Durango SENGENs

  sponsored by the Durango Dharma Center

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  2019 SenGen Announcements

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*Checkout our 2019 Spring/Summer 2019 SenGen Schedule

*The  SenGen Facilitators held a planning session on April 4.

           Click Facilitators Session to read our minutes.

           You might consider sitting in and see how engaging this group can be.

           You might also consider helping us facilitate a future meeting.

Just contact Ross or Martha for more info.

**Our next SenGen session is Tuesday, Apr 23 from 3 to 4:30pm. Check out your special invitation below. Hope to see you there!



















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.


Dear SenGens,

*This notice is coming out a bit earlier the usual week ahead*

Our next meeting is  Tuesday April 23, 3-4:30pm @ DDC

SenGen participant Betty Kilpatrick has volunteered to facilitate a session on the topic Death and the Survival of Consciousness.  She will be assisted by Martha McClellan.  Betty has done considerable research on this subject, and is looking forward to a vibrant discussion with other SenGeners.

 During this session, we will be discussing:

1)        Near Death Experiences (NDE’s)

2)        Evidence of Past Lives (Reincarnation)

3)        Rebirth (what is reborn? Is the self a delusion?)

4)        Karma (The Law of Cause and Effect)

 Research References:

·       WALKING EACH OTHER HOME, our chosen book for this period by Ram Dass and Mirabai Bush, the chapter entitled “After Death, Pages 169-179.

·       THE TIBETAN BOOK OF LIVING AND DYING by Sogyal Rinpoche                                                                                           


·       EVIDENCE OF THE AFTERLIFE - The Science of Near-Death Experiences by Jeffrey Long, MD with Paul Perry


·       SOUL SURVIVOR – The Reincarnation of a World War II Fighter Pilot by Bruce and Andrea Leininger with Ken Gross

Betty requests that if you have a personal experience with an NDE or know someone who has experienced this, she hopes you will be willing to share that story.  And, if anyone in the group has engaged in a Past Life Regression that would be helpful to share.

If you too would like to facilitate a session on a topic that is close to your heart, please let us know by contacting Martha McClellan mmm@bresnan.net  and we will assign a facilitator to assist.

With Metta,

Ellen Park and the SenGen Facilitators 


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