Durango SENGENs

  sponsored by the Durango Dharma Center

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  2017 SenGen Announcements

What's new on the site since May 1, 2017?

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.

Our next meeting is Tuesday, May 23, 3-4:30 PM @ DDC

Robert Bridges will be facilitating our session with the topic Beginner's Mind

Beginner's mind means to see as a child sees, with freshness and acknowledgment of the wonder; it also means to see as an adult sees who has gone full circle and once again sees as a child – with freshness and an even deeper sense of wonder.

The Zen teacher Shunryu Suzuki, says the following: "In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few."

What possibilities will this bring up for us?

 Ellen Park & the SenGen Facilitators


Note: We meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month, except August.

 If you wish to be removed from our email list for notices and the monthly newsletter, please reply back to me.



  CLICK to navigate to the following:

  5/3/17: Click to read the update to the SenGen Facilitator Guidelines

  5/3/17: Click here to read the current schedule for SenGen meetings

  5/10/17: Click to read the May SenGen Newsletter

 Check out the topic for our next SenGen meeting Tuesday, May 23 (see below)