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    • September 27, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Durango Dharma Center

    INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS MEDITATION
    with BILL BALL

    Wednesdays starting Sept. 27,  6:00 – 7:30 pm

    Practicing meditation brings a new sense of calm into our lives, creating greater ease and less reactivity in the face of life's stresses and challenges. Learn the basics of mindfulness meditation in this five-week introductory class series, which will include talks, discussions, guided meditations, and homework. The class, led by Bill Ball, is open to new as well as experienced meditators who may be looking for a refresher. 

    DATES: Wednesdays, Sept. 27 and Oct. 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 6:00-7:30 pm  

    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.  Those offering the teachings rely on the generosity and donations of retreat participants to support their valuable work in this world. The suggested donation to the teacher is $40-$60 for the whole series, which can be offered at any time during the class.

    REGISTER: Online on this website or via the downloadable registration form with the registration fee payable to Durango Dharma Center. Please send form to Cindy Dunbar, 46 Durango Road, Durango, CO 81301. Cindy can be reached at 970-764-8070. 

    QUESTIONS: Please contact Terry Leonard, tleonard@frontier.net. 

    MORE ABOUT BILL BALL: Bill has been in meditation practice for 25 years and has been influenced primarily by the vipassana traditions of southeast Asia. He completed the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leader program and has been one of the dharma leaders at the Durango Dharma Center for 15 years. Bill has a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University Graduate School of Social Work.   

     

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    • October 14, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Durango Dharma Center

    Autumn gifts
    A Daylong Retreat with MAUREEN FALLON-CYR

    Saturday, October 14, 9 am to 4 pm

    Join us for a day of meditation in the heart of autumn. Through sitting meditation, silence, and the beauty of outdoor walking meditation, we’ll open to our own calm abiding nature and relax in the gifts of a precious fall day. This retreat is appropriate for all levels of practice and beginners are especially welcome.

    DATE: Saturday, October 14 from 9 am to 4 pm

    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. Those offering the teachings rely on the generosity and 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 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. 

    For more information about Maureen Fallon-Cyr, please click here. 

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    • December 29, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • December 31, 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • Durango Dharma Center

    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 Kate Siber, katesiber@gmail.com, 970-382-3875. 

    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 Kate Siber, 1309 E. 3rd Avenue, Studio 20B, Durango, CO 81301. 

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    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