Jun
18
Tue
2024
Drop-In Sit
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Drop-In Meditations

Mondays-Fridays

12:00 – 1:00 pm

(except holidays)

Bell

Everyone is welcome to attend. A bell-ringer will open and close the session with three bells and will ring one bell at 12:30. The meditation will be in silence, but people are welcome to connect before and after each session.

Drop-in meditations are offered free of any charge, as a communal support to practice. Come and go (quietly) as you need to, latecomers welcome.

 All people
Everyone is welcome at Dharma Center programs and resident group meetings.
The Dharma Center is an inclusive, safe refuge for all ages, all sizes, all colors, all sexes, all religions, all beliefs, all cultures, all types, of all people.
Pali Canon Study Group
Jun 18 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Pali Canon Study Group

Tuesdays 1:15-2:15 PM

Photo of Middle Length Discourses in Bozeman Dharma Center library

Although Bozeman Dharma Center houses groups from multiple lineages, one thing we all have in common is a reliance on the teachings of the Buddha. The Pali Canon is recognized as the earliest written record of the Buddha’s teachings, given before the Buddhist community divided into different schools. This peer-led study group will begin by tackling readings from the Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha. You do not need to own the book to participate and do not need to commit to attending every week. Already having a practice and familiarity with the Dharma will be helpful.

Basic Schedule

1:15 Short sit
1:30 Read portion of Pali Canon with discussion afterward
2:10 Short sit and closing chant

Jun
19
Wed
2024
Drop-In Sit
Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Drop-In Meditations

Mondays-Fridays

12:00 – 1:00 pm

(except holidays)

Bell

Everyone is welcome to attend. A bell-ringer will open and close the session with three bells and will ring one bell at 12:30. The meditation will be in silence, but people are welcome to connect before and after each session.

Drop-in meditations are offered free of any charge, as a communal support to practice. Come and go (quietly) as you need to, latecomers welcome.

 All people
Everyone is welcome at Dharma Center programs and resident group meetings.
The Dharma Center is an inclusive, safe refuge for all ages, all sizes, all colors, all sexes, all religions, all beliefs, all cultures, all types, of all people.
Jun
20
Thu
2024
Drop-In Sit
Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Drop-In Meditations

Mondays-Fridays

12:00 – 1:00 pm

(except holidays)

Bell

Everyone is welcome to attend. A bell-ringer will open and close the session with three bells and will ring one bell at 12:30. The meditation will be in silence, but people are welcome to connect before and after each session.

Drop-in meditations are offered free of any charge, as a communal support to practice. Come and go (quietly) as you need to, latecomers welcome.

 All people
Everyone is welcome at Dharma Center programs and resident group meetings.
The Dharma Center is an inclusive, safe refuge for all ages, all sizes, all colors, all sexes, all religions, all beliefs, all cultures, all types, of all people.
Jun
21
Fri
2024
Drop-In Sit
Jun 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Drop-In Meditations

Mondays-Fridays

12:00 – 1:00 pm

(except holidays)

Bell

Everyone is welcome to attend. A bell-ringer will open and close the session with three bells and will ring one bell at 12:30. The meditation will be in silence, but people are welcome to connect before and after each session.

Drop-in meditations are offered free of any charge, as a communal support to practice. Come and go (quietly) as you need to, latecomers welcome.

 All people
Everyone is welcome at Dharma Center programs and resident group meetings.
The Dharma Center is an inclusive, safe refuge for all ages, all sizes, all colors, all sexes, all religions, all beliefs, all cultures, all types, of all people.
Afternoon Meditation
Jun 21 @ 5:20 pm – 6:00 pm

Afternoon Meditation

5:20-6:00 PM

Mondays & Fridays
IN PERSON ONLY

Join us for this drop-in sit hosted by the Bozeman Zen Group. We will sit silently for 35 minutes and then do a short chant. All welcome!

SoundGate Meditation
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SoundGate Meditation

First & Third Fridays of the Month
7-8 PM

Image courtesy of Pixabay.com

 

Our SoundGate program offers an opportunity to meditate using sound as a source of concentration. Experience how the union of breath and sound can anchor you in the present moment. No prior experience or registration necessary.

