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    • June 08, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Durango Dharma Center

    FRIDAY AFTERNOON DHARMA

    a NEW bimonthly offering AT THE DHARMA CENTER

    Second and Third Fridays from noon-1 PM

    The Durango Dharma Center is now offering a new lunch-hour meditation, an opportunity to calm the mind and connect with the heart right in the middle of a busy day. Join Erin Treat, resident dharma teacher, or Maureen Fallon-Cyr, senior dharma leader, from noon to 1 pm on the 2nd and 3rd Fridays of the month. Occasionally Yong Oh, community dharma leader, or visiting teachers will lead the meditation.  

    We'll sit in silent meditation for 30 minutes together followed by a dharma reflection and sharing. This dana-based offering is open to all, especially those who are not able to attend our evening gatherings. Please see below for the schedule. 

    COST: By donation. Friday Afternoon Dharma is offered on the basis of dana, a practice of shared (or mutual) generosity that has been alive since the time of the Buddha. There will be an opportunity to offer a donation to the teacher. 

    VENUE: Durango Dharma Center, 1800 East 3rd Avenue, Suite 109

    REGISTER: No need to register. Please just show up! 

    QUESTIONS: Please contact Erin Treat at treaterin@gmail.com. 

    Practice Leader Schedule:

    5/11 - Maureen Fallon-Cyr
    5/18 - Erin Treat
    6/8 - Maureen Fallon-Cyr
    6/15 - Erin Treat
    7/6 - Erin Treat
    7/13 - Maureen Fallon-Cyr


    • June 11, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Durango Dharma Center

    WISDOM RISING: JOURNEY INTO THE MANDALA OF THE EMPOWERED FEMININE

    a MONDAY NIGHT TALK WITH LAMA TSULTRIM ALLIONE

    Monday, June 11 from 5:30-7:00 pm

    On Monday, June 11, Lama Tsultrim Allione will offer a Monday night talk based on her new book, Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine. In this book, a dynamic spiritual model based on a 1,000-year-old tradition from Tibet meets the gale force winds of the current world situation. 

    Lama Tsultrim shows us the secret to harnessing the energy of the fierce wise dakini, a previously forbidden aspect of the feminine, whose juicy potency is so needed now. Through the Dakini Mandala, a universal template of wholeness, each of the five dakinis — embodiments of the fierce feminine — transforms an emotional encumbrance into wisdom. The mandala brings strength from the inside out, giving a practical method to become an effective agent of transformation in your world. 

    During this talk, Lama Tsultrim will offer an introduction to the mandala and the dakini principle then a short guided experiential journey into the mandala of your innermost being, where the empowered feminine resides. 

    Books will be available for purchase and the evening talk will be followed by a book signing.

    COST: By donation. This talk is offered on the basis of dana, a practice of mutual generosity that has been alive since the time of the Buddha. There will be an opportunity to offer a donation to the teacher. 

    VENUE: Durango Dharma Center, 1800 East 3rd Avenue, Suite 109

    REGISTER: No need to register. Please just show up! 

    QUESTIONS: Please contact Maureen Fallon-Cyr at mofcyr@hotmail.com. 

    ABOUT LAMA TSULTRIM: Lama Tsultrim Allione is an author, internationally known Buddhist teacher, and the founder and resident lama of Tara Mandala near Pagosa Springs, Colorado. She is author of Women of Wisdom and Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict and has just completed her new book, Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine, to be published in May 2018. At the same time, Lama Tsultrim continues to guide Tara Mandala and thousands of students around the world.


    • July 08, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Durango Dharma Center
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    MEETING THE VICISSITUDES OF LIFE WITH GRACE

    A DAYLONG RETREAT WITH NOLIWE ALEXANDER

    Sunday, July 8 from 9 am to 4 pm

    During this daylong meditation retreat, we will explore how to gather the grace, ease and harmony to live in these turbulent and uncertain times. Faced with rapid change, we are often bound, swayed and upended by the eight worldly winds—gain and loss, fame and disrepute, praise and blame, pleasure and pain. These are conditions that affect even a wise and skillful mind and heart. Throughout this retreat, which will include sitting meditation, walking meditation and wisdom circle discussions, we’ll learn how holding the dual aspects of life with wise view and intention helps us navigate our lives with a tender and aware heart. And with this quality of heart, we deepen our practice and resolve in the world. 

    Noliwe Alexander has been a student of vipassana meditation for close to 20 years. Throughout this time of deep devotion to the Dharma, Noliwe has become a teacher of various sitting groups around the Bay Area and a facilitator of community workshops, Buddhist meditation daylongs and class series programs. She is a life and business coach, dedicating both her coaching and Dharma practice to the POC, LGBT, at-risk and elder communities. She is a graduate of Spirit Rock's Community Dharma Leader program and completed East Bay Meditation Center’s Commit 2 Dharma program in 2010. Noliwe is currently participating in the Spirit Rock Teacher Training program from 2017-2020. She is also a wisdom keeper and humbled by the presence of her ancestor’s spirit that lives within and walks beside her. 

    COST: Cost for the retreat is on a sliding scale of $25-$45. Financial assistance is readily available by contacting Terry Leonard at tleonard@frontier.net or 970-799-0084. We kindly ask those seeking financial assistance to reach out to Terry prior to registering as refunds are difficult with our system. Thank you!

    Registration fees support the Durango Dharma Center. 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 teacher.  

    VENUE: Durango Dharma Center, 1800 East 3rd Avenue, Suite 109

    REGISTER: Register online here (see upper left corner) or download a mail-in registration form. Please mail check payable to the Durango Dharma Center and send to Terry Leonard, 1414 Ridge Road, Durango, CO 81303

    >> Download Mail-in Registration Form >> 



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