Durango SENGENs

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  2019 SenGen Announcements

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Read the invitation below regarding our next SenGen session of 2019 scheduled for Tuesday, January 22 from 3 - 4:30PM

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SenGen: Next Meeting Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 3-4:30 @ DDC

Dear SenGens,

We have just lost to this world one of our founding SenGen members, Joey Matthews, who passed Sunday, January 13 at 11:45AM, surrounded and guided by family and friends. On Tuesday, we will spend a few moments honoring Joey.  Our intention is to facilitate a brief reminiscence of Joey and to offer Metta for her transition into the great beyond.

 Steve Krest and Pat Speno will then facilitate an exploration of our personal stories and how they help or block our journeys. The basis for this examination is inspired by Ram Dass and Tara Brach. This will be done largely in whole group sharing.

We continue to be inspired by the book authored by Ram Dass and Mirabai Bush: Walking Each Other Home: Conversations on Loving and Dying.  

Maria’s has stocked this book for us, and if you would like to purchase it, mention the Durango Dharma Center Book Club to receive a 15% discount.  We have also placed one in the DDC Library.

 With Metta,

Ellen Park and the SenGen Facilitators 


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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.