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Natural Awakenings Tucson

Find Peace at Mahayana

Gen Kelsang Lingpur

Need some peace of mind and methods to solve daily problems? Normally, we seek happiness outside ourselves, but no matter how successful we are in improving our external situation, we still experience problems and dissatisfaction. We can find real peace through training our mind with sincere spiritual practice. Then, no matter how difficult our external circumstances may be, we will always be happy and peaceful.

Tara Mahayana Buddhist Center is a hidden jewel in the Tucson community. Tucked into a former church in the Miles neighborhood, just southwest of Broadway and Campbell, the center offers a place of spiritual refuge, with chanted prayers, retreats, classes on meditation and Buddhist philosophy, children’s classes and the popular Sunday morning free Advice for Life series ,with Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Lingpur.

If you are new to Buddhism and meditation, pop in for the monthly Wednesday night Open House for Beginners for a casual introduction and tour of the Center. Also, reserve a spot for October’s special lecture: A Buddhist Perspective on Death and Dying, from 4 to 7:30 p.m., October 12, with a light supper included.

Location: 1701 E. Miles St., with branches in Northwest and Northeast Tucson and Green Valley. For more information call 520-441-1617 or visit