The Buddha instructed his students to bring awareness and sensory clarity to each of the six sense “gates” of experience. Just as we can anchor in breathing, we can anchor in body sensations, seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling or mindfully track the activity of the thinking mind.

These SoundGate Meditations offer a sound-scape of sensory experience to be your object of meditation, allowing you to linger in the experience of hearing (and take a break from other sense gates perhaps). A variety of sounds will be offered, bells and bowls, chanting, music, recordings of the natural world and soundscapes of our common humanity. While most are designed to be pleasant and carry beneficial intention, some will be neutral or varied in content.

You may simply relax and bathe in harmonious sound, or more intentionally bring elements of Insight practice to your meditation.

Check our listings below to see what will be offered when, or simply drop in with curiosity and explore.

No registration necessary | Donations welcome; any funds collected will be split equally between the Dharma Center and Facilitator.


 

June 21: Summer Solstice Service with Jessie Solon

This hour-long service will include poetry, a guided meditation and a 25-minute  SoundBath with Chrystal bowls.  Stay tuned for more details.

 

 

 

 

 


 

July 26:  Kirtan-style Chanting with Harmonium and Tibetan Bowls

We are excited to welcome Kathleen Karlsen and Brian Sparks back again. Kathleen is a mantra practitioner, kirtan leader, composer, and artist focused on the transformative power of the arts.  She has three levels of training from the Kirtan Leadership Institute and has led regular kirtans, mantra events, and workshops for the last six years. She joins us for an hour of Buddhist chants to the sacred sounds of the harmonium.

Brian received his spiritual teaching from several masters in the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. His teachers blessed his bowl work by giving him the specific “Prayer of Aspiration” and granted him many Buddhist empowerments. In person only. No registration necessary. Donations gratefully accepted.

Chants will be provided for those who would like to chant in unison — this is an evening where your voice is welcome!

More about Kathleen can be found on her website here.

Jun
23
Sun
2024
Mindful Watercolors
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Mindful Watercolors

Painting Breath by Breath

with Tajali Tolan

Sunday, June 23
1-4 PM

In Mindfulness we experience curiosity in awareness of what is unfolding in the present moment. Adding watercolors to the present moment we experience a creative flow of colors  with awareness and curiosity.  How do we cultivate openness and joy when we paint and engage in the creative process?
In this workshop, Tajali will guide us in breath, presence awareness and curiosity with watercolors and mindfulness practice.
No experience necessary. All supplies provided.
Tajali Tolan is a Mindfulness/Meditation teacher and artist working in multi mediums especially the creative heart in each of us. She cultivates joy and safe space for your own expression. She works for Montana Mindfulness Project and as a child and family therapist.
About Our Mindful Creativity Classes

The BDC Mindful Creativity classes offer creative ways to explore the teachings of the Buddha. Using arts, crafts and/or writing methods, facilitators from our community will lead creative activities with the purpose of expressing the wisdom, inspiration and compassion of the Dharma.

You do not have to practice Buddhism or have prior experience with the art form to join; everyone is welcome.

There will be a suggested sliding scale fee which includes registration and materials costs for every meeting; scholarships are available on request.

Sample Meeting
● Welcome/introduction
● Meditation (10-20 minutes)
● Introduction to creative activity.
● Creative activity
● Group sharing on the experience of practice or the reading
● Clean up
● Short closing sit and Dedication of Merit

Background on Creativity and Buddhism

Creativity, innovation and imagination have been part of the Buddhist tradition since the first century BCE when the oral tradition of Theravada evolved into the narrative sutras of the Pali Canon etched into palm leaves. Statues of Buddha were created in the 3rd century Pyu period of Burma. The Dunhuang caves of China revealed a multicultural collection of 5th century Buddhist manuscripts and mural paintings. Tibetans have created thangkas and mandalas for 1,300 years inspiring the practice of Vajrayana Buddhism. The history of Zen in Japan is replete with poems, drawings, paintings and books based on Buddhist themes. Modern western Buddhism is currently producing art, in all its forms, as an exploration of the Buddha’s teachings. Our Mindful Creativity Group will continue this tradition.

Interested in Facilitating?

Out of respect for the Buddha’s teachings, the integrity of the presentations will be carefully reviewed. For important information regarding the criteria to facilitate, the facilitator’s role, class structure, and for the application form please click here.

