Durango SENGENs

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  2018 SenGen Announcements

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            Check below for an invite to our next SenGen meeting on Tues, April 24

            The last SenGen Facilitiator meeeting was held on Tuesday, April 3    

                   from 3-4:15 in the DDC Library. Click HERE to read the minutes.

















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,

Our next meeting is on Tuesday, April 24, from 3-4:30 at the DDC.  Please try to arrive a bit early to organize seating and prepare any necessary name tags. 

 This session will focus on why we are so busy and have trouble finding a place to rest. For a deeper understanding of this topic, we encourage you to read or reread Frank Osteseski’s Fourth Invitation “Find a Place of Rest in the Middle of Things”.  Questions for discussion include:

·What keeps you so busy?

·Are you simply too busy in your life to take a rest?

· Do you have a fear of resting and of what might happen if you took a break?

·How can you find a place of rest amongst your busyness?

Your facilitators will be Ellen & Ross Park, who have been struggling to accept this invitation. We invite you to join us and share your experiences.

With Metta,

Ellen Park and the SenGen Facilitators 


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