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    • December 21, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Durango Dharma Center

    FRIDAY AFTERNOON DHARMA 

    A LUNCH-HOUR MEDITATION AND REFLECTION

    Friday, December 21 from noon to 1 pm

    On Friday, December 21, the Dharma Center will offer a lunch-hour meditation, an opportunity to calm the mind and connect with the heart right in the middle of a busy day. We'll sit in silent meditation for 30 minutes together followed by a dharma reflection and sharing. Maureen Fallon-Cyr will lead the group. This offering is open to all, especially those who are not able to attend our evening gatherings. 

    COST: By donation. Friday Afternoon Dharma is offered on the basis of dana, a practice of shared (or mutual) generosity that has been alive since the time of the Buddha. There will be an opportunity to offer a donation. 

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

    REGISTER: No need to register. Please just show up! 

    QUESTIONS: Please contact Maureen Fallon-Cyr at mofcyr@hotmail.com

    • December 28, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • December 30, 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • Durango Dharma Center
    • 12
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    The Art Of Intention

    A Non-Residential New Year's WEEKEND Retreat
    With Erin Treat & Brian Lesage

    Friday, December 28, 5-8 pm 
    Saturday, December 29, from 9-5 
    Sunday, December 30, from 9-3


    The arrival of a new year beckons us to turn inward, to reflect upon our deepest intentions and motivations. Through the art of skillfully embodying our heart's intentions, we support the unfolding of love, wisdom, and freedom in our lives and the lives of others. 

    This non-residential weekend retreat, taught by teachers Erin Treat and Brian Lesage, will explore the art of intention through meditation, wise reflection, and inquiry. The weekend will also include ceremonies that invite us to honor the old and welcome the new. Join us for a unique offering to usher in 2019 with presence, clarity, and compassion.

    This retreat is designed to offer a deep experience of retreat practice and sangha within an accessible non-residential schedule and format. While participants will go home every night, we require a commitment to attend all of the sessions. All meditators are welcome, from beginners to long-time practitioners.

    COST: The fee for the retreat is on a sliding scale of $100-$200. Scholarships are available online at a rate of $40 or $0. If you wish to pay another amount, please contact Tammy Hoier at tsdharmasight@gmail.com or 304-290-4328. 

    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. 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.  

    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 Tammy Hoier, 450 East 3rd Ave., Durango, CO 81301. 

    Download Mail-in Registration Form >> 

    LODGING: The Durango visitor's bureau lists places to stay on their website. There is also a limited free home-stay program with members of the Durango sangha for participants visiting from out of town. Please contact Tammy Hoier for details at tsdharmasight@gmail.com or 304-290-4328. 

    ABOUT THE TEACHERS: 

    For more information about Erin Treat, please click here. 

    Brian Lesage has practiced Buddhist meditation since 1988 and has taught meditation since 2000. He has studied in the Zen, Theravada and Tibetan schools of Buddhism and was ordained in the Rinzai Zen tradition in 1996. His training in vipassana meditation includes doing extended meditation retreats in Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, and India as well as numerous retreats in the U.S. He leads retreats and teaches meditation courses nationwide. Brian also has a private practice in Somatic Experiencing, which is a naturalistic approach to healing trauma. You can visit his website for Somatic Experiencing at liberatingawareness.com


    • February 16, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Durango Dharma Center
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    RELAXING INTO PRESENCE

    A DAYLONG RETREAT WITH BETH STERNLIEB

    Saturday, February 16 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

    In our busy lives, filled with distraction, we often overlook relaxation as a factor of awakening. But relaxation and ease can deeply support our practice. They allow us to rest in the present moment without wavering and to penetrate the mystery of the way things are. 

    During this day of practice, we will explore skillful means for cultivating a felt sense of tranquility so that relaxation becomes a friend to our practice on the cushion and in everyday life. When the capacity to relax becomes more familiar, even difficult emotions and challenging body sensations can be met with mindfulness and confidence rather than reactivity. 

    This daylong retreat is suitable for new and experienced meditation practitioners. All are welcome. 

    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 Beth Sternlieb.  

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

    REGISTER: Register online—please see upper left corner of this page. Alternatively, you may download a mail-in registration form. Please mail the form and a check made out to the Durango Dharma Center to Jacque Patterson, 1832 Glenisle Ave., Durango, CO 81301. 

    ABOUT BETH STERNLIEB: Beth Sternlieb is guiding teacher of both the Buddha's Path and the retreat programs at InsightLA in Los Angeles. Beth received teacher training at Spirit Rock Meditation Society and Insight Meditation Society with Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield.

    As a member of the clinical and research team at the UCLA Pediatric Pain Program, Beth teaches Iyengar yoga, mindfulness and compassion to kids and adults with health and chronic pain issues. She is a certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher. Experiencing people's confidence grow in the dharma, in non-violence and compassion, and in bodhicitta, is why Beth loves teaching. 

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