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Temple offers “Introduction to Buddhism” classes

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Beginning this month the Spokane Buddhist Temple will offer a six-week Introduction to Buddhism class, which will be taught be Sensei Paul Vielle, one of the temple’s volunteer ministers.

This course is for those interested in learning the Buddha’s basic teachings and will explore questions including, “Why do we suffer in life,” and “Is it possible to truly be happy?” According to announcement from SBT, “These are heady subjects, to be sure, but Buddhism challenges us to think deeply about ourselves, from a new perspective.”

There is no required text for these classes, although a list of recommended “Buddhism for Beginners” books will be available on the first day of class.

Classes will be held on Sundays following the service at 12:30 p.m. and continue until 1:45 p.m. All are welcome. The class is free, although donations are welcome.

For information contact the Spokane Buddhist Temple at 534-7954.

Meeting dates: Sept 27, Oct 04, 18, 25, Nov 01, and 15.

About Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.

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