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Upcoming Buddhism events in Edwards

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EDWARDS The Edwards Bodhimarga dharma group is presenting two public events with Venerable Tenzin Priyardarshi on May 16 and 17.

Buddhism and the Shaping of India, China & Tibet is a free public talk on May 16 at 7 p.m. in the Edwards Ambulance Building Classroom. Priyadarshi will trace the historical advent of Buddhism in India and its spread into China and Tibet. He will discuss the subsequent religious and cultural influences in those areas and how Buddhisms spread affected the current affairs of Asia and the world at large.

On Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m., Priyardarshi will conduct a short retreat entitled, Living in Awe: Buddhist Methods of Stillness and Wonderment. The retreat will be held in a private residence in Lake Creek and the $35 cost includes teachings, meditation and refreshments. The teaching will cover how one can tap back into their childhood amazement and curiosity without giving up their worldly experience. Buddhist methods of stillness allow us to recognize the difference between what we think and who we are, and thus recognize which habits of the mind block our creative energy. This awareness through stillness is the pick that can break the ice surrounding our wonderment, Priyadarshi said. Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi is the founding director and president of the Prajnopaya Foundation (www.prajnopaya.org). He trained in India and Nepal in Indo-Tibetan and Japanese Buddhism and was ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. His undergraduate work was in philosophy and physics and he completed his graduate studies in comparative religion at Harvard University in 2003. Since 2002, he has served as a visiting scholar and Buddhist chaplain at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).For information and directions please call Ben Gaylord at 970-390-9299 or visit the bodhimarga Web site at http://www.bodhimarga.org.


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