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  • April 25, 2018 9:03 PM | Anonymous

    Starting in late April, Thursday Evening Sitting Meditation will be facilitated by a collective of senior students, mentored by Erin Treat. The offering will consist of a welcome and sitting meditation, along with a brief dharma reading chosen by the facilitator. Please join us for our newly inspired Thursday Evening Sitting Meditation. 


  • April 25, 2018 8:45 PM | Anonymous

    We are looking for four or five additional volunteers to join the Dharma Center's cleaning team. This is a wonderful opportunity to both deepen your practice through service and to support the Dharma Center in a hands-on way. 

    Volunteers generally serve once or twice a month for 1½ to 2 hours. We typically clean the first three Monday mornings of the month at 10 am and the last Sunday of the month at 2 pm. 

    Please call or email Holly at hollyhatch4@gmail.com or call her at 908-500-8118 for more information or to sign up. 

  • January 05, 2018 2:47 PM | Anonymous

    The Mindfulness-Based 12 Step group will continue to meet at the Dharma Center from 12-1 pm on Wednesdays. We are also offering a new meeting time on Sundays from 4:30-5:30 pm. This new meeting will start up on January 21st. 

    Mindfulness-Based 12 Step is an open gathering blending mindfulness and the 12 steps as resource tools for developing healthy relationships with ourselves and all other people, places, and things. Sharing and attendance at these gatherings is held in confidentiality and anonymity. All are welcome!

  • December 08, 2017 7:55 AM | Anonymous

    Sati Sunday is an opportunity to practice sitting meditation and participate in a discussion with relevant Buddhist topics. These sittings, held the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month from 9-10:15 am, will be offered by Katherine Barr, community dharma elder. Suitable for all levels and beginners welcome. The dates for 2018 are: 

    December 24 

    January 14 & 28

    February 11 & 25

    March 11 & 25

    April 8 & 22

    May 13 & 27

    June 10 & 24

    * No Sati Sunday on July 8 because of Daylong Retreat with Noliwe Alexander

    July 22

    August 12 & 26

    September 9 & 23

    October 14 

    * No Sati Sunday on October 28 because of Weekend Retreat with James Baraz

    November 11 & 25

    December 9 & 23

    Feel free to contact Katherine with any questions. katgb@frontier.net, 970.769.3417


  • December 06, 2017 4:23 PM | Anonymous

    The SenGen Kalyana Mitta (Spiritual Friends) Group is a gathering for those of us 60 years old and over to contemplate the inevitable processes of aging, illness and death. We also celebrate the joy, wisdom and experience that comes with growing older. 

    SenGens strive to make this a safe, confidential and supportive space for participants to share feelings from the heart without judgment or advice. You can learn more at our website www.dursengens.com

    Please join us!

    Where: Durango Dharma Center 1800 East 3rd Ave.

    When: Second and Fourth Tuesdays from 3 - 4:30 PM
    More Info: For more information, please contact Ellen Park at gellenpark@gmail.com

    Please note that SenGen is made possible through the efforts of a facilitator team that meets periodically to select themes and books. We always need and welcome more volunteers for this team. Please contact Martha McClellan at mmm@bresnan.net if you would like more information.

  • June 09, 2017 6:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Do you have children in your life? Would you like to cultivate skills that support their growth and your sense of ease? Come meet with others who are interested in practicing mindful ways of engaging children. 

    We will be exploring meditation, calming our minds and discussing new ways to engage children that support ourselves, our children’s development and our peace of mind. The group will be using Patty Whipfler’s new book, Listen, a breakthrough in child-rearing based on the latest brain studies for children.

    This group meets on the second Tuesdays of the month from 12 - 1 PM and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 6 – 7 PM and is open to all who care for children—grandparents, teachers, camp counselors, etc. No specific experience necessary and all are welcomed. 

    To signup for the Mindful Parenting Group email list, click here >>

    What: Mindful Parenting Support Group
    Where: Durango Dharma Center 1800 East 3 rd Ave. #109 (Next to the Library, across from St. Columba school)
    When: Second Tuesdays 12 - 1 PM and Fourth Tuesdays from 6 – 7 PM
    More Info: For more information, please contact Maureen Fallon-Cyr (970) 749-1691

  • July 11, 2016 4:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Dharma Center will continue offering the extended sitting group meeting twice a month to focus on practice combining sitting and walking meditation. The group will be meeting the first Sunday of the month, from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. and on the third Wednesday of the month from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. 

Durango Dharma Center • 1800 E. Third Ave. • P.O. Box 1631 • Durango, CO 81302