Welcome to the Durango Dharma Center!

The Durango Dharma Center (DDC) was formed in 1991 by a few individuals desiring support in their sitting practice. It is now home to many meditators of all levels of practice with classes for beginners, families, and those interested in deeper study of the Buddha's teachings. The DDC is Vipassana (Insight) oriented but welcomes meditators of any tradition.

Public Talk & Two-day Workshop with Belinda Griswold & Erin Treat


The Work That Reconnects: Creativity and Empowerment in Troubled Times 

Free Community Talk with Belinda Griswold 
Friday, July 31, 2015 – 6 to 8 pm

Two-day Workshop with Belinda Griswold & Erin Treat
Saturday, August 1, 2015 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. & Sunday, August 2, 9 a.m. to noon

When we hear bad news here in Colorado and across the world – floods, fires, oil spills, climate change – how can we respond? In this experiential workshop, take time to cultivate compassion for the suffering and find new ways to respond with clarity, energy and open-heartedness. Through a series of creative, experiential exercises, this workshop opens space for radical truth-speaking, leading to personal and collective empowerment. To feel despair, sadness, guilt or fear on behalf of our world is not a sign of personal weakness but a source of interconnection and power. Drawing on deep ecology, systems theory and Engaged Buddhism, this open-source body of work – pioneered by Joanna Macy – builds motivation, solidarity and vision, renewing the courage to act.

Daylong Workshop for All Educators With Kate Janke, July 25, 2015


Creating a Climate of Mindfulness:

How to incorporate mindfulness in your school and home

with Kate Munding-Janke

A Daylong Retreat

Saturday, July 25, 2015; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Lunch 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Join us for a day of inquiry, practice and play exploring the power of teaching youth how to live and grow with strong minds and hearts. In this experiential workshop for educators, parents and anyone interested in teaching mindfulness to youth, participants will --

  • Learn simple and fun lessons that cultivate compassion, empathy, wisdom and connection among students.
  • Gain techniques for helping students develop the ability to pay attention and self-regulate emotions.
  • Learn new ways to communicate with each other using mindful-based language.

Overall, the power of teaching from a place of presence will be emphasized and bring personal benefi t to all who attend. Access to webpage database, including lessons and references for further learning, will be provided. Workshop is suitable for all levels of mindfulness experience.

Directions to the Dharma Center

 The physical address of the Durango Dharma Center is 208 CR 250. It is located at the intersection of 32nd Street and CR 250 (East Animas Rd). Turn onto Metz Lane and pull into the parking lot, your first left.