MindSpace MettaThon

October 15, 2016 @ 6:00 am – October 16, 2016 @ 6:00 am

MindSpace 24-Hour MettaThon

Saturday, October 15th at 6:00 am
through to
Sunday, the 16th at 6:00 am

The MindSpace Mettathon is a twenty four hour Buddhist buffet, offering teachings by local dharma teachers, silent meditation, streamed video, yoga, poetry, and other mindful activities. 
All are welcome, no prior meditation experience necessary.
Feel free to drop in anytime, come and go as you like.
This is a fundraiser for the MindSpace Sangha of the Bozeman Dharma Center, suggested donation is $5-10/hour.

Snacks and tea provided, please bring lunch/dinner, or feel free to go out and come back.

If you are unable to attend but would like to contribute and support our young adult group, 
click here to go to our donation portal and information.
MindSpace is a weekly gathering of adults roughly 18-35 years old, who are interested in learning about meditation, mindfulness, and Buddhism.

MindSpace started in January, 2016. We meet weekly and our mission statement is: “To foster a clear mind, compassionate heart, and develop an intimacy with human experiences. To encourage and support each other in daily practice to embody mindfulness in everyday life.” Currently we have about 15 people per weekly meeting, age ranges from 18-35, the average being early-mid 20s.

What We Are Doing and Why:

All groups at the Dharma center run on monetary donations and volunteers time. We are doing a fundraising drive to raise funds for the development of the MindSpace group which includes running future retreats, offering scholarships, and going towards rent of the space in the dharma center for our weekly gatherings. The fundraiser we are organizing is a 24 hour Mettahon on October 15-16, 6am-6am. The Mettathon is a 24-hour community event, offering teachings by local dharma teachers, silent meditation, streamed video, yoga, poetry, and other mindful activities. The goal of the Mettathon is to introduce the Bozeman community to the Dharma Center and a variety of Buddhist teachings while also fundraising for the MindSpace young adult meditation group.

If you would like to sponsor a MIndSpace member
(pledge of $ per hour they meditate during the 24 hour period),
please see the sponsorship forms posted at the Dharma Center
or email MindSpaceBozeman @gmail.com.


MettaThon Schedule Hour-by-Hour

October 15

6:00-6:30 AM             Gather, welcome!

6:30-7:45             Buddhist Qigong with Ron Davis

7:45-8:00             Break or silent sit

8:00-9:30             Mindfulness Meditation with Floyd Fantelli

9:30-10:30          Metta discussion & meditation, facilitated by MindSpace

10:30-11:30       Dharmata with Susan Morgan

11:30-Noon         Mindful eating with Vickie Chang

Noon-1:00 PM            Silent sit or lunch break

1:00-1:30             Walking meditation/break

1:30-2:30             Metta discussion & meditation, facilitated by MindSpace

2:30-3:30             Poetry from Emptiness with Ron Davis

3:30-5:30             Music as Meditation with Danica Jamison

5:30-6:30             iREST Yoga Nidra Meditation with Susan Tate

6:30-7:15             Buddhist Qigong with Ron Davis

7:15-8:00             Break or silent sit

8:00-9:30     Zen and Bodhisattva Full Moon Ceremony with Karen DeCotis

9:30-11:30          Sonic yin with Elise Headley

October 16

11:30-12:30 AM      Sit, guided

12:30-2:30        Film Screening – a visual meditation experience

2:30-3:30           Lively Kirtan to wake up with Elise Headley

3:30-4:00       Walking meditation

4:00-4:30             Silent sit

4:30-5:30             Samu, clean up

5:30-5:50             Silent sit

5:50-6:00             Conclude