Dear Salida Sangha,
There has been an interest in developing a senior generation kalyana mitta or spiritual friends group for the purpose of open, shared discussion of the three heavenly messengers: old age, sickness and death.
Cindy Sasso and I have met to discuss how to begin to plan the implementation of this group in Salida and we would like to open the discussion to anyone who is 60+ years old and is interested in being involved. We would love to have anyone interested in this discussion to attend a meeting on Thursday, January 12 at 2 PM. The location will be at my house - 136 Blake St. Salida CO 81201. Please RSVP to 505-259-6419or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Durango Dharma Center has had a SenGen or senior kalyana mitta group for about 4 years and has been generously willing to share their experiences and be supportive. They have a wonderful website which can be accessed by going to the Durango Dharma Center’s website (http://www.durangodharmacenter.org) and clicking on Ongoing Activities, then Kalayana Mitta Groups, then Visit the SenGen Website. There is a wealth of information detailing how the group is structured and what members have found helpful. Participants are from the Sangha as well as general community and are 60 plus years old. They do have a group of facilitators from the Sangha who rotate through leading the group.
This feels like a timely, important and enriching opportunity.
Yours in the Dharma,