Spokane’s religion wrap-up: young Buddhists, sales, C.S. Lewis and Sikhs

A member of the Sikh Temple of Spokane wraps an Eastern Washington University student's head with a turban/Tracy Simmons
A member of the Sikh Temple of Spokane wraps an Eastern Washington University student’s head with a turban/Tracy Simmons

Sravasti Abbey in Newport invites all you 20-somethings to explore Tibetan Buddhism from June 8-15. The course, Buddhist Community for Young Adults, includes meditation, teachings, Dharma discussions and, “a chance to work outdoors in beautiful gardens, meadows, and woodlands in northeastern Washington,” according to the abbey. You can register here. I’d join you but, sigh, I’m too old.

Anyway, it’s garage sale season and The Paulsen House will have a big one June 15 (8 a.m. – 3 p.m.) and 16 (8 a.m. – 1 p.m.). Furniture, books and household items will be for sale. Rosa Gallica Gift Shop will be open one last time for a final sale. And don’t forget that the Sacred Rubble sale at Unity Church, Spokane  will continue tonight until 7 and tomorrow until 2 p.m. I’ve become a big fan of yard sales. I blame the History Channel.

If you’re a fan of C.S. Lewis, like I am, then you’ll be excited to learn that a dramatic adaption of “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” will be on stage through the weekend at Spartan Theater. Show starts nightly at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.

Congratulations to the Greater Spokane Substance Abuse Council for winning the Agora Award on May 30. The award, given by Greater Spokane Inc., honors locals businesses and non-profits for business excellence. And kudos to Christ Kitchen for being named a finalist for the award.

Finally, in case you missed it, this week we wrote about a group of Eastern Washington University students who learned about turbans and the Sikh faith. Check it out.

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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