Ascetic Gautama with his five companions, who later comprised the first Sangha. (Painting in Laotian temple)
Temple to host workshop, “Transition Into Buddhism”
April 7, 2015
On April 11 the Spokane Buddhist Temple will hold a workshop, “Transition Into Buddhism,” lead by the Rev. Gerald Nakamoto, of San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin.
He will be discussing: Discovering Buddhism, Breaking Out of Guilt, Everyday Understanding of Buddhism.
“This is especially a good workshop for those that are new to Buddhism or curious about Buddhism,” the temple stated in an announcement.
The workshop will be from 3-6 p.m. at the Temple, 927 S. Perry Street. Suggested donation is $20-$60.
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