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Exploring Buddhism and Recovery: A Daylong Retreat with Dave Smith

  • March 24, 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Durango Dharma Center


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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A Mindfulness-based 12 step DAYLONG RETREAT WITH DAVE SMITH

Sunday, March 24 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Over the last two decades, many people have experienced success integrating mindfulness and Buddhism into their process of recovery from all forms of addictive behaviors. What can Buddhism offer to those who struggle with addiction? How is Buddhism similar to the 12 Steps and how is it different? How can mindfulness be utilized in recovery programs? During this day-long event, Dave Smith will explore these questions and offer multiple perspectives and practices that support both practice and the process of recovery.

The day will include meditations and opportunities for group sharing. This event is appropriate for anyone who has interest in the topic. All are welcome. 

COST: The fee for the retreat is on a sliding scale of $25-$45. Scholarships are readily available. You may choose to pay $12 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. 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 Dave Smith.  

VENUE: Durango Dharma Center, 1800 East 3rd Avenue, Suite 109

REGISTER: Register online—please see upper left corner of this page. 

ABOUT DAVE SMITH: Dave Smith is a Buddhist meditation teacher and addiction treatment specialist. His background is rooted in the insight meditation tradition, and he was empowered to teach through the Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. Smith has extensive experience bringing meditative interventions into jails, prisons, youth detention centers, and addiction treatment facilities. He teaches residential meditation retreats and classes, provides trainings and consulting in secular and Buddhist contexts, and works with students in his meditation mentoring program. He recently founded the Secular Dharma Foundation and lives in Paonia, Colorado. For more information about Dave Smith, please visit davesmithdharma.com

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