Durango SENGENs

  sponsored by the Durango Dharma Center

Click to add image

  2019 SenGen Announcements

What's new on the site since May 10, 2019?

CLICK to navigate to the following:

*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, MAy 14 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,

Our next meeting is Tuesday May 14, 2019.

Vic Lopez and Pat Speno will facilitate a whole group discussion on "Fearless Introspection" and the ways being able to meet this call enhances our lives. They will reference our Ram Dass book, "Walking Each Other Home" and various other related articles. Discovering ways to be courageous on our spiritual path is the intention of this Sen Gen sharing.

With Metta,  Ellen Park and the SenGen Facilitators 


As always, please reply back to me if you wish to unsubscribe from our notice and (occasional) newsletter.