Jun
24
Mon
2024
Drop-In Sit
Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Drop-In Meditations

Mondays-Fridays

12:00 – 1:00 pm

(except holidays)

Bell

Everyone is welcome to attend. A bell-ringer will open and close the session with three bells and will ring one bell at 12:30. The meditation will be in silence, but people are welcome to connect before and after each session.

Drop-in meditations are offered free of any charge, as a communal support to practice. Come and go (quietly) as you need to, latecomers welcome.

 All people
Everyone is welcome at Dharma Center programs and resident group meetings.
The Dharma Center is an inclusive, safe refuge for all ages, all sizes, all colors, all sexes, all religions, all beliefs, all cultures, all types, of all people.
Afternoon Meditation
Jun 24 @ 5:20 pm – 6:00 pm

Afternoon Meditation

5:20-6:00 PM

Mondays & Fridays
IN PERSON ONLY

Join us for this drop-in sit hosted by the Bozeman Zen Group. We will sit silently for 35 minutes and then do a short chant. All welcome!

Jun
25
Tue
2024
Drop-In Sit
Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Drop-In Meditations

Mondays-Fridays

12:00 – 1:00 pm

(except holidays)

Bell

Everyone is welcome to attend. A bell-ringer will open and close the session with three bells and will ring one bell at 12:30. The meditation will be in silence, but people are welcome to connect before and after each session.

Drop-in meditations are offered free of any charge, as a communal support to practice. Come and go (quietly) as you need to, latecomers welcome.

 All people
Everyone is welcome at Dharma Center programs and resident group meetings.
The Dharma Center is an inclusive, safe refuge for all ages, all sizes, all colors, all sexes, all religions, all beliefs, all cultures, all types, of all people.
Pali Canon Study Group
Jun 25 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Pali Canon Study Group

Tuesdays 1:15-2:15 PM

Photo of Middle Length Discourses in Bozeman Dharma Center library

Although Bozeman Dharma Center houses groups from multiple lineages, one thing we all have in common is a reliance on the teachings of the Buddha. The Pali Canon is recognized as the earliest written record of the Buddha’s teachings, given before the Buddhist community divided into different schools. This peer-led study group will begin by tackling readings from the Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha. You do not need to own the book to participate and do not need to commit to attending every week. Already having a practice and familiarity with the Dharma will be helpful.

Basic Schedule

1:15 Short sit
1:30 Read portion of Pali Canon with discussion afterward
2:10 Short sit and closing chant

MindSpace
Jun 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

MindSpace

 A Meditation Group for adults Ages 18 – 40

Tuesdays 6:30 – 7:45 pm
In Person Only

Will Meet every other week from June – August

Meeting Structure

6:25: Gather
6:30: 30 minute meditation
7:00: Reading and Discussion
7:45: End

We choose books that are easy to pick up at any point. Drop-ins are welcome! You do not need to have own the book to participate.

We are currently reading Training in Compassion by Norman Fischer (Zen tradition)

Examples of other books we’ve read:
No Self, No Problem by Anam Thubten (Tibetan tradition)
— Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach (Insight tradition)

Current Facilitators

Kerry Neal has practiced in the Zen tradition for 8 years. She sits with the Bozeman Zen Group. She helped start MindSpace in 2016 and facilitated until early 2019. She loves the lifelong nature that is meditation practice and working mindfulness into everyday life.

Mary Corelli has 12 years of practice in the Zen and Insight Meditation traditions. She is a mother and a therapist. Mary is a Certified Mindfulness Teacher through Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield’s two year training program. She emphasizes ecological awareness in practice.

Allison Howe has 4 years of meditation practice and has been practicing regularly with MindSpace since 2022. She is an experienced group facilitator and therapist in private practice, helping clients bring mindful awareness into daily life and deepening their relationship with themselves through an embodied sense of openness, compassion, and curiosity.

Jun
26
Wed
2024
Drop-In Sit
Jun 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Drop-In Meditations

Mondays-Fridays

12:00 – 1:00 pm

(except holidays)

Bell

Everyone is welcome to attend. A bell-ringer will open and close the session with three bells and will ring one bell at 12:30. The meditation will be in silence, but people are welcome to connect before and after each session.

Drop-in meditations are offered free of any charge, as a communal support to practice. Come and go (quietly) as you need to, latecomers welcome.

