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.
Awakening the Heart: An Insight Meditation Retreat
Join us to practice the timeless teachings of the Buddha as a pathway to discover peace, freedom, and the compassionate heart. As we deepen our capacity to pay wise and kind attention to our embodied experience, we will come to know what it means to awaken in the midst of our life, to be deeply connected to our experience yet not bound by it.
This silent retreat will focus upon cultivating presence and awareness that embraces the moments of our lives with acceptance and wisdom. Insight meditation practice will be supported by daily meditation instruction and Qi Gong practice, lovingkindness meditation and meetings with the teachers.
All are welcome.
$450-$700 sliding scale includes 5 nights lodging & vegetarian meals
Camping is available for $50 less ($400-$650)
$50 discount if registration & deposit are received by March 11, 2014
A nonrefundable $150 deposit is required payable to Durango Dharma Center
Scholarships are available
Erin Treat lives in Durango, CO and has been active on the teaching council and board of directors of the Durango Dharma Center since 2005. Erin is a Guiding Teacher at Vallecitos Mountain Ranch and gives talks, leads classes, and teaches meditation retreats in the Southwest and nationwide. She is is currently being trained by Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein to teach intensive retreats at Spirit Rock and IMS. Her approach to serving the development of wisdom and compassion is influenced by her experience as a student of the Diamond Approach by A.H. Almaas. A practicing bodyworker since 1997, Erin enjoys body-based practices, inquiry, and cultivating embodiment and heartfulness along the spiritual path.
Jaya Karen Rudgard grew up in the UK but was first drawn to the dharma on visits with family in Hong Kong and China. In the mid-eighties she began practicing with the Forest Sangha under the leadership of Ajahn Sumedho. After graduating from Oxford University and qualifying as a lawyer she chose to become a nun, and lived from 1996-2005 at Amaravati, Chithurst and other branch monasteries under the guidance of Ajahn Sumedho and other senior monks and nuns in the Ajahn Chah lineage. Since returning to lay life she has trained as a psychotherapist and teaches mindfulness in the UK. She is delighted to be in the current Spirit Rock/IMS teacher training, and enjoys sharing her love of dharma with colleagues and students on both sides of the Atlantic.
The physical address of the Durango Dharma Center is 208 CR 250. It is located at the intersection of 32nd Street and CR 250 (East Animas Rd). Turn onto Metz Lane and pull into the parking lot, your first left.