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Virtual Event: Race and Buddhist Practice in America

Please join us this Sunday, Aug 2 for a workshop presented by Alicia Tolbert:

Event: Race and Buddhist Practice in America: A Q&A with Alicia Tolbert
Date: Sunday, Aug 2, 2020
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am PDT/AZ (what time is that for me?)
Place: Online via Zoom (register to receive the login information)
Cost: Free

We are in the midst of challenging times. Rapid political change, waves of new information, calls for things we’ve never even heard of before a few weeks ago.

In all progressive movements, real change begins with dialogue and mutual understanding. The pendulum right now has swung to hearing long-suppressed Black voices. It is timely and necessary. But real engagement must be an interchange of all people.

Please join Alicia Tolbert at an “Ask Me Anything” Q&A, a criticism-free open dialogue. Alicia has been teaching the Buddhist path for ten years and has been Black even longer. She will speak on how these two experiences dovetail and will answer any questions about how we can move forward together.

Retreat Center Re-opening Delayed:

We had been hopeful that the Retreat Center at Cochise Stronghold could reopen on a limited basis this summer, but the situation in Arizona and elsewhere has sadly deteriorated. We are now looking at a tentative reopening schedule for the fall. If you are interested in doing a solo retreat with us, please contact in order to be put on our waitlist.

Dharma Treasure meditation retreats

About the Retreat Center

Dharma Treasure Retreat Center at Cochise Stronghold hosts meditation retreats for both individuals and small groups.  Located in the Dragoon Mountains of southeast Arizona, this wilderness retreat has long been considered sacred — first by the Chiricahua Apaches and later by hundreds of meditators grateful to practice in this quiet canyon.

Today, the retreat center welcomes spiritual sojourners from all traditions, while providing support aimed at spiritual awakening, rooted in the teachings of the Buddha.

Cochise Stronghold is a magnificent natural wonder. Granite peaks rise to the east, south and west, spotted with chromatic, lichen-covered boulders, precariously balanced rocks, and charismatic formations that take on a life of their own. An evergreen juniper and oak forest grows in the valley, providing shelter for abundant wildlife including javelina, deer, and hundreds of species of birds. A seasonal stream flows from mountain top pools down through the canyon. Sharing a border with the Coronado National Forest, the retreat center is surrounded by hiking and horse trails that snake up into the mountains for miles.

The retreat center is located 90 minutes from the Tucson Airport, 45 minutes from Benson and Willcox, and 20 minutes from the small village of Sunsites. While remote, we are part of a close-knit rural community

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