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Essential Dharma Class: Buddhism, Psychology and Buddhist Psychology

  • March 20, 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Durango Dharma Center
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Please note before registering that there is a prerequisite of 10 retreat nights for this class.

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 the 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.



Wednesdays FROM MArch 20 to May 1 (except April 24)
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

In this course, we’ll explore how an understanding of Western psychology can support and deepen Buddhist practice. We’ll learn about the wisdom of Buddhist psychology, discover how psychological maps aid in awakening, and practice deep mindfulness and embodied attention for releasing fixations that create a limited sense of self. 

Importantly, we will practice with our own minds, using skillful means to work with our limiting beliefs and difficult emotions as a path to awakening. This class is experiential and will explore deep mindfulness practices. It is suitable for seasoned meditators and will be limited to 50 participants. 

Please note that there will be assigned readings from two books, Jack Kornfield's The Wise Heart and Michael Singer's The Untethered Soul

DATES: This class meets Wednesdays from March 20th to May 1st from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. We will not meet on April 24th due to the spring retreat. 

VENUE: Durango Dharma Center, 1800 East 3rd Ave.

PREREQUISITES: This class is open to seasoned practitioners. As a prerequisite, we ask that you have sat at least 10 nights of retreat. (They do not need to be consecutive on one retreat. For example, you may have sat two five-night retreats.) Alternatively, you may ask for permission to join from Maureen. You may contact her at mofcyr@hotmail.com and please put "Buddhism Psych Class" in the subject line. 

QUESTIONNAIRE: In an effort to best serve you and hold your practice during this class, all registrants will be asked to fill out a short questionnaire and provide a small head shot photograph. The questionnaires are private and will be mailed to and viewed only by Maureen. (You will receive the questionnaire once you register.) 

COST: Sliding scale $50, $70, $90. Scholarships are available at rates of $25 or $0. Your registration fee supports the Durango Dharma Center. Our programs are offered on the basis of dana, a practice of shared (or mutual) generosity that has been alive since the time of the Buddha. At the end of the program, there will be an opportunity to offer a donation to Maureen Fallon-Cyr. 

REGISTER: Online on this website (see upper left corner). 

QUESTIONS: Please contact Terry Leonard at 50tleonard@gmail.com or 970-799-0084. 

MORE ABOUT MAUREEN FALLON-CYR:  Maureen Fallon-Cyr is a senior dharma leader at the Durango Dharma Center and has practiced mindfulness and meditation since 1994. She has attended multiple silent meditation retreats, including month-long retreats, and is a graduate of Spirit Rock's Advanced Practitioners Program. A graduate of Smith College and a certified Hakomi therapist, Maureen has worked as a mindfulness-based psychotherapist with children and adults for over twenty-five years. As a wife and mother of two children, Maureen is deeply committed to the path of awakening as a householder. Through her combination of spiritual practice and psychology, Maureen enjoys teaching embodiment practices that lead to awakening. 

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