Please note, some of our events are held online through Zoom. In-person events are subject to change. Scroll down to see all our upcoming retreats, classes, and workshops listed in chronological order.

Taoism, Ch’an and The Tang Dynasty 
Poets

with Michael G. Smith

Two Wednesdays
June 19 & 26
7:15-8:45 PM

In Person Only

Over two sessions, this workshop will explore Tang Dynasty history and life, and the influence on its poets; important Taoist and Buddhist teachings relevant to Tang poets; and the challenge of translating poems written in a homophonous language into English. There will be time in each session for participants to craft poems modeled by the Tang poets, if desired. More info here.

Summer Solstice Service

with Jessie Solon

Friday
June 21
7-8 PM

In Person

Celebrate the longest day of the year with poetry, candles and a meditative sound bath featuring Jessie Solon playing bowls, bells, gong, chimes and monochord. No registration necessary. Donations gratefully accepted. Any funds collected will be split between equally between the BDC and the guest artist.

Mindful Watercolors

with Tajali Tolan

Sunday
June 23
1-4 PM

In Person

In Mindfulness we experience curiosity in awareness of what is unfolding in the present moment. Adding watercolors to the present moment we experience a creative flow of colors with awareness and curiosity.

In this workshop, Tajali will guide us in breath, presence awareness and curiosity with watercolors and mindfulness practice. No experience necessary. All supplies provided.

Tajali Tolan is a Mindfulness/Meditation teacher and artist working in multi mediums especially the creative heart in each of us. She cultivates joy and safe space for your own expression. She works for Montana Mindfulness Project and as a child and family therapist. 

Feeding Your Demons

with Suzanne Colón

Saturday
June 29
9 AM-Noon

In Person & via Zoom

This workshop will feature a guided exercise that uses imagery and inquiry to work with difficult parts of ourselves or our experience. Developed by Lama Tsultrim Allione (Tibetan nun, author and teacher), this exploratory practice of self-compassion has been shared with practitioners across Buddhist lineages, to powerful effect. In this morning workshop, Suzanne will offer the practice, along with guidance for how to use it safely and beneficially.

Save the Date

More Details To Come

  • September 26-29: Tim Burnett
  • October 10-18: Tempel Smith returns to Bozeman!
  • October 23-November 13 (Wednesdays): Buddhism Basics
  • December 21: Winter Solstice Celebration
The Dharma Center provides a safe and inclusive environment for anyone and everyone to pursue the cultivation of wisdom and compassion.