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Essential Dharma Class: Buddhism, Psychology and Buddhist Psychology

  • April 25, 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Durango Dharma Center


  • You may register for free through this website. At the first class, please bring your registration fee of $50, $70, or $90 in the form of cash, check or credit card. Thank you!

We encourage those with financial considerations to reach out for registration-fee assistance. Please make sure to apply BEFORE the first class. Contact Terry Leonard, 970-799-0084, tleonard@frontier.net. Thank you!




SIX Wednesdays starting APRIL 25,  6:00 – 8:00 pm

In this six-week class, we’ll explore the interface of Buddhism and psychology as a support to our practice. We’ll discover how psychological maps aid our awakening; explore the wisdom of Buddhist psychology; and consider the practices of deep mindfulness and embodied attention in releasing fixations that create a limited sense of self. 

Importantly, we will practice with our own minds, using skillful means to work with our limiting beliefs and difficult emotions as a path to awakening. This class is experiential and explores deep mindfulness practices. It is suitable for seasoned meditators.  

DATES: Wednesdays, April 25 - May 30 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm  

VENUE: Durango Dharma Center, 1800 East 3rd Ave.

PREREQUISITES: This class is opened to seasoned practitioners. As a prerequisite, we ask that you meet ONE of the following criteria: 1.) have taken the recent After Buddhism Essential Dharma class, 2.) have at least five nights of residential retreat experience or 3.) ask for permission from Maureen. You may contact her at mofcyr@hotmail.com and please put "Psych Class" in the subject line. Please note that Maureen will be out of contact March 20-April 18, so inquiries made during that time will be answered after April 18. 

QUESTIONNAIRE: In an effort to best serve you and hold your practice during this class, all registrants will be asked to fill out a short questionnaire and provide a small head shot photograph. The questionnaires are private and will be mailed to and viewed only by Maureen. (You will receive the questionnaire once you register.) 

COST: Sliding scale $50, $70, $90 due upon the first class. Financial assistance is available by contacting Terry Leonard, whose info is below, before the first meeting. Your registration fee supports the Durango Dharma Center. Our programs are offered on the basis of dana, a practice of shared (or mutual) generosity that has been alive since the time of the Buddha. At the end of the program, there will be an opportunity to offer a donation to the teacher. 

REGISTER: Online on this website (see upper left corner) or via the downloadable registration form. Please send form to Terry Leonard, 1414 Ridge Road, Durango, CO 81303.  

QUESTIONS: Please contact Terry Leonard, tleonard@frontier.net, 970-799-0084. 

MORE ABOUT MAUREEN FALLON-CYR:  Maureen Fallon-Cyr is a senior dharma leader at the Durango Dharma Center and has practiced mindfulness and meditation since 1994. She has attended multiple silent meditation retreats, including month-long retreats, and is a graduate of Spirit Rock's Advanced Practitioners Program. A graduate of Smith College and a certified Hakomi therapist, Maureen has worked as a mindfulness-based psychotherapist with children and adults for over twenty-five years. As a wife and mother of two children, Maureen is deeply committed to the path of awakening as a householder. Through her combination of spiritual practice and psychology, Maureen enjoys teaching embodiment practices that lead to awakening. 


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Durango Dharma Center • 1800 E. Third Ave. • P.O. Box 1631 • Durango, CO 81302