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Meeting the Vicissitudes of Life with Grace: A Daylong Retreat with Noliwe Alexander

  • July 08, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Durango Dharma Center


We kindly ask those seeking financial assistance to reach out to Terry Leonard (tleonard@frontier.net, 970-799-0084) before registering!

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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Sunday, July 8 from 9 am to 4 pm

During this daylong meditation retreat, we will explore how to gather the grace, ease and harmony to live in these turbulent and uncertain times. Faced with rapid change, we are often bound, swayed and upended by the eight worldly winds—gain and loss, fame and disrepute, praise and blame, pleasure and pain. These are conditions that affect even a wise and skillful mind and heart. Throughout this retreat, which will include sitting meditation, walking meditation and wisdom circle discussions, we’ll learn how holding the dual aspects of life with wise view and intention helps us navigate our lives with a tender and aware heart. And with this quality of heart, we deepen our practice and resolve in the world. 

Noliwe Alexander has been a student of vipassana meditation for close to 20 years. Throughout this time of deep devotion to the Dharma, Noliwe has become a teacher of various sitting groups around the Bay Area and a facilitator of community workshops, Buddhist meditation daylongs and class series programs. She is a life and business coach, dedicating both her coaching and Dharma practice to the POC, LGBT, at-risk and elder communities. She is a graduate of Spirit Rock's Community Dharma Leader program and completed East Bay Meditation Center’s Commit 2 Dharma program in 2010. Noliwe is currently participating in the Spirit Rock Teacher Training program from 2017-2020. She is also a wisdom keeper and humbled by the presence of her ancestor’s spirit that lives within and walks beside her. 

COST: Cost for the retreat is on a sliding scale of $25-$45. Financial assistance is readily 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 as refunds are 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: 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 Terry Leonard, 1414 Ridge Road, Durango, CO 81303

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