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    • January 21, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Durango Dharma Center

    A Daylong Retreat for Our Beloved Volunteers

    with ERIN TREAT

    Sunday, January 21, from 9 am to 3 pm

    This daylong retreat is an opportunity for you to rest in the dharma and appreciate your good deeds. We will practice sitting and walking meditation in the spirit of nurturing self-care and compassion. There will be dharma reflections and time for sharing as individuals practicing and serving the dharma. No dana will be accepted for this daylong. We offer this as a gift to our treasured volunteers.    

    DATES: Sunday, January 21, from 9 am to 3 pm  

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

    COST: Free to all volunteers past and present. No need to register. Please just show up! 

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

    MORE ABOUT ERIN TREAT: Erin is the resident dharma teacher at the Durango Dharma Center and an authorized teacher in the lineage of Western Theravadan Buddhism. She has been practicing vipassana meditation since 1995. For more information about Erin, please click here


    • January 24, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Durango Dharma Center
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    DHARMA AND AWAKENING FOR ORDINARY PEOPLE

    An essential dharma class 

     with Maureen Fallon-Cyr

    SIX Wednesdays starting jan. 17,  6:00 – 8:00 pm

    In his book After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age, author Stephen Batchelor offers a vision of Buddha’s life based in his humanity. By transcending Buddhist dogma and offering the teachings in a secular context, Batchelor brings the dharma fully alive for householders and serious students of Buddhism.

    In this class series, we will use an experiential orientation to deepen our understanding of the Buddha's teachings. Through mindfulness, didactic lessons, group exercises and lively discussion, we'll bring the teachings to life and practice ways to bring dharma into our everyday lives. 

    Participants are asked to purchase the book After Buddhism, which is available at Maria's Bookshop for a 15% discount when you mention you are part of the class. There will be weekly reading assignments as part of our learning together. All levels of practitioners are welcome. 

    DATES: Wednesdays, January 17 - February 21 from 6:00-8:00 pm  

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

    COST: Sliding scale $45, $65, $85. Financial assistance is available by contacting Terry Leonard, whose info is below. 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 or via the downloadable registration form with the registration fee payable to Durango Dharma Center. Please send form to Liz Cosgrove, 1820 Glenisle Avenue, Durango, CO 81301.  

    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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    • February 23, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Durango Dharma Center

    AN EVENING WITH JIRYU

    a TASTE of ZEN PRACTICE

    Friday, February 23 from 6-7:30 pm

    A special transmission outside the scriptures;
    No dependence on words and letters;
    Direct pointing to the mind of man;
    Seeing into one's nature and attaining Buddhahood.

    -Bodhidharma

    Join us for an opportunity to learn about Zen practice with visiting Soto Zen Priest Jiryu Rutschman-Byler. This evening will include teachings shared by Jiryu and some short meditations. 


    COST: By donation. This evening program is offered on the basis of dana, a practice of mutual generosity that has been alive since the time of the Buddha. There will be an opportunity to offer a donation to the teacher.

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

    REGISTER: No need to register. Please just show up! 

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

    ABOUT THE TEACHER: Jiryu is a Soto Zen Buddhist priest and teacher in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. He lives and teaches at Green Gulch Farm, a zen center just north of San Francisco. He is also the head teacher of the Buddhadharma Sangha of San Quentin Prison.  

    • February 24, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Durango Dharma Center
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    AN INTRODUCTION TO ZEN PRACTICE

    A DAYLONG RETREAT With JIRYU Rutschman-Byler

    Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 9 am - 4 pm

    Join us for a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in Zen practice with visiting Soto Zen Priest Jiryu Rutschman-Byler. This daylong retreat will include traditional elements of Zen retreats, including Zen-style sitting meditation and walking meditation. Jiryu will also offer a dharma talk and there will be an opportunity for discussion. 

    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: Please register online by following the instructions in the upper left corner of this webpage. You can also register by downloading this registration form and sending a check for the fee payable to the Durango Dharma Center to Jeanett Jansen, 612 Valentine Drive, Durango, CO 81301. 

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

    ABOUT THE TEACHER: Jiryu is a Soto Zen Buddhist priest and teacher in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. He lives and teaches at Green Gulch Farm, a zen center just north of San Francisco. He is also the head teacher of the Buddhadharma Sangha of San Quentin Prison.  

    • February 27, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Durango Dharma Center
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    BEGINNING INSIGHT MEDITATION CLASS

    WITH ERIN TREAT
    Five Tuesdays starting February 27 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm

    Insight meditation is a simple technique that develops our natural capacity to be aware. It calms and concentrates the mind and cultivates a stable, non-judgmental awareness that can bring clarity and serenity to daily life. It is also a spiritual path that gradually dissolves the barriers to the full development of wisdom and compassion.

    During this five-class series, Erin Treat, the Dharma Center's resident dharma teacher, will offer instructions suitable for those who have never tried meditation before as well as more seasoned practitioners. The teachings will be offered in a practical, accessible manner that invites participants to live with more self-acceptance, clarity, and ease.

    DATES: Tuesdays, February 27, March 6, March 13, March 20 and April 3 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

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

    COST: $20. For those with financial considerations, financial assistance is readily available by contacting Terry Leonard, tleonard@frontier.net, 970-799-0084. Registration fees support the Durango Dharma Center. At the end of each class, there will be an opportunity to offer a donation to the teacher. $10-$20 is suggested.

    REGISTER: Please register on this webpage by going to the upper left corner. Or you can download a mail-in registration form (click here) and send a check with the fee payable to Durango Dharma Center to Ginger St. Ours, 611 CR 234, Durango, CO 81301. 

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

    ABOUT THE TEACHER: Click here for more information about Erin Treat >>


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