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    • December 29, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • December 31, 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • Durango Dharma Center

    The Art Of Intention

    A Non-Residential New Year's Retreat
    With Erin Treat & Brian Lesage

    Friday, December 29, 5-8 pm 
    Saturday, December 30, from 9-5 
    Sunday, December 31, from 9-3

    The arrival of a new year beckons us to turn inward, to reflect upon our deepest intentions and motivations. Through the art of skillfully embodying our heart's intentions, we support the unfolding of love, wisdom, and freedom in our lives and the lives of others. 

    This non-residential weekend retreat, taught by longtime Durango Dharma Center teachers Erin Treat and Brian Lesage, will explore the art of intention through meditation, wise reflection, and inquiry. The weekend will also include ceremonies that invite us to honor the old and welcome the new. Join us for a unique one-time offering to usher in 2018 with presence, clarity, and compassion.

    This retreat is designed to offer a deep experience of retreat practice and sangha within an accessible non-residential schedule and format. While participants will go home every night, we require a commitment to attend all of the sessions. All meditators are welcome, from beginners to long-time practitioners.

    COST: Cost for the retreat is on a sliding scale of $100-$200. Financial assistance and additional $20 student discounts are available by contacting Tammy Hoier at tsdharmasight@gmail.com or 304-290-4328. 

    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. Those offering the teachings rely on the donations of retreat participants to support their valuable work in this world. At the end of the retreat there will be an opportunity to offer a donation to the teachers.  

    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 Tammy Hoier, 450 East 3rd Ave., Durango, CO 81301. 

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    LODGING: The Durango visitor's bureau lists places to stay on their website. There is also a limited free home-stay program with members of the Durango sangha for retreatants visiting from out of town. Please contact Tammy Hoier for details at tsdharmasight@gmail.com or 304-290-4328. 

    ABOUT THE TEACHERS: For more information about Erin Treat, please click here. 

    Brian Lesage has practiced Buddhist meditation since 1988 and has taught meditation since 2000. He has studied in the Zen, Theravada and Tibetan schools of Buddhism and was ordained in the Rinzai Zen tradition in 1996. His training in vipassana meditation includes doing extended meditation retreats in Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, and India as well as numerous retreats in the U.S. He leads retreats and teaches meditation courses nationwide. Brian also has a private practice in Somatic Experiencing, which is a naturalistic approach to healing trauma. You can visit his website for Somatic Experiencing at liberatingawareness.com

    • January 17, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Durango Dharma Center


    An essential dharma class 

     with Maureen Fallon-Cyr

    five Wednesdays starting jan. 17,  6:00 – 8:00 pm

    In his book After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age, author Stephen Batchelor offers a vision of Buddha’s life based in his humanity. By transcending Buddhist dogma and offering the teachings in a secular context, Batchelor brings the dharma fully alive for householders and serious students of Buddhism.

    In this class series, we will use an experiential orientation to deepen our understanding of the Buddha's teachings. Through mindfulness, didactic lessons, group exercises and lively discussion, we'll bring the teachings to life and practice ways to bring dharma into our everyday lives. 

    Participants are asked to purchase the book After Buddhism, which is available at Maria's Bookshop. There will be weekly reading assignments as part of our learning together. All levels of practitioners are welcome. 

    DATES: Wednesdays, January 17 - February 14 from 6:00-8:00 pm  

    VENUE: Durango Dharma Center, 1800 East 3rd Ave.

    COST: Sliding scale $45, $65, $85. Financial assistance is available by contacting Terry Leonard, whose info is below. Your registration fee supports the Durango Dharma Center. Our programs are offered on the basis of dana, a practice of shared (or mutual) generosity that has been alive since the time of the Buddha. At the end of the program, there will be an opportunity to offer a donation to the teacher. 

    REGISTER: Online on this website or via the downloadable registration form with the registration fee payable to Durango Dharma Center. Please send form to Liz Cosgrove, 1820 Glenisle Avenue, Durango, CO 81301.  

    QUESTIONS: Please contact Terry Leonard, tleonard@frontier.net, 970-799-0084. 

    MORE ABOUT MAUREEN FALLON-CYR:  Maureen Fallon-Cyr is a senior dharma leader at the Durango Dharma Center and has practiced mindfulness and meditation since 1994. She has attended multiple silent meditation retreats, including month-long retreats, and is a graduate of Spirit Rock's Advanced Practitioners Program. A graduate of Smith College and a certified Hakomi therapist, Maureen has worked as a mindfulness-based psychotherapist with children and adults for over twenty-five years. As a wife and mother of two children, Maureen is deeply committed to the path of awakening as a householder. Through her combination of spiritual practice and psychology, Maureen enjoys teaching embodiment practices that lead to awakening. 


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    • January 21, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Durango Dharma Center

    A Daylong Retreat for Our Beloved Volunteers

    with ERIN TREAT

    Sunday, January 21, from 9 am to 3 pm

    This daylong retreat is an opportunity for you to rest in the dharma and appreciate your good deeds. We will practice sitting and walking meditation in the spirit of nurturing self-care and compassion. There will be dharma reflections and time for sharing as individuals practicing and serving the dharma. No dana will be accepted for this daylong. We offer this as a gift to our treasured volunteers.    

    DATES: Sunday, January 21, from 9 am to 3 pm  

    VENUE: Durango Dharma Center, 1800 East 3rd Ave.

    COST: Free to all volunteers past and present. No need to register. Please just show up! 

    QUESTIONS: Please contact Terry Leonard, tleonard@frontier.net, 970-799-0084. 

    MORE ABOUT ERIN TREAT: Erin is the resident dharma teacher at the Durango Dharma Center and an authorized teacher in the lineage of Western Theravadan Buddhism. She has been practicing vipassana meditation since 1995. For more information about Erin, please click here

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