Did you know there are many events in Crested Butte and Gunnison? See live music, take an art class, volunteer, play trivia, watch (or participate in) a ski or bike race, and more! Check this calendar to see what’s going on.
The Way of Compassion Dharma Center is located in Carbondale, Colorado. The sister Dharma center is the Here and Now Center in Gunnison, CO. We also serve a virtual sangha of distributed practitioners across the nation. We are a Rime (non-sectarian) Buddhist center dedicated to the cultivation of wisdom and compassion through the study of Buddhist Dharma. Every Wednesday (except Holiday weeks – please call to check) from 6:00- 7:30 join us and our spiritual director John Bruna for a guided meditation and talk with time for questions. This is a live Zoom broadcast that we watch on a projector as a group from Gunnison. Chairs, meditation cushions, and bathroom provided. Please bring water if needed. www.wocdc.org for more information. ? The live session is held at The Here and Now Center (115 S. Colorado Street, Gunnison – right South of the Sherpa Cafe). This teaching broadcast is offered free of charge. We always have a donation jar out for the non-profit organization Way of Compassion Foundation. To learn more about what they do in Colorado and around the world visit (https://wocompassion.org/) ? On holiday weeks the Zoom broadcast will still be available for you to watch from home. If you are sick or have had an exposure to Covid-19, please stay home and join us via Zoom from this link: https://wocdc.org/weekly-dharma-talks/ ? You do not have to be Buddhist to enjoy and benefit from these teachings. People from all walks of life and spiritual paths join us to meditate and think about teachings together.
Gunnison Valley is also host to several beloved annual events. A classic winter event is The Alley Loop, a Nordic ski race that doubles as a costume contest. In fall, Mt. Crested Butte hosts the famous Chili and Beer Festival. Every summer in Gunnison, a crowd gathers to watch America’s fourth-oldest rodeo, Cattlemen’s Days. There are also festivals in Crested Butte that celebrate local art, music, wildflowers, and more. Attending an annual event is a good way to connect with the culture of the Gunnison Valley. You might even create a new tradition for you and your family and friends!