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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. 

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