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Buddhist Monastics in the Inland Northwest: Talk and Meditation Class

10:30am-12pm Public talk Ven. Thubten Chodron, teacher, author, and founder & abbess of Sravasti Abbey  12pm-1:30pm Lunch  1:30 pm-3 pm Guided meditation workshop by Ven. Thubten Chonyi of Sravasti Abbey While Spokane has a long tradition of Catholic monastics in service to the community, Buddhist monasticism is fairly new to …

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Approaching the Buddhist Path: A book reading with Ven. Thubten Chodron

“Approaching the Buddhist Path” is the first book in “The Library of Wisdom and Compassion,” a multi-volume collection of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s definitive teachings on the Buddhist path compiled and coauthored by one of his chief Western disciples, American nun Thubten Chodron. Join Thubten Chodron as she reads …

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Sharing the Dharma Day

One Sunday a month, Sravasti Abbey opens our doors for Sharing the Dharma Day, an opportunity for newcomers and old friends to explore the Buddha’s teachings and share in community fellowship. Sharing the Dharma Day topics are drawn from the book, An Open-hearted Life: Transformative Methods for Compassionate Living, by Abbey founder …

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Kathina Offering Ceremony

Join us for an especially festive sharing of the Dharma with our fourth annual kathina ceremony. The kathina (pronounced ka-tee-na) is widely celebrated in the Buddhist countries of Southeast Asia. Dating to the Buddha’s time, it’s traditionally an occasion for making offerings to replenish sangha supplies after the long retreat. The …

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Sharing the Dharma Day & Celebration to End Winter Retreat

Join us for the first Sharing the Dharma Day of 2018, which includes festivities to mark the end of the annual winter retreat. The afternoon schedule includes a Lama Chopa Puja — a traditional Tibetan Buddhist ceremony to celebrate and make offerings — and recognition and gifts of supporters for the …

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