Durango SENGENs

  sponsored by the Durango Dharma Center

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  2017 SenGen Announcements

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  Check below for an invite and info concerning the Sept 26 SenGen session















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 mentors are Katherine Barr and Bill Ball, Dharma Leaders Council.

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.

Dear SenGens,


Next meeting: Tuesday, September 26, 3-4:30 PM at the DDC. 

Our upcoming SenGen session will be about advance care planning in preparation for our deaths, using advance directives to communicate end-of-life wishes, and “having that conversation” with our families. Missy Rodey will be our guest facilitator and plans to include plenty of time for reflection, discussion and questions. Missy will have several important handouts for us to take home.

We look forward to seeing you there, and working on our individual plans together in this important matter.

If you are wondering how this plays into our current "Finding Joy Where You Are" theme, think about not having to make your wishes known through a feeding tube . And on a more serious note, if you are procrastinating about this, think of how joyous and relieved we will all feel after completing this important work!

 With kindness,

Ellen Park and the SenGen Facilitators


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