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Buddhist retreat in Edwards takes place Saturday, Sunday

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Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi leads a weekend retreat in Edwards Saturday and Sunday.
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Bodhimarga and the Edwards Buddhist Sangha presents “Retreat on the Kadampa Masters (part 1),” with venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi.

This weekend retreat is on Saturday and Sunday, starting at 10 a.m. both days at the Riverwalk Hall (above Bonjour Bakery) in Edwards. Registration is from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Please RSVP online at http://www.bodhimarga.org. The suggested donation is $150. All are welcome, but space is limited. Chairs are available or bring your own cushion if you want to sit on the floor. For more information, call Ben at 970-390-9299 or John at 724-448-4110.

The Kadampa Masters were great scholars and practitioners, devoted to lives of mental cultivation. Their teachings were simple and direct, with a wide appeal that was later incorporated into the core teachings of all four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. They are still highly valued today for their clear understanding of how to create genuine happiness and the practical application of the bodhisattva’s altruistic ideals to everyday life. This retreat will consist of teachings, meditation, breaks and refreshments, questions and answers, and prayer.

Priyadarshi is president of the Prajnopaya Institute and Foundation, a worldwide humanitarian organization. He was ordained by the Dalai Lama, his spiritual mentor, and has trained under many great Buddhist teachers. He is the spiritual director of Bodhimarga, a Buddhist study and meditation group.

Donations support the work of the Prajnopaya Institute and Foundation, a nonprofit. Visit http://www.prajnopaya.org.

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