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.

Daylong Retreat with Erin Treat, 12/12/15



Erin Treat will offer a daylong retreat titled “Refuge Here and Now,” Saturday, December 12, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with a lunch break from noon to 1 p.m.

This program invites participants to touch and be touched by life through the practice of sati, or mindfulness. In a container of sitting and walking meditation and dharma reflections, we will pause and reconnect with the direct experience of body, heart and mind.

In the totality of human life, there is only this moment. Love, peace and wisdom unfold in their fullest expression when one abides in the present moment with wise attention. The refuge we seek as human beings in a world of such profound need can be found from turning gently and directly toward the truth of this moment. The Buddha’s teachings point the way for us to discover peace, ease and the compassionate heart, right from where we are.

The retreat will be held at the Dharma Center, located at the intersection of 32nd Street and County Road 250. Registration fee for the retreat is on a sliding scale -- $30, $40 or $50, with an opportunity to practice dana in support of the teacher. Scholarships are available by contacting Terry Leonard at tleonard@frontier.net or (970) 799-0084. 

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New Year's Retreat with Erin Treat & Brian Lesage


Entering The New Year with Love & Wisdom 

with Erin Treat and Brian Lesage

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 – Saturday, January 2, 2016

INSIGHT MEDITATION offers a meaningful way to usher in the New Year. This five-day silent retreat will focus upon cultivating presence and awareness that embrace the moments of our lives with acceptance and wisdom.


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 connected deeply to our experience yet not bound by it. The retreat also will provide an opportunity to clarify our deepest and most heartfelt intentions. 

Insight meditation practice will be supported by daily meditation instruction, dharma talks and meetings with teachers.

Venue: Kelly Place Bed & Breakfast near Cortez, CO, www.kellyplace.com

Cost: Sliding scale from $400 to $600, with $40 discount for early registration before December 1. $50 discount for camping. Financial assistance is available by contacting Elisabeth Peterson at twinfish@bresnan.net.

Benefit: Fees support the Durango Dharma Center. There will be an opportunity to practice Dana (generosity) for the teachers at the end of the retreat. 

Register: Online (see links below) or via mail-in registration form with $150 non-refundable deposit payable to Durango Dharma Center. Mail to: Kate Siber, 132 Rio Vista Circle, Durango, CO 81301. Balance due at registration.

Questions: Elisabeth Peterson at twinfish@bresnan.net or (970) 247-3991 or Kate Siber at kate@katesiber.com or (505) 660-9425

NOTE: If you have accessibility needs or special food needs, pleas contact Joanie before registering.


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Directions to the Dharma Center

 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.