Durango SENGENs

  sponsored by the Durango Dharma Center

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  2019 SenGen Announcements

What's new on the site since Dec 9, 2019?

The Durango Dharma Center offers the Senior Generation (SenGen) Kalyana Mitta (Spiritual Friends) Mindfulness Group. A place for those of us 60 and over who are interested in investigating the three messengers of aging, illness, and death that will visit us all, and in discussing all aspects of how to live a full and joyful life as we continue the journey. Join us as we delve into these exciting topics.

            Our mentor is Katherine Barr, Dharma Elder.

Our group norms include:

     •Connectedness, the very definition of a Kalyana Mitta or Spiritual Friend group, our need to feel      connected, unspoken or otherwise, to others who are sharing the same experiences, helplessness and challenges

    •Safety,  the ability to share experiences and challenges in an environment where we will not be judged

   •Privacy, the knowledge that what we say will not be shared with others outside this room

   •Inclusivity, everyone 60+ is welcome, whether or not on a Buddhist path, and while Buddhist teaching may infuse the conversations, they are not central to our discussions

   •Respect for each other’s  personal preferences: for example, everyone is invited to speak, but it is not necessary to speak - many of us have personalities more suited to individual processing of knowledge gained in a session

We invite all within this age group to join us on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 3 to 4:30PM at the Durango Dharma Center, 1800 east 3rd Ave.

For more info please email to the address below.

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*The next Sengen session will be held on Tuesday, Dec 10 from 3 - 4:30PM at the DDC

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Dear SenGens,

 Our next meeting, the last for 2019, is on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 3-4:30PM. 

Your facilitators for this session are David Ellisor and Tom Fischbach, with the final episode of our 4-month long theme of Feeling Supported in the Last Third of Our Lives.

Their topic is “Building/Finding a Support Team”.

Support can include medical, physical, spiritual, emotional, social, mentorship and accountability elements. 

Step 1:  Get clear on what you want and set goals. 

Step 2:  Consider resources/support available to you right now. 

Step 3:  What resources would you like to have? 

We will most likely concentrate on the spiritual/emotional/social viewpoints by touching on these five regrets of dying: (1) Didn’t live my life, (2) Worked too hard, (3) Did not express feelings, (4) Did not stay in touch with friends, (5) Did not let self be happy.

With Metta,

Ellen Park and the SenGen Facilitators 


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