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Quest for nirvana

Buddhist retreat near Pagosa offers place to be apart
Anna Raithel pours drinks at Tara Mandala Retreat Center, a retreat for meditation and study for lay practitioners of all faiths as well as for Buddhist monks and nuns.
From left, Bridget Bailey, Lama Gyurme Raboyes, Lama Tsultrim Allione, Ani Pema and Debra Travis take part in the smoke offering ceremony Oct. 21 at Tara Mandala, south of Pagosa Springs.
Four-year-old Trinley Gyaltsen runs up to Tara Temple at Tara Mandala on Oct. 20. Gyaltsen is the son of Lama Gyurme Raboyes and Tsewang Yudron.
Volunteer Bridget Bailey participates in the smoke offering ceremony Oct. 21 at Tara Mandala, south of Pagosa Springs.

Quest for nirvana

Anna Raithel pours drinks at Tara Mandala Retreat Center, a retreat for meditation and study for lay practitioners of all faiths as well as for Buddhist monks and nuns.
From left, Bridget Bailey, Lama Gyurme Raboyes, Lama Tsultrim Allione, Ani Pema and Debra Travis take part in the smoke offering ceremony Oct. 21 at Tara Mandala, south of Pagosa Springs.
Four-year-old Trinley Gyaltsen runs up to Tara Temple at Tara Mandala on Oct. 20. Gyaltsen is the son of Lama Gyurme Raboyes and Tsewang Yudron.
Volunteer Bridget Bailey participates in the smoke offering ceremony Oct. 21 at Tara Mandala, south of Pagosa Springs.
If you go

Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Peter Rowan will perform today at a silent auction and concert benefitting Tara Mandala. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the Durango Arts Center.
At the Tara Mandela Temple, a practice is held at 5 p.m. daily. A ritual meditation and feast takes place Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. From 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays until the snow flies, there is a guided meditation, dharma (teachings of Buddha) talk and children's talk.
To learn more, visit Lama Tsultrim Allione's channel on YouTube or go to www.taramandala.org.
To make an appointment to visit, call 731-3711.

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