Bozeman Zen Group 1/2 day Retreats for 2018 

Our 1/2 day Zen retreats are from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm  (or sometimes in the afternoon!) at the Bozeman Dharma Center. This is a wonderful way to deepen your practice, get some experience with retreat practice and still have your weekend!

Please sign up for half-day retreats by calling Karen at 406-600-0918 or emailing Bozeman Zen Group. Tea and snacks are available. We ask for a $15 donation for the 1/2 day to support the Zen group, and no one is turned away for lack of funds. There is opportunity to offer dana to the teacher as well.


  • Saturday,  March 10 – States: Inner and Outer (Notice Date Change)
  • Saturday,  May 5 – The Poetry of Zen
  • Saturday,  September 8 – Born Again in Practice: How to Face Loss, Death, Confusion with a Spirit of Possibility
  • Saturday,  December 8 – Enlightenment in Everyday Life

2018 BZG Zen Weekend Retreats with Guest Teachers  

Zen weekend retreats are open to practitioners of all traditions as well as newcomers. Registration opens several weeks before the scheduled retreat and sign-ups are through the Bozeman Dharma website Bozeman Dharma Center or by emailing Bozeman Zen Group.  Fees and schedules available here closer to retreat time. Scholarships always available.

♥ Friday, April 13 – Sunday, April 15: Hozan Alan Senauke (check the links below to find out more about Hozan)

Alan Senauke

This retreat is entitled: Building an Enlightened Society: The Sangha Jewel and Martin Luther King Jr.’s Beloved Community

Alan’s Clearview Project Work
Article in Lion’s Roar by Alan
Alan at Berkeley Zen Center

♥ Friday, August 24 – Sunday, August 26: Mugaku Michael Zimmerman (Check the links below to find out more about Mugaku)

Transforming Suffering: Zen and the Art of “Self” Maintenance

This weekend retreat will offer opportunities for sitting meditation, walking, and dialogue with the teacher in a group setting and one-on-one. Being wholeheartedly in the present in order to transform our habitual ways of viewing ourselves and the world, that lead to our chronic distress, can awaken our natural resilience and compassion. These qualities can help us take care of ourselves and the world. This retreat is open to newcomers as well as experienced practitioners of all Buddhist stripes.
For more information and to register, please email Bozeman Zen Group. $108 for the weekend if you register by August 1, 2018. After that, $125 with a few scholarships (and possible pay-it-forwards) available.

About Mugaku Zimmerman

Michael Zimmerman

2018  Upcoming WEEKEND RETREATS – sponsored by Bozeman Dharma Center

Check the Bozeman Dharma Center for the October 5-7 retreat with Pam Weiss a teacher in both the Insight lineage and the Soto Zen lineage.During this weekend retreat, we will explore the archetypal stages of spiritual life using Joseph Campbell’s universal map of the Hero’s Journey.


Pamela will share myths and stories from the life of the Buddha and the women and men who surrounded him as examples for how to embody transcendent wisdom, fierce compassion and wholehearted engagement in the world. You will leave with new insights into your own spiritual path and practice, and tools for integrating your insights into skillful action.

Our time together will include silent and guided meditation, dharma talks, interactive inquiry and ritual. All are welcome. This retreat is appropriate for both newcomers and experienced Buddhist practitioners. Please register on the Bozeman Dharma Center website Bozeman Dharma Center.

 If you can offer housing for out of town guests for any retreat, please let Karen know.

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