Monday Speakers

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Monday, August 21
Janet Curry
Monday, August 28
Dawn Haney & Rene Rivera
Monday, September 4
Sit Only (Labor Day)
















Welcome to the Durango Dharma Center!

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 beginners, families, and those interested in deeper study of the Buddha's teachings. The DDC is Vipassana (Insight) oriented but welcomes meditators of any tradition. 

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FEATURED EVENTS                                  

INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS MEDITATION
WITH BILL BALL

WEDNESDAYS STARTING SEPT. 27,  6:00 – 7:30 PM

Practicing meditation brings a new sense of calm into our lives, creating greater ease and less reactivity in the face of life's stresses and challenges. Learn the basics of mindfulness meditation in this five-week introductory class series, which will include talks, discussions, guided meditations, and homework. The class, led by Bill Ball, is open to new as well as experienced meditators who may be looking for a refresher.

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LOVING & LETTING GO

A Non-Residential Retreat
With MATTHEW BRENSILVER
SEPTEMBER 22-24

Like a tapestry is composed of thread, our suffering is composed of clinging. We cling to views and conventions, to sense pleasure and to the sense of self. Ultimately, the strategies of clinging are attempts to create happiness and safety. But we can’t hold a river in our hands—the world will not stay still. In letting go, we are not released into a turbulent and destabilizing world but instead into a heart full of confidence and a mind full of peace. When we practice mindfulness, we practice letting go.

This weekend retreat will be an exploration of how we cling and what it means to let go. There will be time for dharma talks, meditation practice, and group engagement. All are welcome.

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ESSENTIAL DHARMA CLASS SERIES

Uncovering the roots of identity,
Waking up to whiteness

Select Wednesdays this Fall
from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Sept. 20, Sept. 27, Nov. 8, Nov. 29, Dec. 6, Dec. 13 

Who are we behind the identities we wear from day to day, the identities we take ourselves to be? Race is one aspect of our identity that profoundly impacts how we meet—and are met by—this world. And yet, it is a social, historical, and cultural construct.

This Essential Dharma class series is a special opportunity for a small group of seasoned meditators to examine the roots of identity through the lens of race, a practice that is at the very heart of the Buddha’s path of liberation. 

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Durango Dharma Center • 1800 E. Third Ave. • P.O. Box 1631 • Durango, CO 81303