Durango SENGENs

  sponsored by the Durango Dharma Center

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  2018 SenGen Announcements

What's new on the site since Nov 8, 2018?

Confessions of a Jewish Mother  CLICK to navigate to the following:


*Join us on Nov 13, 3-4:30 at the DDC for our next session. Check below for info regarding this session.

*Click to read the latest SenGen Facilitator's minutes from our 10/16/18 meeting.

You might also consider helping us facilitate a future meeting.

Just contact Ross or Martha for more info.

*Click Becoming an Elder to read the beautiful poem written by Cathy Carmody and forwarded by Steve Krest and David Ellisor in their 10/23 SenGen session.

*a link from Ike and Ellen M. (Confessions of a Jewish Mother)



















Click here to read the SenGen flier for SenGen dates and times

for the remainder of 2018.



















Dear SenGens,

Our next SenGen meeting is on Tuesday, November 13, from 3-4:30 PM at the Durango Dharma Center. Our facilitators for this meeting are Ellen Matthews and Ike Turiel, and their topic, ever timely, is: Resilience; it's never too late to change.

 From Ellen M. and Ike:

We will discuss what practices we might use, and are already using, to develop more resilience to the changes ahead. Earlier this year Jane Brody wrote an article, in the NY Times, about happiness in old age. See the link below. She discusses how we might adjust to diminished physical capabilities. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/ 03/19/well/finding-meaning- and-happiness-in-old-age.html

Gratitude practice is one way to enhance our resilience. James Baraz, author of Awakening Joy, invited his mother to an Awakening Joy class on gratitude to talk about how she was able to make changes while in her 90s! Listen to her in this video.

www.youtube.com/watch?v= FRbL46mWx9w

Let's share with each other what obstacles we face in developing resilience as we age and how we, and others we know, have managed to maintain resilience

 With metta and gratitude,

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.

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