community gathering of adults[...]
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Closed for Holiday
Closed for Holiday
May 27 all-day
Closed for Holiday
  We will be closed for the holiday with no noon sit or group meetings. May you be well. May you be safe. May you be at peace.
Thich Nhat Hanh Practice Group 5:00 pm
Thich Nhat Hanh Practice Group
May 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Thich Nhat Hanh Practice Group
Thich Nhat Hanh Practice Group   Mondays,  5:00 – 6:30 pm facilitated by Vicki Rich, Matthew Regan, and Casey Cassidy This is a group to start your meditation practice or to enhance your current practice.[...]
Zen Group 7:00 pm
Zen Group
May 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Zen Group @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Weekly Meeting of the Bozeman Zen Group Mondays, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm  led by Karen DeCotis Doors open at 6:45.  A 35-minute silent sitting begins at 7:00pm, followed by walking meditation, tea and discussion.[...]
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Drop-In Sit 12:00 pm
Drop-In Sit
May 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Drop-In Sit @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Drop-In Meditations 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Monday – Friday (except holidays)   Everyone is welcome to attend.  There will be a bell-ringer present to open and close the session.  The meditation will be in silence.[...]
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Drop-In Sit 12:00 pm
Drop-In Sit
May 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Drop-In Sit @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Drop-In Meditations 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Monday – Friday (except holidays)   Everyone is welcome to attend.  There will be a bell-ringer present to open and close the session.  The meditation will be in silence.[...]
The Four Noble Truths & The Three Teachings 7:00 pm
The Four Noble Truths & The Three Teachings
May 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Four Noble Truths & The Three Teachings @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
The Four Noble Truths & The Three Teachings A class led by BIC teacher-in-residence, Tempel Smith May 29, June 5  7:00 – 9:00 pm This two-session class will outline the heart of the Buddha’s core[...]
iREST/Yoga Nidra 6:00 pm
iREST/Yoga Nidra
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
iREST/Yoga Nidra @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
iREST/Yoga Nidra Wednesdays 6:00 – 6:45 pm led by Susan Blackwell Tate iRest/Yoga Nidra is a research-based transformative practice of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry that: releases negative emotions and thought patterns calms the nervous[...]
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Drop-In Sit 12:00 pm
Drop-In Sit
May 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Drop-In Sit @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Drop-In Meditations 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Monday – Friday (except holidays)   Everyone is welcome to attend.  There will be a bell-ringer present to open and close the session.  The meditation will be in silence.[...]
Insight Community 7:00 pm
Insight Community
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Insight Community @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Weekly Meeting of the  Bozeman Insight Community Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm Bozeman Insight Community (BIC) is a welcoming community that offers the Buddha’s priceless teachings on wisdom and compassion to all those who seek[...]
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Drop-In Sit 12:00 pm
Drop-In Sit
May 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Drop-In Sit @ Bozeman Dharma Center | Bozeman | Montana | United States
Drop-In Meditations 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Monday – Friday (except holidays)   Everyone is welcome to attend.  There will be a bell-ringer present to open and close the session.  The meditation will be in silence.[...]