Women in Buddhism Events Series

These programs celebrate some of the feminine voices and perspectives that are shaping western Dharma for the benefit of all. With one or two exceptions, the programs in this series are designed for all genders, identities, and perspectives.
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What Is Still True?

Saturday, January 16, 9AM-4 PM. A day of mindfulness with Patsy Murphy.

COVID-19 and the transition of administrations are weighing heavily upon us. So, what is still true? The mountains are standing, we are shoveling snow and watching the sunrise and set, we’re making meals and washing dishes, connecting with loved ones and much more. No matter the discord and distance – we are all connected.  The interconnectedness among all of us is one of the most powerful teachings of all.

During this day together we will  practice in order to cultivate a sense of agency, to understand that a range of responses is open to us. We will practice to remember to breathe, to have space in the midst of adversity to recall our values, what we really care about – and to find support in our inner strength, and in one another. We will practice restorative stretches and movement, guided meditation and will take time for meals, journaling, quiet, walking, reflection and journaling.

Exploring Our Shadows

Tuesday, January 19, 7 – 9 PM with Diane Hamilton.

Meditation impacts our relationship to our own identity. We notice the grip on self-image relax. We identify more easily with others including people, plant and animal life, and all sentient beings. Meditation can help us look at shadow material or the parts of ourselves that we would rather not identify with. In this session, we will explore the idea of shadow, exploring the shadow of the masculine and the shadow of the feminine parts of ourselves.

Honoring Our Female Ancestors

The Bozeman Zen Group is offering four talks on Female Ancestors in the Buddhist tradition. Please join Wendy Roberts and Karen DeCotis for a rich dive into the lives of women who brought forth the Buddhadharma with vigor, commitment and wisdom. There will lecture/presentation, question and answer, reflection and dialogue. Don’t miss out on these amazing people who have transmitted the light of the Dharma. During the regular Bozeman Zen Group meeting, no registration required, all gender identities and Buddhist traditions welcome. To join a meeting, please use meeting number 958-657-6266 or this link. If you are asked for a passcode, please use 108108.

  • Monday January 25, 7-8:15 PM
  • Monday February 22, 7-8:15 PM

Getting Through a Dark Night — Practices for wisely and compassionately seeing us through trying times

February 4 & 6, 2021 with Bonnie Duran. Thursday night talk and Saturday daylong retreat with Bonnie Duran. More details coming! To access Thursday night’s talk use this link. If you are asked for a passcode, use 108108.

Meditation as an Act of Love

March 4 & 6, 2021 with Anushka Fernandopulle. Thursday night talk and Saturday daylong retreat with Anushka Fernandopulle.

When we develop meditation as loving awareness, we cultivate a way
of life that is a beautiful way to live and that develops wisdom and
balance. This kind, gentle awareness brings mindfulness and metta
(Kindness) practice together as one. We pay attention well to what we
love and we learn to be present with a warm, open view for whatever
shows up. Join us to explore meditation as an act of love.

To access Thursday night’s talk use this link. If you are asked for a passcode, use 108108. Registration for the daylong retreat coming soon.

Weekend retreat with Dorothy Hunt

April 23-24 with Dorothy Hunt. Friday night talk and weekend retreat with Dorothy Hunt. Topic TBA. To access Friday night’s talk use this link. If you are asked for a passcode, use 108108.

Women’s Daylong Retreat

Saturday May 1 with Suzanne Colón and Karen DeCotis. We cap off our Women in Buddhism series with a daylong retreat. For women only.