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.
Intro to Meditation
Wednesdays, 7 – 8:30 PM
September 21- October 12
with Karen DeCotis
This four-week meditation class will equip you with context and skills to face these challenging times. Meditation can help to calm the mind, open the heart, and awaken wisdom. It is a means to study ourselves by contacting our inner life. When we know ourselves well, we are better able to relate to others in the world with integrity and confidence. In the Buddhist tradition there are several meditation styles that can aid us in developing the qualities of peacefulness and wisdom. We will learn practices from the Insight, Zen and Tibetan traditions. Join us for any or all of this series, if you would like to begin a meditation practice or renew the one you already have.
Bozeman Insight Guest Speakers
Thursdays, 7-8:30 PM
The Bozeman Insight Community has lined up some stellar guest speakers while Suzanne is on retreat. Note that the sangha will be zoom only August 11 to September 15. BIC will meet in-person again Sept 22 – Nov 3. See the complete fall line up here.
- September 22: Mary Corelli, local teacher specializing in eco-psychology, in person
- October 6, Dave Smith, Doing the Hard Work of Waking Up, in person
Developing Courage, Purpose and Balance When Life Gets Hard
Friday, October 7
7 – 9 PM
Saturday, October 8
10 AM – 4 PM
with Dave Smith
When the demands of life reach the point of overwhelm it is easy to slip into fear, complacency, and despair. In these moments, we so desperately want things to be different. Finding the capacity to embrace and overcome what lies at the heart of the matter takes courage. If we are willing to seek an alternative solution, we will find that we already possess the resources needed to turn things around. Courage, purpose, and balance are innate qualities of mind and heart that can be uncovered, cultivated, and put into action. During this event, Dave will outline various perspectives and practices that we can learn to develop within the midst of our lives and times.
Note: Dave’s Friday night talk is included when registering for the Saturday daylong. If you can’t make Saturday, you are welcome to just attend on Friday.
October 26- November 16
7- 8:30 PM
with Karen DeCotis
Meditation is practiced in many faith traditions. What is unique about Buddhism? Is it a philosophy, a religion or something in between? This four week dive into the heart of Buddhism will offer the central teachings of this 2500 year old tradition. Each of the four classes will have a presentation, meditation, history, question and answer, dialogue. Great for those new to meditation and Buddhist practice. Seasoned practitioners are warmly encouraged as well.