EVENTS FOR 2019
Please visit the Retreats page for information on half-day and one-day sittings as well as weekend retreats.
Current for 2019 Fall
DHARMA TALKS – Monday Evening
OCTOBER is the Zen Group’s FLOWER month – sign up in the BDC office 🙂
A Koan Salon – Enjoyment of the Paradox – 3 Wednesdays at the Bozeman Dharma Center: November 6, 13, 20, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Zen koans can aid us in realizing the ever-present realm of the non-dual, and bring forth our essential unity, the “mind of oneness.” Koans are stories with meetings between spiritual aspirants. They are poetic expressions of the breakthrough than can happen when we drop our conditioned clinging to our identity and open to our true nature.
In our koan salon, we will practice and study several stories together. There will be sitting meditation, teaching, exploration, group dialogue, dreaming, writing and fun. It is not about “getting it” as much as enjoying another way of being with our fundamental questions about life.
A monk asked Joshu, a Chinese Zen master: “Has a dog Buddha-nature or not?” Joshu answered: “Mu.”
Register by emailing: email@example.com. Suggested donation per class is $5-20 per class.
CEREMONIES for 2019
Monday, May 13 – Wesak: a celebration of Buddha’s Birthday, Buddha’s Enlightenment, Buddha’s Parinirvana. Wonderful for children – includes flower arbor decoration, offerings, chanting and treats! Come by 5:30 pm to decorate, Ceremony at 6:30, refreshments at 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 7 – Buddha’s Enlightenment during 1/2 day sitting