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Vail Vitality Center offers meditation retreat with local instructor Karen Anderson

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What: Meditation Retreat with Karen Anderson.

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29.

Where: Vail Vitality Center, 352 E. Meadow Drive, Unit 3, Vail.

Cost: $60; participants should bring a lunch or snack, and the group will take a mindful half-hour break at noon.

More information: Call 970-476-7960; the practice is open to members and Vail Vitality Center guests.

VAIL — Consider the scattered state of mind common to many people. Now consider a mud puddle that has been mixed and stirred. Letting the puddle calm and allowing the mud to settle reveals crystal-clear water, just like a day of directed, quiet practice allows the mind to settle, revealing what is most important.

This clarity allows the practitioner to orient life toward what is most valued instead of getting lost in the minutia of daily life. With this goal in mind, the Vail Vitality Center is offering a meditation retreat with local teacher Karen Anderson on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“The calm and clear mind is in touch with reality, with the truth of our existence,” Anderson said. “Having cultivated this mind-state, we will use it to explore our deepest sense of purpose and envision manifesting it in the world.”

Participants can expect day of silence and connecting to true purpose. Anderson will lead using the meditations of the Buddha to center and calm the mind.

The workshop wraps up with a meditative exploration into personal dharma, an individual’s most meaningful way of being in the world.