The Durango Dharma Center (DDC) was formed in 1991 by a few individuals desiring support in their sitting practice. It is now home to many meditators of all levels of practice with classes for beginner's, families, and those interested in deeper study of the Buddha's teachings. The DDC is Vipassana (Insight) oriented but welcomes meditators of any tradition.
Katherine Barr will be teaching a DAYTIME 5-week beginning meditation class at the Durango Dharma Center. Everyone is welcome (experienced meditation practitioners too). Please come join us for a user-friendly experiential introduction to meditation.
Class will meet Thursdays from June 6 through July 11, 2013. NO CLASS JULY 4th. 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm.
Mindfulness 12-Steps meetings are held twice a week a the Dharma Center at the following times:
- Wednesdays 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
- Thursdays 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
AS WE APPROACH the final passage that is death, our culture provides us few guidelines for opening to it and being with it in a way that not only enhances our present life, but allows us to embrace this time with curiosity and grace. In this class we will explore our own attitudes and experiences with death and dying and hopefully see that death is not an enemy, but a mystery to be penetrated and befriended.
The class will meet weekly for 6 weeks and utilize readings, experiential exercises and class discussions. The class is limited to people 60(ish) and over.
Mystery & Enchantment in the Wild, Annual Backpacking Retreat with Bill Ball & Erin Treat, July 4-7--A Few Spaces Still Available!!
THIS SILENT FOUR-DAY BACKPACKING RETREAT will take us into the breathtaking wilderness of the San Juan Mountains where we will draw on the Buddhist teachings of open awareness and inter-dependence to deepen our connection to wild nature—opening to its magic and mystery as a mirror to our own true and wild nature. We will explore and discover the unique ways in which meditation practice in a wilderness setting can shift our routine way of being in the world and usher us into a world that is more deeply beautiful and enchanting. We will explore this utilizing formal meditation practice, mindful wandering, talking circles, and instruction relating meditation practice in the wild.