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    • November 07, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Himalayan Kitchen
    • 18
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    A COMMUNITY DINNER GATHERING 

     An evening of gratitude, fundraising and dialogue at the Himalayan Kitchen

    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, FROM 6-8 PM

    The Durango Dharma Center's Board of Directors and Dharma Council invite you to an evening gathering of gratitude, conversation, and fundraising. 

    It's an exciting time for the organization as we have experienced unprecedented growth and are transitioning into a new model of leadership. In an intimate setting of no more than 45 guests, we'd like celebrate all of the goodness that is made possible through the generosity of our sangha and share our vision of the Dharma Center's future. We'd also like ask for your feedback, ideas and suggestions as well as gather support. 

    Please join us for this festive community social occasion! Dinner and refreshments will be served. This is a free event, and there will be an invitation to donate. 

    DATE: Tuesday, November 7, from 6-8 pm 

    VENUE: Himalayan Kitchen, 992 Main Avenue

    RSVP: Please see upper left corner of this webpage to rsvp. This is an intimate dinner of only about 45 people. We invite and encourage you to respond early. 

    QUESTIONS: Please contact Kate Siber at katesiber (at) gmail (dot) com or 970-382-3875.  


    • November 11, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Durango Dharma Center
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    THE GIFT OF ATTENTION

    A DAYLONG RETREAT With Erin Treat

    Saturday, November 11 from 9 am to 4 pm

    According to Buddhist wisdom, the dharma—the natural truth that holds each of our lives—is visible here and now, timeless, and to be realized by the wise. The truth is not something magical or remote. It is accessible through our direct experience, and mindfulness is what helps us see what is true in each moment with clarity and focus. 

    During this daylong retreat, we will cultivate a wakeful and receptive heart as we turn toward the nature of awareness, drawing specifically upon the Sattipathana Sutta, the foundational text for the practice of mindfulness meditation. 

    Allow yourself to touch and be touched by life through mindfulness practice grounded in loving-kindness and compassion. These heart qualities help us to attune to the deeper intelligence of the dharma. In a world of such profound need, when we abide in the present moment with wise attention, we cultivate the refuge we seek as human beings. 

    This retreat will include sitting and walking meditation as well as dharma reflections. All are welcome, including those new to meditation as well as experienced practitioners. 

    COST: 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. 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 Terry Leonard, 1414 Ridge Road, Durango, CO 81303

    Download Mail-in Registration Form >> 

    ABOUT THE TEACHER: For more information about Erin Treat, 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 2017 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


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