Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Sravasti Abbey Buddhist Action to Feed the Hungry

Saturday, October 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

By donation

Join the Sravasti Abbey extended community worldwide to help feed the hungry. Our kind actions will support Buddhist Global Relief’s work to relieve the suffering of hunger and poverty around the world.

Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, the founder and chair of BGR, joins Abbey founder Ven. Thubten Chodron and Dharma teacher Ven. Sangye Khadro to offer Dharma wisdom, meditations, and inspiration. You’ll learn more about BGR’s far-reaching success, and can join Abbey nuns in their food offering chants and recitations.

By Kindness We Are Fed is the theme of Sravasti Abbey’s action to support Buddhist Global Relief. As we reflect on the sources of our own sustenance we see that our lives are completely dependent on the efforts of so many beings. With gratitude, we can repay that kindness by feeding others—especially those most in need.


Saturday, October 17, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
By donation

The National Christmas Tree turns 100 this year. Here are five faith facts to know.

National christmas tree

A church choir sang, Marine band members played and the president of the United States pressed a button to light the first National Christmas Tree under the gaze of thousands of onlookers. For 100 years, the tree has represented a symbol of civil religion as Americans mark the Christmas season. Yesterday (Nov. 30), President Joe Biden did the honors just as President Calvin Coolidge did at that first lighting, and contemporary gospel singer Yolanda Adams sang for the crowds gathered on the Ellipse in the shadow of the White House.

Read More »

NOVEMBER GIVING CAMPAIGN- Meet Susie. Spiritual Coach. Cancer Survivor. Writer.

Weller first got involved with SpokaneFāVS in October 2021 at a book discussion hosted by FāVS. The meeting was on the book “An Everyday Cult,” which resonated with Weller and she felt grateful that FāVS would promote a thoughtful discussion. Later, FāVS posted an article Weller wrote about the signs of a healthy and unhealthy spirituality, and became a columnist in the Spring of 2022.

Read More »

Confessions of a Denominational Snob

nondenominational church

Confessions of a Denominational Snob Commentary by Walter Hesford I am a denominational snob. Blame it on my wayward New England youth. With my family I faithfully attended a Lutheran church. With friends I worshipped at Roman Catholic, Congregational and American Baptist churches, as well as a Conservative Jewish synagogue. …

Read More »

NOVEMBER GIVING CAMPAIGN – Meet Jimmy. Recovered. Family man. Christian.

Jimmy Young will not hesitate to share that he has not had an easy life. He’s loved his family deeply, and, yet, treated them the opposite of what he felt for them. “A big part of [my writing] is getting that out there and trying to be transparent and giving some lessons that I’ve seen,” Young said. “I’ve seen some pretty dark places through my drug addiction. I’ve caused a lot of pain, wreckage and turmoil in other people's lives — in mine as well, obviously.”

Read More »

Finding Peace after Tragedy

The killing of four students in off-campus housing in Moscow has been an unthinkable and heartbreaking tragedy. My heart goes out to the family and friends affected directly by this horrific crime. While the story continues to unfold in the news media, I have sought my Heavenly Father in prayer. I have pled for him to provide consolation to those deeply wounded and forever changed by this senseless act, especially the families of the victims

Read More »