The Dharma Center maintains a small, curated library of Buddhist and spiritual books, which is open to the public anytime the doors are open for programs, classes, and retreats. Our dedicated group of volunteers maintains this library and has established an extensive online catalog of titles. Click here to peruse the Dharma Center’s online catalog.
For questions about books or library lending, please contact Gale Zander Barlow at firstname.lastname@example.org. The library is currently not accepting book donations.
“Don’t go searching for the Dhamma outside, for it lies within. Peace lies within, but we have to contemplate so that we’re aware all around—subtly, deep down.”
BEYOND THE DHARMA CENTER
The Dharma Center is part of an informal community of Buddhist centers across the country. There are numerous resources for practitioners wishing to deepen their understanding, from retreat centers to books and audio resources. Here we share just a few resources to support your practice beyond the center:
Mindfulness and Recovery Group Resources
For those who wish to explore other recovery resources, here are a number of options:
The Alcoholics Anonymous Central Office of Colorado’s website lists all of the AA meetings in the region, including in-person offerings.
John Bruna’s Mindful Life Program lists Mindfulness in Recovery meetings that take place online.
Al-Anon also lists meetings by location on its website.
Young People in Recovery also has a robust Durango chapter. Learn more about their offerings by checking out their Facebook page.
You may also be interested in Alcoholics Anonymous podcasts, which you can access by clicking here.
Residential Retreat Centers
Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California
Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts
Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center in Northern New Mexico
Vipassana Metta Foundation, Maui, Hawaii
Glossary of Pali Terms
Pali was the language in which the Buddha taught. From time to time, we use Pali words in dharma talks and on our website. Click here for a glossary of Pali terms.
Podcasts and Other Resources
Please visit DharmaSeed.org for access to hundreds of dharma talks.
The teacher Jack Kornfield offers a podcast, Heart Wisdom.
The teacher Tara Brach offers a podcast.
The teacher Sharon Salzberg offers podcasts, videos and blog posts.
Ajahn Sucitto, a senior monk and teacher, offers audio resources and articles on his website.
Lion’s Roar is a website and magazine that publishes articles on Buddhist topics.