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Monday, September 24
Erin Treat

Monday, October 1
Yong Oh

Monday, October 8
Erin Treat

Monday, October 15
Sit & Tea

Monday, October 22
Erin Treat

Monday, October 29
Bill Ball

Monday, November 5
Maureen Fallon-Cyr

Monday, November 12
Katherine Barr

Monday, November 19
Dave Smith

Monday, November 26
Carolyn Hobbs

Monday, December 3
Maureen Fallon-Cyr

Monday, December 10
Erin Treat

Monday, December 3
Katherine Barr

Monday, December 10
Erin Treat

Monday, December 17
Yong Oh

Monday, December 24
Katherine Barr, sit & readings

Monday, December 31
Katherine Barr

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. 

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New! Online Library Catalog 
We now have our Durango Dharma Center Library Online Catalog available. Please take a look at all of the titles we have available!  


Essential dharma class:
The liberating teachings of emptiness with erin treat

Awakening wisdom & compassion through the liberating teachings of emptiness
Six thursdays: Oct 11, oct 25, nov 8, nov 29, dec 6, dec 13
6:00Pm - 8:00pm

Emptiness is a central teaching in Buddhism, but it doesn't mean vacancy or nothingness. By cultivating a deeper understanding of emptiness, we can transform the way we see the world and experience profound freedom and compassion.

Please note that this is not a class for new meditators. This class is suitable for those who have completed a minimum of five days of residential retreat practice.


introduction to mindfulness meditation

A class series with bill ball
five wednesdays starting september 19th
from 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Practicing 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 five-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 who may be looking for a refresher.


awakening joy

A non-residential weekend
retreat with james baraz
Friday, oct 26: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
saturday oct 27: 9:00am - 4:00pm
sunday, oct 28: 9:00am - 4:00pm

True happiness is not about acquisition but rather opening to the natural joy and aliveness right inside you. Today, as we are bombarded with messages that heighten our fear and sadness about the world, more than ever it is vital to understand the importance of joy as a central aspect of spiritual practice. We need to remember how to stay connected to that place inside that makes life worth living. Then our own wellbeing and joy can become gifts to a troubled world.


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