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Essential Dharma Class: The Liberating Teachings of Emptiness

  • October 11, 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Durango Dharma Center
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We wholeheartedly welcome students from all financial backgrounds. We invite you to pay at the highest level that you can afford so that the Dharma Center can continue to offer these teachings to all who seek them. If you would like to pay at a different level than is offered here, please contact Terry Leonard at 50tleonard@gmail.com or 970-799-0084.
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Six Thursdays: Oct. 11, Oct. 25, Nov. 8, Nov. 29, Dec. 6, Dec. 13
 6:00 - 8:00 pm

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. Participants in this Essential Dharma class will take a deep dive into the liberating teachings of early Buddhism, with guidance from Guy Armstrong's seminal book, Emptiness: A Practical Guide for Meditators. Our time together will include guided dharma reflections, meditations and inquiry. 

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. This Essential Dharma class will require regular practice time and study outside of class. If you have questions about the prerequisite, please feel welcome to contact Erin Treat at treaterin@gmail.com. 

This class will be held in the main meditation hall while regular Thursday night sits and parenting/mentoring group will be held in the downstairs hall. 

DATES: Thursdays, Oct. 11, Oct. 25, Nov. 8, Nov. 29, Dec. 6, Dec. 13, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

VENUE: Durango Dharma Center, 1800 East 3rd Avenue. The class will be held in the main meditation hall while the regular Thursday night sits will be held downstairs during these evenings. The parenting/mentoring group will also meet in the downstairs hall. 

COST: Sliding scale, $50-$90. Scholarships are readily available. You may choose to pay $25 or $0 through our online system. If you wish to pay another amount, please contact Terry Leonard at 50tleonard@gmail.com or 970-799-0084. We invite you to pay at the highest level you can afford so that all who seek the teachings may participate. 

Registration fees support the Durango Dharma Center but not the teacher. This class 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 generosity and donations of retreat participants to support their valuable work in this world. There will be an opportunity to offer a donation to the teacher. 

REGISTER: Please register on this webpage by going to the upper left corner. Or you can download a mail-in registration form (click here) and send a check for $50, $70, or $90 (payable to Durango Dharma Center) to Terry Leonard, 1414 Ridge Rd., Durango, CO 81303. 

QUESTIONS: Terry Leonard, 50tleonard@gmail.com, 970-799-0084

ABOUT ERIN TREAT: Please click here for more information about Erin Treat. 

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