BRIEF: Meditation marathon to be held next month in Spokane

A meditation marathon will begin at 8 a..m., Sept. 21 at the Spokane Buddhist Temple, and continue through 10:30 a.m., Sept. 22.

The marathon falls on the Fall Equinox, which is also the International Day of Peace.

“Be a part of the positive, healing energy generated for peace in the world,” the temple said in a news release.

The event is open to people of all traditions. The temple urges attendees to:

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