What is now the Durango Dharma Center began over 15 years ago through the inspiration of a few dedicated practitioners who came together as a small group in living rooms. Early on, a Board of Directors was formed who established the "Durango Sangha" as a 501(c)3. The Board, with constantly evolving membership is going strong to this day. In 1999, the Durango Sangha had outgrown living rooms and began to meet in a rented space at the Rocky Mountain Retreat Center on Third Avenue in Durango. In 2005, the Durango Dharma Center (DDC) came into being with a rented on Colorado Avenue and 10 years later on CR 250. In January of 2015 we purchased a building at 1800 East Third Avenue, which we moved into in early 2016 after a complete renovation. This beautiful new dedicated space was made possible through the generosity, talent, and hard work of many sangha members.
Over the course of time, a group of leaders emerged and formed the Dharma Council. While the Board of Directors is responsible for the business dealings and operational aspects of the DDC, the Dharma Council is responsible for the overall spiritual guidance of the center, the Monday talk schedule and the programs offered.
Durango Dharma Center • 1800 E. Third Ave. • P.O. Box 1631 • Durango, CO 81303