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,  August 11 – Born Again in Practice
  • Saturday,  December 8What is Enlightenment? (in honor of Rohatsu)

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

Shakyamuni Buddha’s practice community flourished on principles of liberty, equality, and fraternity, long before they were articulated in the French Revolution. Dr. King’s Beloved Community reflects similar values. Theirs are visions where our differences are recognized, accepted, and included; where conflict is resolved without violence and fear. How do we raise up such a vision, and what does our daily Buddhist practice have to do with it?

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)

About Mugaku Zimmerman

Michael Zimmerman

2018 Bozeman Dharma Center Upcoming WEEKEND RETREATS TBA

Check the Bozeman Dharma Center for the May/June practice period with Tempel Smith. Bozeman Dharma Center

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