-It is better to conquer yourself than win a thousand battles."

"The Buddha.

The Vallecitos Mountain Refuge in New Mexico's Carson Forest will hold three eight-day meditation retreats from August through September for environmental and social activists. Not for networking or strategizing, these retreats provide silence, meditation training and spiritual renewal for a limited number of activists. For more information contact Grove Burnett at the Vallecitos Mountain Refuge, P.O. Box 1507, Taos, N.M. (505/751-0351).

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