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An Introduction to Zen: A Daylong Retreat with Jiryu Rutschman-Byler

  • February 24, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Durango Dharma Center


The fee 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.

For those seeking financial assistance, we welcome you! We kindly ask you to reach out to Terry Leonard (tleonard@frontier.net, 970-799-0084) before registering because offering refunds with our system is difficult. Thank you!
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Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 9 am - 4 pm

Join us for a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in Zen practice with visiting Soto Zen Priest Jiryu Rutschman-Byler. This daylong retreat will include traditional elements of Zen retreats, including Zen-style sitting meditation and walking meditation. Jiryu will also offer a dharma talk and there will be an opportunity for discussion. 

COST: The cost for the retreat is on a sliding scale of $25-$45. Financial assistance is 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 because offering refunds is 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: Please register online by following the instructions in the upper left corner of this webpage. You can also register by downloading this registration form and sending a check for the fee payable to the Durango Dharma Center to Jeanett Jansen, 612 Valentine Drive, Durango, CO 81301. 

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

ABOUT THE TEACHER: Jiryu is a Soto Zen Buddhist priest and teacher in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. He lives and teaches at Green Gulch Farm, a zen center just north of San Francisco. He is also the head teacher of the Buddhadharma Sangha of San Quentin Prison.  

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