Awakening the Body of Love

@ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm America/Denver Timezone
Pilgrim Congregational Church, Boyd Room
2118 S 3rd Ave

Awakening the Body of Love

A Day of Mindfulness in the Plum Village Tradition of
the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh
with Dharmacharya Greg Grallo

Saturday, March 26
9:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Boyd Room of Pilgrim Congregational Church

Retreat Description

In the midst of difficulties, fear, and suffering, our hearts can become buried in news, stories, anger, and hatred. These past two years have given us so many opportunities to transform the suffering in and around us, whether from the pandemic, systemic racism and inequity, divisive political rhetoric, or climate change. This suffering is real, and yet the possibility of transformation remains.

The Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) developed the Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism from his work during the war in Vietnam and his subsequent exile. Through the teachings of the Buddha, Thay shows us a way to work in situations of violence, fear, and hatred without losing our compassion, love, and transformation.

Whether seasoned in the practice of meditation or new to the practice, coming home to mindfulness of the body lays the foundation for personal and societal transformation. On this Day of Mindfulness offered by Dharmacharya Greg Grallo in the Plum Village tradition, we will return to the Four Establishments of Mindfulness and explore the interconnection between the body, the mind, and the world.

Our day will include sitting and walking meditation, a talk from Greg, a mindful brown-bag lunch, Touching the Earth and Dharma sharing.


About the Teacher

Dharmacharya Greg Grallo received the Lamp Transmission in Plum Village in June 2018. He practices with Open Way Sangha in Missoula, MT and serves as a chaplain at St Patrick Hospital and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Missoula. He also is the owner of Foundational Dialogues Mediation and Facilitation LLC, dedicated to providing transformative conflict resolution in organizations, couples, and families. (

Greg offers the Dharma free of charge, but a donation (dana) is invited to express gratitude to our teacher and honor his time.

Registration Information

Registration is a sliding scale from $35-$100. Full scholarships are available. 

COVID Protocol

The Bozeman Dharma Center requests all practitioners to follow these COVID-19 protocols.

  • We strongly recommend that only fully vaccinated and boosted people (two-weeks past last vaccination) attend in person.
  • Following CDC guidelines for areas with low COVID transmission, masks are now optional at BDC events.
  • Everyone will need to sign in and list their email and phone number. This requirement is so that contact tracing can be quickly and easily completed should anyone discover they had COVID while attending a BDC event and to also help us track attendance.
  • Food and drink consumption at indoor gatherings is now allowed. Breaks to have snacks and drinks outside will be offered.
  • Pilgrim church would like us to try to maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet at all times. Seating arrangements will be laid out such that zafus or chairs are at least 6 feet apart. Please don’t move the zafus or chairs.
  • If you are experiencing a cough, fever, feel ill, have lost your sense of smell or taste, have travelled to a high risk area*, or have been exposed to someone who likely has COVID-19, please stay home and take care of yourself. We will still provide remote access to meetings through the Zoom platform. *Areas in the US considered high risk by the CDC can be found here. High risk areas outside of the US can be found here.
  • If you test positive for COVID, and might have been contagious while attending a BDC program, please contact us as soon as possible at Email: or Phone: 406-219-2140. We will alert others who attended with you (anonymously) to possible exposure to COVID, and work with the Gallatin County Health Department regarding contact tracing.
  • Please know that we are cleaning and sanitizing touchable items when possible, but there is still risk in attending in-person meetings.