We're here to help you start the decade with intention!


Don't forget that the BDC is closed on January 1.  There will be no noon sit.  Thanks!

We are so grateful for the support of our community!  Our annual appeal donations total $16,960 so far. We've used about half of our grant of $3500 to match donations from new donors. If you haven't made a donation yet and are able, will you consider becoming a monthly donor or making a donation today? 

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Coming up this month

New Year's Day-Long: 
Resolutions, Intentions and New Beginnings

with Suzanne Colón
Saturday January 4 
9:30 am - 3:30 PM 

Join us for an exploration of a perennial paradox: Can we appreciate ourselves just as we are, while also wishing for some changes in behavior? This workshop will include guided meditations, journal exercises and perspectives from the work of resilience expert Rick Hanson. Together we will cultivate self-acceptance, resilience and wise intentions for ourselves in the new year. Please bring a journal. No prior experience required, prior online registration is preferred. Offered for an optional, sliding-scale donation: $15-$75. 
Register Here

Open House

Friday, January 10
5:30 - 7:00 PM

Interested in learning more about the BDC? Drop in and get your questions answered!  All welcome.  Free!

Book Group 

Sponsored by Bozeman Insight Community
Facilitated by Alice Robison and Suzanne Colón


Friday afternoons, 1:15 - 3 PM
January 15 - February 28

The Insight Community invites you to explore Mindful of Race, which brings dharma practice to the arena of racial dynamics. The workshop will include readings, discussion, journaling and interactive exercises.

To build group connection, the workshop is limited to 15 people. If you know that you’ll need to miss two or more sessions, please wait for this workshop to come around again. Signing up is a commitment to read this book and participate with in good faith with a community of fellow curious learners.  Suggested donation of $5/session or $40 for the series.

Also note that we will stream a workshop by Ruth King on Saturday, February 1st (open to all)!

For questions or to join the group, please email

Resilience Streaming

Saturday, January 11
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Feel less stressed, more confident, and learn to stay calm and centered in adversity!  The BDC will stream highlights from Dr. Rick Hanson’s workshop at Spirit Rock recorded in 2019. With his trademark blend of neuroscience, mindfulness, and positive psychology, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Hanson shows you how to develop vital inner strengths hardwired into your own nervous system.  Suggested donation: $10-$30.
Register Here

Meditation Body Basics 

with Amy Strom

Wednesday, January 15
7 - 8:30 PM

As meditators, we are encouraged to find a comfortable upright posture.  For many of us this can be a challenging part of the meditation practice.  Join Amy Strom, certified yoga instructor, trainer and practitioner to learn some ways to prepare and support the body and deepen your practice. Recommended for beginners as a helpful foundation for our Intro to Meditation series which follows. Suggested donation $5-$20; no one turned away for lack of funds.
Register Here

Intro to Meditation

with Floyd Fantelli

Wednesdays, January 22 & 29
7 - 8:30 PM

This class series will teach basic mindfulness meditation practice using Insight or Vipassana Meditation technique from the Theravada tradition. Theravada is oldest of the three major Buddhist lineages. This practice is compatible with Zen, Tibetan practices and Christian contemplative prayer, in that it offers the foundational tools for establishing and maintaining moment-to-moment awareness of the body and mind. Suggested donation $5-$20 per class session; no one turned away for lack of funds.
Register Here

Save the Date

These offerings are coming soon!

Saturday, February 1, 9:30 AM - 3 PM. Mindful of Race: Transforming racism from the inside out.  Streaming of Ruth King.  “Understanding how we have been conditioned to think and react is at the root of both racial distress and racial healing.” Sponsored by the Bozeman Insight Community. For any questions, please email

Saturday, February 8, 8:30 AM -1 PM.  Half-day sit with Bozeman Zen Group.

Wednesdays, February 12, 19; 7 - 8:30 PM. Buddhism Basics with Karen DeCotis. Learn the central teachings of this 2500 year old tradition. Register here.

Saturday, February 29, 9 AM - 4:30 PM.  Daylong with Floyd Fantelli.

Saturday, March 28, 9 AM - 5 PM. The Third Noble Truth-- Awakening and Freedom.  Daylong retreat with visiting teacher, Nancy Taylor.

Ongoing Programs

Open Hours: 10:30am - Noon, Mondays & Wednesdays
Drop-In Sits:

  • Noon - 1:00 pm, Weekdays

  • Guided: 10:30-11:30 am, Tuesdays (sponsored by the BIC, focus is on Kindhearted Awareness)


Resident Groups' (Sanghas) Meetings:

Open to everyone. Newcomers always welcome. "Sangha" means community of dharma practitioners. Clicking on the group name will take you to that group's page on the Bozeman Dharma Center's website.

 Bozeman Zen Group

Mondays: 7 - 8:30 pm
Sundays, 8:30 am - 10am

Bozeman Insight Community

Thursdays: 7 - 8:30 pm
Tuesdays: 10:30-11:30; Kindhearted Awareness Guided Meditation -
Developing the Practices of the Heart 

Additional Practice Groups:

for adults ages 18 - 35ish - Sundays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
facilitated by Kelsie Helberg, Ash Schoep, and Dylan Fishman.

Thich Nhat Hanh Group

Mondays, 5:00 - 6:30 pm,
 facilitated by Vicki Rich, Casey Cassidy, and Matthew Regan. 


Recovery Meditation Group 

Tuesdays, 5:00 - 6:00 pm
facilitated by Colter Ellis, Kelly Knight and Suzanne Colón. 

Adyashanti Gathering 

1st Tuesday of the month, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
facilitated by Jacelyn Bronte and Anita Adams. 


iREST/Yoga Nidra 

Wednesdays,  6:00 - 6:45 pm
led by Susan Blackwell Tate
Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation from the Yogic tradition that is done lying down.
 Please arrive by 5:55 to get settled. 

Behind the Scenes

Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to our supply and fundraiser for HRDC's Warming Center! 

Events of Interest Around Bozeman

A quick note: The BDC is not officially sponsoring or endorsing these events.  We provide information about them as a service to our community members.
  • Wednesday, January 8, 12- 1 PM.  Holistic Health and Religion with guest Dr. Ken Mottram.  Resurrection University Catholic Parish, 1725 S. 11th Ave. 

Food for Thought

 “I am reborn many times every day. Every moment is a moment of rebirth. My practice is to be reborn in such a way that my new forms of manifestation will bring light, freedom and happiness into the world. My practice is not to allow wrong actions to be reborn. If I have a cruel thought or if my words carry hatred in them, then those thoughts and words will be reborn… We should try not to allow our actions of body, speech and mind to take us in the direction of wrong action, wrong speech and wrong thinking.”

-Thich Nhat Hanh

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