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Exploring the essence of Buddhism

Residents of the Sravasti Abbey will break their three-month long silent meditation retreat on Mach 18 with Sharing the Dharma Day.

The abbey, a Buddhist monastery, has set aside the day to explore how the Buddha’s teachings are relevant in today’s society. It will include a guided meditation and Dharma talk, a vegetarian potluck lunch, and facilitated discussion. Guests are invited to stay afterward for tours of the abbey’s property, meditation hall and Buddhist artwork.

The first session begins at 9:45 a.m., lunch is at noon, and the program ends at 3 p.m.

One Sunday a month the abbey opens its doors to people of all faiths and backgrounds who would like to know more about Buddhist teachings and share in a community celebration.

More information on the program is available on the abbey website.

Buddhist meditation group to host dharma talk

On Feb. 5 the Spokane Concentration Meditation Group will host Purification of the Mind, a meditation practice and dharma talk.

The guest speaker will be Brian Gavin, a Spokane resident and teacher-in-training in the jhana practice (an ancient concentration practice).  His talk  will focus on the “nuts and bolts” aspects of a meditation practice aimed at promoting tranquility in our daily lives, according to the event flier.

The event will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the Community Meditation Room in the Saranac Building35 West Main.  No previous meditation experience is needed and there is no cost to attend, though donations will be accepted.

For information visit the group’s Meetup site.