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    • March 24, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Durango Dharma Center
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    EXPLORING BUDDHISM AND RECOVERY

    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

    • March 30, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Durango Dharma Center
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    STRENGTHENING YOUR HEART

    Practicing Metta as Receptive Non-Hatred

    A DAYLONG RETREAT WITH ERIN TREAT

    Saturday, March 30 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

    During this daylong retreat, we will explore how practicing with a receptive form of metta (loving-kindness) allows us to cultivate a heart of goodwill and non-hatred. With this quality of receptive non-hatred, we open more easily to embodied experience and become able to investigate directly the nature of our experience rather than push it away. This in turn allows us to respond to the challenges we face both internally and externally in a way that brings forth natural resilience and deepening ease. 

    The day will include sitting and walking meditation as well as dharma reflection, inquiry, and guided meditations. This retreat is suitable for beginning and experienced practitioners. We wholeheartedly welcome people of all identities to participate. 

    COST: The cost of 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 Erin Treat.

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

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

    ABOUT ERIN TREAT: For more information about Erin Treat, please click here

    • April 23, 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • April 28, 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • Kelly Place Bed & Breakfast, McElmo Canyon, Colorado
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    investigating Reality: The Four Ennobling Truths

    A five-night retreat with erin treat & EUGENE CASH

    Tuesday, April 23 to Sunday, April 28

    This insight meditation retreat will utilize the foundations of mindfulness to cultivate a steady, embodied awareness, which will allow us to look deeply into the reality of our immediate experience. The practice of mindfulness and meditation bring clarity of mind and heart that deepens into wisdom and compassion. 

    On this retreat we will explore the essence of the Buddha’s teachings of suffering and liberation by examining the four ennobling truths—suffering, the cause of suffering, freedom from suffering, and the path that leads to freedom—through meditation, interactive investigation, and reflection. The embodiment of our understanding will allow us to more deeply recognize our true nature, inviting greater freedom, spaciousness, and love.    

    This retreat is suitable for those new to meditation practice as well as those who are already dedicated to this path of awakening. Our retreat will be held in the context of noble silence with one period of interactive inquiry each afternoon, during which we will practice mindful speaking and listening. 

    Please plan to turn off and put away all electronic devices for the duration of the retreat so that you can participate fully. People from all identities and backgrounds are wholeheartedly welcome to participate in this special offering. 

    DATES: Tuesday, April 23 to Sunday, April 28, 2019. The retreat starts in the afternoon and ends by about noon on the last day.  

    VENUE: Kelly Place Bed & Breakfast in McElmo Canyon outside of Cortez, Colorado. 

    COST: Sliding scale, $620 to $980. The fee includes five nights of shared lodging and three meals daily. There is a $40 discount for tent campers (but not for RV campers). Scholarships are available at a rate of 50% off the base rate, which is $290. Please email Tammy Hoier at tsdharmasight@gmail.com to sign up for a scholarship prior to registering. There is a limited number of scholarships, so we encourage you to sign up early. To secure your spot in the retreat, we ask for a $200 deposit. 

    We welcome participants from all financial and underrepresented backgrounds. We invite you to pay at the 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 Tammy Hoier at 304-290-4328 or tsdharmasight@gmail.com. 

    This retreat is offered on the basis of dana, a practice of shared (or mutual) generosity that has been alive since the time of the Buddha. Those offering the teachings rely on the donations of retreat participants to support their valuable work in this world. At the end of the retreat, there will be an opportunity to offer a donation to the teachers. 

    REGISTER: Online on this website (see upper left corner of this page) or via the downloadable registration form (click here) with the deposit ($200) payable to Durango Dharma Center. Please send form to Ginger St. Ours, 611 CR 234, Durango, CO 81301.  

    QUESTIONS: Please contact Tammy Hoier at tsdharmasight@gmail.com or 304-290-4328

    ABOUT ERIN TREAT: Erin is the resident dharma teacher at the Durango Dharma Center and an authorized teacher in the lineage of Western Theravada Buddhism. She has been practicing vipassana meditation since 1995. Since 2003, Erin has served the DDC in a variety of roles, including serving on the board of directors and the Dharma Council. Erin has completed the Community Dharma Leader training program as well as the intensive four-year Spirit Rock/IMS Teacher Training. She is also guiding teacher of Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center in northern New Mexico and teaches regularly at Spirit Rock and the Insight Meditation Society.   

    ABOUT EUGENE CASH: Eugene is the founding teacher of San Francisco Insight. Since 1995 he has served as a member of the Spirit Rock Teacher Council. At Spirit Rock, Eugene also co-leads the Community Dharma Leaders (CDL) training. He has taught intensive meditation retreats internationally for twenty-five years. Eugene’s teaching is influenced by many streams of Buddhism, including Theravada, Zen, and Tibetan. He is also a Diamond Approach teacher. He’s passionate about practicing 24/7, supporting awareness, investigation, and realization in daily life. 

    CANCELLATION POLICY: Please note that we have a new cancellation policy! Should you need to cancel your registration, we encourage you to let Tammy Hoier (tsdharmasight@gmail.com, 304-290-4328) know as soon as possible so that we can open your spot up to another participant. The cancellation fees increase as we approach the retreat:

    More than 4 weeks prior to the retreat: $100 fee retained, refund of $100. 

    Between 4 weeks and 1 week prior to the retreat: $150 fee retained, refund of $50. 

    7 days prior to retreat: $200 deposit retained, no refund. 



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