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    • December 09, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Durango Dharma Center
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    Awareness is your refuge

    A DAYLONG RETREAT With katherine barr

    Saturday, December 9 from 9 am to 4 pm

    “Awareness is your refuge: awareness of the changingness of feelings, of attitudes, of moods, of material change and emotional change. Stay with that because it’s a refuge that is indestructible; It’s not something that changes; it’s a refuge you can trust in.…. When you are mindful, you’re beginning to notice: ‘it’s like this’.” -Ajahn Sumedho

    Please join us on this daylong retreat as we gently explore and cultivate the courage to be open and present. In a moment of presence, there is freedom. Away from our usual busyness and obligations, there is an invitation “to put down all you know, to set aside your story and live from what remains,” says Rabbi Rami Shapiro. 

    Through sitting and walking meditation, short Dharma talks and the preciousness of silence, we will have the opportunity to relax, observe and allow with beginner’s mind. 

    This daylong retreat is suitable for new and experienced meditation practitioners. All are welcome.

    COST: The cost for the retreat is on a sliding scale of $25-$45. Financial assistance is available by contacting Terry Leonard at tleonard@frontier.net or 970-799-0084. We kindly ask those seeking financial assistance to reach out to Terry prior to registering because offering refunds is difficult with our system. Thank you!

    Registration fees support the Durango Dharma Center. This retreat is offered on the basis of dana, a practice of mutual generosity that has been alive since the time of the Buddha. At the end of the retreat, there will be an opportunity to offer a donation to the teacher.

    VENUE: Durango Dharma Center, 1800 East 3rd Avenue, Suite 109

    REGISTER: Register online here (see upper left corner) or download a mail-in registration formPlease mail check payable to the Durango Dharma Center and send to Wendy Pollak, 2955 West 3rd Avenue, Durango, CO 81301

    Download Mail-in Registration Form >> 

    ABOUT THE TEACHER: For more information about Katherine Barr, please click here. 

    • December 29, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • December 31, 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • Durango Dharma Center
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    The Art Of Intention

    A Non-Residential New Year's Retreat
    With Erin Treat & Brian Lesage

    Friday, December 29, 5-8 pm 
    Saturday, December 30, from 9-5 
    Sunday, December 31, from 9-3


    The arrival of a new year beckons us to turn inward, to reflect upon our deepest intentions and motivations. Through the art of skillfully embodying our heart's intentions, we support the unfolding of love, wisdom, and freedom in our lives and the lives of others. 

    This non-residential weekend retreat, taught by longtime Durango Dharma Center teachers Erin Treat and Brian Lesage, will explore the art of intention through meditation, wise reflection, and inquiry. The weekend will also include ceremonies that invite us to honor the old and welcome the new. Join us for a unique one-time offering to usher in 2018 with presence, clarity, and compassion.

    This retreat is designed to offer a deep experience of retreat practice and sangha within an accessible non-residential schedule and format. While participants will go home every night, we require a commitment to attend all of the sessions. All meditators are welcome, from beginners to long-time practitioners.

    COST: Cost for the retreat is on a sliding scale of $100-$200. A special early-bird rate of $80 will be available until Nov. 28. Financial assistance and additional $20 student discounts are available by contacting Tammy Hoier at tsdharmasight@gmail.com or 304-290-4328. 

    Registration fees support the Durango Dharma Center. This retreat is offered on the basis of dana, a practice of mutual generosity that has been alive since the time of the Buddha. Those offering the teachings rely on the donations of retreat participants to support their valuable work in this world. At the end of the retreat there will be an opportunity to offer a donation to the teachers.  

    VENUE: Durango Dharma Center, 1800 East 3rd Avenue, Suite 109

    REGISTER: Register online here (see upper left corner) or download a mail-in registration form. Please mail check payable to the Durango Dharma Center and send to Tammy Hoier, 450 East 3rd Ave., Durango, CO 81301. 

    Download Mail-in Registration Form >> 

    LODGING: The Durango visitor's bureau lists places to stay on their website. There is also a limited free home-stay program with members of the Durango sangha for retreatants visiting from out of town. Please contact Tammy Hoier for details at tsdharmasight@gmail.com or 304-290-4328. 

    ABOUT THE TEACHERS: For more information about Erin Treat, please click here. 

    Brian Lesage has practiced Buddhist meditation since 1988 and has taught meditation since 2000. He has studied in the Zen, Theravada and Tibetan schools of Buddhism and was ordained in the Rinzai Zen tradition in 1996. His training in vipassana meditation includes doing extended meditation retreats in Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, and India as well as numerous retreats in the U.S. He leads retreats and teaches meditation courses nationwide. Brian also has a private practice in Somatic Experiencing, which is a naturalistic approach to healing trauma. You can visit his website for Somatic Experiencing at liberatingawareness.com


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