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Celebrate “Sharing the Dharma Day” at Sravasti Abbey, April 8

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By Hannah McCollum

For those curious about Buddhism, Sharing the Dharma Day is the perfect opportunity to visit Sravasti Abbey, experience fellowship and explore the Buddha’s teachings. The next Sharing the Dharma Day will be held this Sunday, April 8 from 9:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

At a typical Sharing the Dharma Day, Venerable Thubten Chodron, founder and abbess of the Abbey, will speak on a topic from her book “An Open-Hearted Life,” co-authored with psychologist Russell Kolts. There will be a Dharma discussion and potluck, for which visitors are asked to contribute a vegetarian dish.

This meeting will be special because there will be a celebration to end the Abbey’s winter retreat. Lama Chopa Puja is a traditional ceremony in Tibetan Buddhism to celebrate and make offerings.

To learn more, visit Sravasti Abbey’s website or call their office at (509) 447-5549. The Abbey is located at 692 Country Lane in Newport, Washington.

Hannah McCollum

About Hannah McCollum

Hannah McCollum hails from Everett, but has recently made Spokane her home. She graduated from Whitworth University in 2017 with a degree in English and Spanish, and now works for the city of Spokane as a clerk. Hannah comes from an evangelical Christian background and enjoys church-hopping across denominations when she gets the chance. Her favorite book is “The Order of Odd Fish” by James Kennedy. She blogs infrequently at hannahshouldbeblogging.blogspot.com. Hannah’s life goals are to blog more often, eat more dark chocolate and one day get a dog.

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