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 beginner's, families, and those interested in deeper study of the Buddha's teachings. The DDC is Vipassana (Insight) oriented but welcomes meditators of any tradition.

Housebuilder, You Have Been Seen: Becoming, Identity, and Lovingkindness

Taught By

Erin Treat and Bill Ball

Wednesdays, 4/15, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 6-8:00 pm

This class will explore the enormous stress that comes with trying to be “someone” and how this habitual tendency causes suffering and becomes a substitute for knowing the deepest nature of our minds and hearts. With sustained mindful attention, we can greet the activity of self, not as a problem but as an ally in our journey to greater happiness and well-being. We will delve into Buddhist teachings to learn how this sense of self arises and passes away due to conditions. By bringing awareness, curiosity, and lovingkindness to the phenomena we call self, we can experience a liberating shift in perception that leads to clear-seeing and compassion.

The class will utilize Dharma teaching, small group experience, assigned readings and guided meditation to support our learning. It is required that you have at least a 5-day residential retreat or equivalent practice experience as a prerequisite for the class. Please contact Bill (william.p.ball@gmail.com) if you have questions.

Class held at Durango Dharma Center, 208 CR 250, at the intersection of 32nd Street and CR 250 (East Animas Rd).  Registration fee supports the Durango Dharma Center, but there will be an opportunity to offer dana in support of the teachers.

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 Nobody turned away for lack of funds. Scholarships are available, just ask.   If you wish financial assistance please contact the registrar before you register.

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Residential Retreat With Carol Wilson & Sally Armstrong, May 15-22, 2015


Seven days in the tranquil space of McElmo Canyon at 
Kelly Place Bed & Breakfast, near Cortez, CO
With Teachers Sally Armstrong and Carol Wilson

In this insight meditation retreat, participants give attention to experiences of body, heart and mind in all their changing aspects from moment to moment. This steady awareness brings us into the present with a spacious, accepting attitude. Away from busy schedules, we discover our natural warmth and a growing wisdom that leads us to true inner peace and happiness. Participants are offered complete instructions in insight and lovingkindness meditation, meetings with the teachers and daily talks on the Buddha’s teachings. Both new and experienced meditators are invited.

If you wish financial assistance please contact the registrar before you register.

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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.