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.

Katherine Barr Offers Beginning Meditation Class, 9/23/2015

Dharma Leader Katherine Barr will teach a six-week beginning meditation class on Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. starting September 23 and continuing successive Wednesdays in October through November 4. 

(There will be no class September 30, when the Dharma Center presents Wes Nisker's comic monologue at the Strater. See website for further details).

Wes Nisker Presents a Comic Monologue: "How to be an Earthling", Sept. 30, 2015

A Must-See Performance: ONE NIGHT ONLY IN DURANGO!
What do you get when you cross Zen zingers with Borsht Belt timing? According to The New York Times, the answer is Wes Nisker's performance of his comic monologue laced with original songs that manages to make suffering a knee-slapper.
Buddhist meditation teacher, author, radio commentator and comedian Wes Nisker brings his one-man show to Durango for a one-night only appearance, Wednesday, September 30 at the Strater Hotel Theater. His comic monologue -- How to be an Earthling - attempts to answer the questions: Who are we? Why are we here? How did we get into the mess we're in? And is there any hope for us and our species? By placing today's headlines in the context of biological evolution and all of human history, Nisker offers audiences the relief and laughter that only vast perspectives can bring.

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Fall Non-Residential Retreat with Howard Cohn, Oct. 9-11, 2015

A View as Wide as the Sky

October 9 – 11, 2015

One of the founding teachers at Spirit Rock Meditation Center – Howard Cohn – will lead a non-residential retreat at the Dharma Center, October 9 – 11, 2015. His subject – A View as Wide as the Sky – will awaken retreat participants to the sky-like nature of our minds and remind them that our natural awareness is primordially pure, open and free. Sitting and walking in silence, participants will – as the poet Donald Babcock says – “Ease ourselves into the boundless, right where life touches us.” This retreat is suitable for meditators at all levels.

Dates and Times: Friday, October 9, 7-9 p.m.; Saturday, October 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, October 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Venue: Durango Dharma Center, 208 County Road 250, at intersection with 32nd Street

Cost: Sliding scale of $100 - $200 for entire weekend, with $20 early payment discount before September 10. Scholarships available by contacting Tammy Hoier, thoier@msn.com or phone (970) 403-3449. Opportunity to practice dana (generosity) for Howard at end of retreat.

Benefit: Fees support Durango Dharma Center. Make checks payable to Durango Dharma Center.

Register: Online here or by mail to Liz Cosgrove, 1820 Glenisle Avenue, Durango, CO 81301 

Questions: Contact Tami Hoier, thoier@msn.com or phone (970) 403-3449

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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.