 All people
Everyone is welcome at Dharma Center programs and resident group meetings.
The Dharma Center is an inclusive, safe refuge for all ages, all sizes, all colors, all sexes, all religions, all beliefs, all cultures, all types, of all people.
Jun
27
Thu
2024
Drop-In Sit
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Drop-In Meditations

Mondays-Fridays

12:00 – 1:00 pm

(except holidays)

Bell

Everyone is welcome to attend. A bell-ringer will open and close the session with three bells and will ring one bell at 12:30. The meditation will be in silence, but people are welcome to connect before and after each session.

Drop-in meditations are offered free of any charge, as a communal support to practice. Come and go (quietly) as you need to, latecomers welcome.

 All people
Everyone is welcome at Dharma Center programs and resident group meetings.
The Dharma Center is an inclusive, safe refuge for all ages, all sizes, all colors, all sexes, all religions, all beliefs, all cultures, all types, of all people.
Jun
28
Fri
2024
Drop-In Sit
Jun 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Drop-In Meditations

Mondays-Fridays

12:00 – 1:00 pm

(except holidays)

Bell

Everyone is welcome to attend. A bell-ringer will open and close the session with three bells and will ring one bell at 12:30. The meditation will be in silence, but people are welcome to connect before and after each session.

Drop-in meditations are offered free of any charge, as a communal support to practice. Come and go (quietly) as you need to, latecomers welcome.

 All people
Everyone is welcome at Dharma Center programs and resident group meetings.
The Dharma Center is an inclusive, safe refuge for all ages, all sizes, all colors, all sexes, all religions, all beliefs, all cultures, all types, of all people.
Afternoon Meditation
Jun 28 @ 5:20 pm – 6:00 pm

Afternoon Meditation

5:20-6:00 PM

Mondays & Fridays
IN PERSON ONLY

Join us for this drop-in sit hosted by the Bozeman Zen Group. We will sit silently for 35 minutes and then do a short chant. All welcome!

Jun
29
Sat
2024
Feeding Your Demons
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Feeding Your Demons –
Bringing Wisdom and Compassion to our Inner Conflicts

Based on Tsultrim Allione’s Book and Renown Practice

Probable date: Saturday, June 29th
9 AM – Noon

led by Suzanne Colón

This workshop will feature a guided exercise that uses imagery and inquiry to work with difficult parts of ourselves or our experience. Developed by Lama Tsultrim Allione (Tibetan nun, author and teacher), this exploratory practice of self-compassion has been shared with practitioners across Buddhist lineages, to powerful effect. In this morning workshop, Suzanne will offer the practice, along with guidance for how to use it safely and beneficially.

This is a helpful exercise for anything you’re finding frustrating. Beginners may want to do the practice with a low-stakes issue to see how it’s done before bringing it to higher-stakes issues or conflicts. Following the workshop, we’ll share the link to Lama Tsultrim guiding it online so you may do it again, and as often as you wish. She offers it freely.

This workshop is designed for all levels of meditation experience. All persons, identities, sizes, genders, ages, races and abilities are very welcome.

Please bring a journal.

Prior online registration is preferred, attendance will be limited to 30 attending in person. Zoom option available.

Jul
1
Mon
2024
Drop-In Sit
Jul 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Drop-In Meditations

Mondays-Fridays

12:00 – 1:00 pm

(except holidays)

Bell

Everyone is welcome to attend. A bell-ringer will open and close the session with three bells and will ring one bell at 12:30. The meditation will be in silence, but people are welcome to connect before and after each session.

Drop-in meditations are offered free of any charge, as a communal support to practice. Come and go (quietly) as you need to, latecomers welcome.

 All people
Everyone is welcome at Dharma Center programs and resident group meetings.
The Dharma Center is an inclusive, safe refuge for all ages, all sizes, all colors, all sexes, all religions, all beliefs, all cultures, all types, of all people.
Afternoon Meditation
Jul 1 @ 5:20 pm – 6:00 pm

Afternoon Meditation

5:20-6:00 PM

Mondays & Fridays
IN PERSON ONLY

Join us for this drop-in sit hosted by the Bozeman Zen Group. We will sit silently for 35 minutes and then do a short chant. All welcome!