Parenting Practice Workshop

October 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Bozeman Dharma Center
1019 E. Main St
Bozeman MT 59715

Parenting Practice: Bringing Meditation into Parenting and Family Life

with Shannon Smith

Saturday, October 20; 2 – 4:30 PM

Workshop Description

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. Classic Buddhist teachings as well as the ever-growing Mindfulness world doesn’t offer much instruction, philosophy or practical applications for how to integrate our Dharma Practice into our family or parenting lives. The joys and challenges of practicing within the constructs of family and parenting provides a rich opportunity to bring our practice to the forefront of this important and difficult work. How can we find meaningful ways to bring our practice into our homes?

During this workshop, Shannon Smith will offer some perspectives and practices on how to integrate Dharma practice into family and parenting. There will be some guided meditations, Teachings, Q&A and open dialog on the topic being presented.

This group is open to anyone who is interested in the topic.

About the Teacher


Shannon Smith began practicing the Dharma in 2004. Over the last decade she has been sitting and studying in the Theravada tradition, integrating Dharma Practice and 12-step Recovery that has resulted in more than 25 years of sobriety.

Shannon has taught meditation, led recovery groups and co-facilitated Year-to-Live groups since 2008. In 2014, she stepped out of a long business career to have her son, become a Co-Founder to Refuge Recovery Treatment Centers and complete a four-year teacher training program with Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society.

She has more recently relocated to Paonia, Colorado to focus on cultivating a more sustainable lifestyle with her husband and two sons. She founded the Secular Dharma Foundation and is currently the Development Director for Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB).