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The Art of Intention: A New Year's Weekend Retreat

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


The fee for this class series is based on a sliding scale. Your generosity supports the work of the Durango Dharma Center and a robust financial assistance program that allows all who are interested in the teachings of the Buddha to attend our programs.
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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

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