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Welcome to the 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.
a group for practitioners of color
led by yong oh
Sunday, April 21, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
sunday, june 2, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
sunday, july 14, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
The DDC People of Color Sangha is a new group at the Dharma Center that welcomes anyone identifying as a person of color to gather together in sangha. Sangha is the ancient Pali word for community—community connected by a shared intention to explore and deepen in the Buddhist-based practices of mindfulness, wisdom, and compassion.
During our meetings, we will meditate together followed by dharma discussion facilitated by Yong Oh, a community dharma leader and retreat-teacher-in-training. By practicing together and honoring our shared experience in a safe and welcoming space, we have the opportunity to cultivate this spiritual path and explore how these powerful teachings of the heart relate to our everyday lives and lived experience.
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a noble path for community, intimacy, and peace
daylong retreat with dawn haney
saturday, june 8As the chaos of the world thickens—climate change, hate-inspired shootings, increased conflict—we make peace not by avoiding tension, but by turning toward our difficulties and strengthening our liberation practices. How do we show up with presence and compassion for everyone in our communities, including ourselves? How do we ally our hearts with people who have both similar and different experiences?
from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
a four-week class with bill ball
Tuesdays starting june 18Practicing meditation brings a new sense of calm into our lives, creating greater ease and less reactivity in the face of life's stresses and challenges. Learn the basics of mindfulness meditation in this four-week introductory class series, which will include talks, discussions, guided meditations, and homework. The class, led by Bill Ball, is open to new as well as experienced meditators looking for a refresher. We wholeheartedly welcome people of all identities to participate.
from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
a class with maureen fallon-cyr
wednesdays june 26 - july 31In this course, we’ll discover what it means to be a conscious parent or caretaker of children, exploring the unique opportunities for awakening with precious young beings. In support of our practice, we’ll also discuss child development and normal expectations for each age group (0 – 21) as well as problem-solving techniques.
from 6:00 P.m. - 8:00 p.m.
We will consider mindfulness, information from new brain studies, and child-centered practices that create less effort and more intimacy with the children in our life.
Online Library Catalog
We're excited to share the Durango Dharma Center Library Online Catalog. Please take a look at all of the titles we have available!
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