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Upcoming Buddhist talk and retreat in Edwards

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Special to the DailyVenerable Tenzin Priyadarshi will speak at an event Friday.

EDWARDS, Colorado – A free public talk by Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi will take place Friday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Edwards Ambi Building Community Classroom, 1055 Edwards Village Blvd. (behind the Edwards Post Office). A question and answer session will follow the talk. The event is free though donations are always appreciated.

The weekend continues with a Buddhist retreat Saturday and Sunday starting at 10:30 a.m. both days, at the Miller Ranch Community Center in Edwards.

This retreat is an exploration of the writings of Tibetan Master, Tsong-Kha-pa, which is at the heart of the Buddhist Mahayana tradition. During the retreat Venerable Tenzin will discuss the causes of compassion and how to generate and practice sustained compassion, which leads to personal happiness and well being. In these challenging times surrounded by insecurity and fear, we will learn practices that we can use in our everyday lives to make a difference in our relationships with ourselves, our families and friends and all sentient beings.

This retreat is part of the Foundation of Buddhism series and is open to all. A donation of $150/single or $250/couple is suggested and includes lunch both days. Feel free to bring a small dish to share.

Priyadarshi is the Founder and Director of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a non-partisan collaborative think tank focused on interdisciplinary research and programs related to the development of human and global ethics. He also serves as the Buddhist chaplain to the institute. Locally, Ven. Tenzin is the Director of Bodhimarga, a Buddhist study and meditation group.

Please RSVP for either event to Ben Gaylord at 970-390-9299 or Jeannine Hallenbach at 970-376-2445. You can also sign up on line at http://www.bodhimarga.org.