Upcoming Classes at the Dharma Center
Scroll down to see all our upcoming classes and workshops, listed in chronological order.
Please remember to avoid fragrances and scented products of any kind when attending classes, groups or events at the Dharma Center. (This includes strong laundry soap fragrances which remain in your clothing.) Many people have fragrance allergies or chemical sensitivities and we ask your support in providing a fragrance-free environment. Thank you!
4 Tuesdays: October 8, 15, 22, 29
7 – 8 PM
with Suzanne Colón
Expand your mindfulness of sensory experience and foster insight into the phenomena of hearing, perceiving and interpreting sound. Led by Suzanne Colón, leader of the Bozeman Insight Community, each of these family-friendly evenings will begin with 10 minutes of instruction on mindfulness of hearing as a “gate” of sensory experience followed by a soundscape of sensation.
Each week features a different soundscape:
October 8 – Soundscape of the Human Experience
October 15 – Sonic Bliss Bath: Bells, singing bowls, chimes and vibrational instruments
October 22 – Sacred Chanting: Chants from cathedrals, concert halls monasteries, & temples
October 29 – Halloween Soundscape: creaky doors, footfalls, wolves, owls and other creatures of the night. Treats and cider after. Ages 10-adult.
Parenting Practice: Bringing Meditation into Parenting and Family Life
Sunday, October 20; 2 – 4:30 PM
with Shannon Smith
Finding time to commit to a regular sitting practice is an ongoing struggle for many practitioners. For those who find themselves with parenting and family obligations this can present an even bigger challenge.
During this workshop, Shannon Smith will offer some perspectives and practices on how to integrate Dharma practice into family and parenting. There will be guided meditations, Teachings, Q&A and open dialog on the topic being presented.
Enjoyment of the Paradox
A Zen Koan Salon
with Karen DeCotis
Wednesdays, November 6, 13, 20
7 – 8:30 PM
A monk asked Joshu, a Chinese Zen master: “Has a dog Buddha-nature or not?” Joshu answered: “Mu.”
Zen koans can aid us in realizing the ever-present realm of the non-dual, and bring forth our essential unity, the “mind of oneness.” Koans are stories with meetings between spiritual aspirants. They are poetic expressions of the breakthrough than can happen when we drop our conditioned clinging to our identity and open to our true nature.
In our koan salon, we will practice and study several stories together. There will be sitting meditation, teaching, exploration, group dialogue, dreaming, writing and fun. It is not about “getting it” as much as enjoying another way of being with our fundamental questions about life. Register by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. Suggested donation per class is $5-$20.
Our Streamed Programs are also highly recommended for beginners or those relatively new to these practices. These are offered without prior registration- come and check it out, leave when you want or need to. For more on these pre-recorded workshops please click here…