Please note, all of our events are currently happening online through Zoom. Scroll down to see all our upcoming retreats, classes, and workshops listed in chronological order.

A Gathering of Winds

How Do You Experience Koans?

facilitated by Michael Smith

Wednesdays, March 24-April 28
7 – 8 PM

In this gathering around the Zoom table we will explore Ch’an (Zen) Buddhist koans by reading a koan out loud, meditating on its meaning and then discuss our understanding of it with the intention of enriching everyone’s experience. During the discussion Michael will aim to provide a context for the koan, and occasionally contribute poems by Ch’an and Taoist poets to help tease out its Buddhist teaching(s). More details on the class can be found here. To receive the koan ahead of time, email info@bozemanzengroup.org and we will forward your email to Michael Smith. Offered freely by the Bozeman Zen Group; dana grateful accepted at http://bozemanzengroup.org. Join the meeting by using Zoom meeting number 958-657-6266 or this link.

The Power of Intimate Meetings

with Dorothy Hunt

April 23-24

How do we meet this moment of our life, or the “ten thousand things”? Zen Master Dogen once said, “Enlightenment is simply intimacy with all things.” The liberation made possible by realizing our true nature does not mature by escaping into Emptiness, but by fully embracing the moment. Buddhanature is already present, but are we open to how its response might flow effortlessly, intimately, and compassionately when we let go of trying to control life by the dictates of our conditioned mind? Friday night is an open to all public talk which can be accessed using Zoom number 958-657-6266 or this link. Saturday’s workshop information will be sent upon registration.

The Dharma Center provides a safe and inclusive environment for anyone and everyone to pursue the cultivation of wisdom and compassion.