Durango SENGENs

  sponsored by the Durango Dharma Center

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  2019 SenGen Announcements

What's new on the site since Feb 18, 2019?

CLICK to navigate to the following:

* Click HERE to read the updated SenGen Guidelines (revised Feb 2019)

*Click 2019 flyer to read the Jan - March 2019 SenGen plans

*The SenGen Facilitators held their bi-monthly planning session on February 5. Click HERE to read the minutes.

*Checkout our 2019 Winter/Spring 2019 SenGen Schedule

*You might also consider helping us facilitate a future meeting.

Just contact Ross or Martha for more info.



















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.


Next SenGen meeting, Thursday, February 12, 2019 3 - 4:30pm  Durago Dharma Center

Dear SenGens,

Rose Marie and Peter Bartol will be our facilitators and as they often do, they are bringing us a topic and process that are a little outside of our norm. 

 On January 12th the New York Times featured an Op -Ed article “The Joy of Being a Woman in her 70’s” by a clinical psychologist Dr Mary Pipher. Click  New York Times Article  to read it.

The article remained on the NYT Most Popular list for 10 days (unprecedented) and was notable for the number of heartfelt responses, both positive and negative.

 We will hear some of the more notable responses in the style of a “rave” and then we will be asked to share our individual reactions.

 Trust Peter and Rose Marie to stretch us!

It should be a fun session.

 With Metta,

Ellen Park and the SenGen Facilitators 


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