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    • May 12, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Durango Dharma Center

    AN UPLIFTING EVENING OF COMMUNAL SONG, CHANT AND MEDITATION 

     with Jennifer Berezan

    FRIDAY, MAY 12, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

    Join us for this rare opportunity to experience singer-songwriter Jennifer Berezan play in an intimate setting at the Dharma Center. 

    Jennifer Berezan is a musician, teacher, and environmental and social-justice activist. Her groundbreaking work as a recording artist and teacher has established her as a leading voice in the field of music, ritual, dharma and healing. She has released 10 albums and produces large-scale multicultural ecstatic ritual events. 

    For this fundraiser for the Durango Dharma Center, she will perform songs from her many CDs as well as her longer-playing healing works. For more information about her and to listen to her music, please visit her website, edgeofwonder.com

    Paperless tickets are currently on sale on this website. (Please see upper left corner to reserve yours.) This performance is a fundraiser, and anything above the base ticket price of $25 is a tax-deductible donation to the Durango Dharma Center. We deeply appreciate your generosity. Financial assistance is available on a limited basis by contacting Terry Leonard at tleonard@frontier.net or 970-799-0084. 

    A heartfelt thank you to our sponsors: 


    DATE: Friday, May 12 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm 

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

    COST: Sliding scale, $25-$45

    RESERVE A TICKET: Please see upper left corner of this webpage to reserve a ticket. You will be able to order more than one ticket after you enter your email address. Your name will be placed on the will call list with the number of tickets purchased. 

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


    • May 13, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Durango Dharma Center

    Sacred Sound and Silence

    A Daylong Retreat 

    with Jennifer Berezan and Erin Treat

    Saturday, May 13, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    This daylong retreat will include the ancient spiritual practices of meditation and music as a path to opening the heart and deepening your connection, presence, and expression. 

    This is a very special opportunity to practice locally with singer, songwriter, and activist Jennifer Berezan and the Dharma Center’s Erin Treat. Jennifer and Erin teach together regularly at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. 

    The retreat may also include practices from 'The Work that Reconnects' by Joanna Macy. These practices are grounded in the profound Buddhist understanding of co-dependent arising, offering skillful means to meet the extraordinary challenge and opportunity of being alive on earth in these unprecedented times. Join us for this unique offering of sacred sound, chant, and stillness. 

    DATE: Saturday, May 13 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm with a one-hour break for lunch.

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

    COST: Sliding scale, $25-$45. Generous financial assistance is available by contacting Terry Leonard, whose info is below. Registration fees support the Durango Dharma Center. This daylong 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. 

    REGISTER: Online on this website or via the downloadable registration form with the registration fee payable to Durango Dharma Center. 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 JENNIFER BEREZAN: Jennifer is a California-based singer, songwriter, activist, and teacher. To learn more about her and listen to her music, please visit her website at edgeofwonder.com. 

    MORE ABOUT ERIN TREAT: Erin is the resident dharma teacher at the Durango Dharma Center. For more information on Erin, please click here. 

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    • May 19, 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • May 26, 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Kelly Place Bed and Breakfast

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    Awareness and wisdom

    a WEEK-LONG insight meditation retreat

    FRIDAY, MAY 19 - FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017

    In insight meditation, we give attention moment by moment to our experience of the body, heart and mind in all their changing aspects. This steady awareness brings us into the present moment with a spacious and accepting attitude. Away from busy lives, we discover our natural warmth and a growing wisdom that shows us the way to true inner peace and happiness. 

    This retreat, located on the edge of the beautiful Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, will include complete instructions in insight and lovingkindness meditation, meetings with the teachers and daily talks on the teachings of the Buddha. It is suitable for both new and experienced meditators. 

    DATES: Friday, May 19 - Friday, May 26, 2017  

    VENUE: Kelly Place Bed and Breakfast, in McElmo Canyon near Cortez, Colorado, kellyplace.com

    COST: Sliding scale, $800-$1,200, including shared lodging and three meals each day. $40 discount if paid by April 19; tent camping $40 discount, none for RVs. Financial assistance is available by contacting Cindy Dunbar at d2@ekiva.net or (970) 764-8070Registration fees cover the costs of room and board. 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 teachers. 

    REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN IN MARCH. 

    QUESTIONS: Please contact Jim Bolton, jimbolton@mydurango.net, (970) 749-5090

    ABOUT THE TEACHERS: 

    Guy Armstrong has been practicing insight meditation for more than 40 years. He began teaching in 1984 and has led retreats in the U.S., Europe and Australia. He is a member of the Spirit Rock Teachers' Council and a guiding teacher of Insight Meditation Society. Learn more at spiritrock.org 


    Carol Wilson has been practicing insight meditation since 1971 with a variety of teachers. A guiding teacher at Insight Meditation Society, she has been offering retreats worldwide since 1986. Learn more at dharma.org/carol-wilson. 


    • June 01, 2017
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Durango Dharma Center

    Daytime Beginning Meditation Class 
    with Katherine Barr

    thursdays in june, 10:00 - 11:30 am

    This five-week class will offer an experiential introduction to meditation and the Buddha’s teachings. Participants will have an opportunity to develop the practice of mindfulness as taught by the Buddha, a practice of moment-to-moment observation that cultivates a clear, stable and non-judgmental awareness. This practice can bring more calmness to one’s daily life as well as gradually dissolve the barriers to clear seeing. All are welcome—beginners as well as experienced practitioners. 

    DATES:  Thursdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m     

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

    COST: $20. Financial assistance is available by contacting Terry Leonard, whose info is below. Registration fees support the Durango Dharma Center. This class 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 class there will be an opportunity to offer a donation to the teacher. 

    REGISTER: Online on this website or via the downloadable registration form with the registration fee payable to Durango Dharma Center. 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 KATHERINE BARR: Click here for a bio. 

    Download Mail-In Registration Form >>


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