Durango SENGENs

  sponsored by the Durango Dharma Center

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  2018 SenGen Announcements

What's new on the site since Jan 1, 2018?

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    Click to view an announcement of our SenGen Winter 2018 program

   Check below to read about our next SenGen session on Tues, Jan 23

   Click to view the January 2018 SenGen Newsletter

   Click to read about our new SenGen reference book by Frank Ostaseski titled The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully.

   Thanks to Martha McClellan for her excellent article in the 1/6/18 Durango Herald.
















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, January 23, from 3-4:30 at the DDC. We would appreciate if you would arrive at least 10 minutes early (2:50) so we can get settled with chairs and name tags, in order to start promptly at 3:00.  

During this session, we will explore the first of Frank Ostaseski's The Five Invitations.  David Ellisor and Peter Bartol are our facilitators.

                                          “Everything is constantly changing. Nothing is permanent.

                                            If we listen closely, the message we hear is: Don’t Wait.” 

 Chapter One “The Five Invitations” by Frank Ostaseski

If we followed that advice right now, what could be the impact on our lives?

On January 23rd, David and Peter will lead us on a journey of the heart into the possibilities.If you would like a copy of this book, Maria’s provides us with a 15% discount by mentioning the Durango Dharma Center, and the Dharma Center has some copies in the library. It is also available as an eBook on Amazon.

 With Metta,

Ellen Park and the SenGen Facilitators 


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