Bozeman Zen Group 1/2 day Retreats for 2019

Our 1/2 day Zen retreats are from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm led by Karen DeCotis 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 emailing the Bozeman Zen Group at or signing up on the sign up sheet at the Bozeman Dharma Center. We will confirm your registration via email. 

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. Tea and snacks are available through the sit.


  • Saturday,  February 16– You and Your Soul Are Separating – Investigating an ancient koan and our own split selves
  • Saturday,  July 13 – Tara Buddha’s Great Vow – cancelled and will reschedule
  • Saturday,  September 7 – Women’s Day-long Retreat with Karen DeCotis and Suzanne Colón, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – tentative; may need to reschedule
  • Saturday,  December 7 – There is no Enlightenment

2019 BZG Zen Weekend Retreats with Guest Teachers  

Tim Burnett July 26-28 Training in Compassion – a study of the Lojong Teachings

Registration is now open! Sign up here, registration button is at the bottom of page. 

Nomon Tim Burnett is Guiding Teacher of Red Cedar Zen Community in Bellingham, WashingtonTim has been a student of Zoketsu Norman Fischer since 1987 when he was a resident at San Francisco Zen Center’s Green Gulch Farm. After sitting practice periods at Green Gulch and Tassajara Zen Monastery, Tim helped found the Bellingham Zen Practice Group in 1991. Tim was ordained as a Zen Priest by Norman in 2000, received Dharma Transmission in 2011, and was installed as Guiding Teacher of the sangha in April, 2017. A person of wide-ranging professional interests, Tim has been a botanist, carpenter, elementary school teacher, writer, and computer programmer. In addition to his work at the Guiding Teacher of Red Cedar Zen Community, Tim is also Executive Director of Mindfulness Northwest where he offers the Dharma in the form of secular mindfulness to many in local communities and professions.

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Nomon Tim Burnett of Red Cedar Zen

Diane Hamilton (sponsored by the Dharma CenterFriday evening, September 27 – Sunday, mid-day, September 29

Diane Hamilton

Musho Diane Hamilton of Two Arrows Zen

Kathie Fischer  Friday evening, November 1 – Sunday mid-day, November 3

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 If you can offer housing for out of town guests for any retreat, please let Karen know. Also please check out all the wonderful retreats, classes and events sponsored by the Bozeman Dharma Center and Bozeman Insight Group here: Bozeman Dharma Center

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