Meeting Your Life with Compassion with Nomon Tim Burnett

July 26, 27, 28


Retreat Information

Zen Meditation emphasizes the power of meeting our lives with clarity and wisdom. Compassion training helps us learn to also meet those moments with kindness, curiosity and compassion. Visiting teacher, Nomon Tim Burnett from Red Cedar Zen Community in Bellingham, offers a workshop on practicing with the 59 mind training slogans for developing compassion popular in the Indo-Tibetan tradition. The root text for the weekend will be Norman Fischer’s Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong. It is not necessary to bring the book but you might find it useful to have read portions of it ahead. This book is currently for sale at the Bozeman Dharma Center.  In his workshops Tim likes to offer a mix of presentation, discussion and experiential exercises.

This retreat is sponsored by the Bozeman Zen Group. The retreat will include sitting, presentation, and informal discussion.  This weekend is recommended for all levels of mediation experience.  Friday evening’s talk is drop-in and open to the public.

Friday, July 26, 7-9 PM (also open to the public)
Saturday, July 27, 9 AM – 4 PM
Sunday, July 28, 9 AM – 1:00 PM

About Nomon Tim Burnett

Nomon Tim Burnett is Guiding Teacher of Red Cedar Zen Community in Bellingham, Washington. Tim has been a student of Zoketsu Norman Fischer since 1987 when he was a resident at San Francisco Zen Center’s Green Gulch Farm. After sitting practice periods at Green Gulch and Tassajara Zen Monastery, Tim helped found the Bellingham Zen Practice Group in 1991. Tim was ordained as a Zen Priest by Norman in 2000, received Dharma Transmission in 2011, and was installed as Guiding Teacher of the sangha in April, 2017. A person of wide-ranging professional interests, Tim has been a botanist, carpenter, elementary school teacher, writer, and computer programmer. In addition to his work at the Guiding Teacher of Red Cedar Zen Community, Tim is also Executive Director of Mindfulness Northwest where he offers the Dharma in the form of secular mindfulness to many in local communities and professions. 

Registration Information

Weekend retreats, classes and workshops at the Dharma Center have a 2-part “cost:”  Because the teachings are considered priceless and are to be supported by Dana (a voluntary, anonymous offering of no specified amount) we ask that you consider making a Dana offering to the teacher, in gratitude and support of the teachings – as best fits your circumstances and brings you joy in giving.

Secondly, we ask a sliding-scale registration fee to cover Tim’s expenses and the cost of putting on the retreat.  Scholarships are always available and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.  To apply for a scholarship, click here.

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  • Meeting Your Life with Compassion
    July 26, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Meeting Your Life with Compassion
    July 27, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Meeting Your Life with Compassion
    July 28, 2019
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm


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