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Buddhist retreat in Vail Valley July 25

Vail Daily staff reportnewsroom@vaildaily.comVail, CO Colorado

EDWARDS, Colorado -Sarah Harding, a Buddhist teacher, will lead a weekend retreat on the roots of Tibetan Buddhism, titled “Eight Great Chariots of the Practice Lineages,” on July 25 and 26, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Miller Ranch Community Center on 25 Mill Loft Street in Edwards. The retreat will focus on the nonsectarian approach to essential Buddhist practices that cultivates a healthy respect and knowledge of all the Buddhist traditions while emphasizing one’s own personal path of spiritual practice. Lectures and guided meditations will be interspersed with group discussions. Ven. Tenzin Priyadarshi, director of the local meditation group Bodhimarga and also of the Center for Ethics at MIT in Cambridge, invites everyone to join the group for Chokhor Duchen, an annual Tibetan Buddhist celebration, on July 25 at 5:30 p.m. Priyadarshi will speak briefly on the Four Noble Truths, the Buddha’s first teaching, and will lead the short ceremony that follows. Harding currently works as a teacher, oral interpreter and translator. She has been an instructor in the Religious Studies Department of Naropa University in Boulder since 1992 and in Boulder, Colorado with her two children. She became a student of the late master Kalu Rinpoche in 1972 and completed the first traditional three-year retreat for westerners under his guidance in 1980. She is currently working on textual translation and research as a fellow of the Tsadra Foundation. Published work includes “Creation and Completion,” “Lion’s Gaze,” “Machik’s Complete Explanation,” “The Life and Revelations of Pemalingpa,” and “The Treasury of Knowledge: Esoteric Instructions.” She is also director and co-founder of The Tibetan Language Correspondence Course.For more information and to preregister, please go to http://www.bodhimarga.org. Cost is $150 per person and = $250 per couple and includes lunch & refreshments. Space is limited. If you have any questions, contact Pati Martinez at 970-688-1337 or info@bodhimarga.org.

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