Retreats

This is a list of all (half-day, day-long, and weekend) retreats happening at the Bozeman Dharma Center in the near future.  This page is updated frequently.

Unless otherwise noted, weekend retreats are not residential.  Housing for out-of-town participants is usually available upon request. A list of resources for out of town guests can be found here. Commonly asked questions that can help prepare for a retreat can be found on our FAQ page.

The Zen of You and Me

Weekend retreat with Diane Hamilton

September 27-29

This weekend is an exploration of our sameness and our differences. We will practice sitting meditation, as the fundamental expression of our unity. We will also learn how to strengthen our commonalities while expressing and exploring our differences.

Cultivating Emotional Balance

Ending the War on Emotions

Day-long with Dave Smith

October 19, 9 AM – 5 PM

During this Workshop, Dave will discuss how Mindfulness practices can be constructively integrated with emotional intelligence.

Participants will learn:
 Understanding how emotions work, & how they can work for and not against us;
 Recognizing and working with emotional triggers;
 Deepening awareness and stabilizing attention;
 Increasing compassion for the self and others;
 Cultivating genuine happiness and mental balance.

Cutting Through Our Illusions

Weekend Retreat with Kathie Fischer

November 1 – 3

“So you should view this fleeting world—
A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream,
A flash of lightening in a summer cloud,
A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream.”
– The Diamond Sutra

During this weekend, we will read the Diamond Sutra for its beautiful language, grapple with the teaching of emptiness, and come to understand why this teaching has been so vital to Buddhist practitioners for nearly 2000 years. There will be periods of sitting and walking meditation, teachings on the text and dialogue. Texts will be available for purchase. Hosted by the Bozeman Zen Group. Register by emailing info@bozemanzengroup.org. More information about the retreat and Kathie’s bio can be found here.