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Buddhist events in Edwards Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Daily Staff ReportVail CO, Colorado

EDWARDS The Edwards Bodhimarga Buddhist sangha is presenting two public events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with Venerable Drubpon Samten Rinpoche. Invited by Bodhimargas Spiritual Director, Venerable Tenzin Priyardarshi, Drubpon Samten will give a free public talk and be the guide for a two-day retreat. Drupon Samten was born in Lamayuru, Laddakh, India and entered the Drikung Kagyu Monastery at the age of six. He studied with many accomplished teachers and successfully completed the three year retreat and the Six Yogas of Naropa. Most recently he appeared in the documentary, The Yogis of Tibet, dedicated to the preservation of this rare contemplative life and tradition.Mahamudra is the subject of a public talk on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Edwards Miller Ranch Community Center. Rinpoche will discuss the meditation practice, which works directly to enable one to realize the minds innate purity and clarity and the potential for all beings to attain enlightenment.On Saturday, participants will receive teachings on the Green Tara meditation practice. Green Tara is the Buddha of enlightened activity and the female embodiment of compassion and action. Drupon Samten will transmit the empowerment for this practice that enables participants to develop fearlessness to overcome obstacles in their day to day life. Green Tara & Purification Retreat will be help on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Miller Ranch Community Center as well. On Sunday, a Vajravidharan healing ceremony will take place. This special practice, used for centuries, purifies all contaminants in individuals and the universe around them. It cleanses bodily energies and helps dispel negative emotions to bring people health, happiness and success.The $200 cost includes teachings, meditation instruction, lunches and refreshments.For more information or to register, visit http://www.bodhimarga.org or call Ben Gaylord at 970-390-9299.These events are sponsored by Bodhimarga, a nonprofit organization. For information or to make a donation, visit http://www.bodhimarga.org or call 970-744-4872. Bodhimarga has weekly meditation and dharma groups in many locations; check the Web site to find a group near you.

What: Buddhist talk with Venerable Drubpon Samten RinpocheWhere: Edwards Miller Ranch Community CenterWhen: Friday, 7 p.m.Cost: Free.More information: Visit http://www.bodhimarga.org or call Ben Gaylord at 970-390-9299.What: Green Tara & Purification Retreat with Venerable Drubpon Samten Rinpoche.Where: Edwards Miller Ranch Community Center.When: Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Cost: $200, includes teachings, meditation instruction, lunches and refreshments.More information: Visit http://www.bodhimarga.org or call Ben Gaylord at 970-390-9299.


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