Venerable Thubten Chodron, abbess and founder of Sravasti Abbey, will give a talk on “Selflessness” at Sharing the Dharma Day, Aug. 5, at the abbey in Newport.

The program begins at 9:45 a.m. and newcomers are welcome, according to a press release. Guests are invited to bring a vegetarian dish without onions or garlic to share in the potluck lunch.

Offered once a month, Sharing the Dharma is an opportunity for people of all faiths and backgrounds to learn something of the Buddha's teachings. The program includes guided meditation, a talk on the topic of the day, vegetarian potluck lunch and a facilitated discussion.

For more information and directions call 509-447-5549 or email

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