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The Dalai Lama to release 1st album in July

NEW YORK – Stressed out while working at a bank in New Zealand, Junelle Kunin began searching for music paired with teachings from the Dalai Lama to calm herself down and allow herself to focus.

Faith and Values: A Buddhist response to the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus is a powerful teacher about life, death, change, compassion and resilience. In general, I think Buddhists recognize how the present times call us to strengthen our spiritual practice and deepen our refuge in Buddha and his teachings.

Faith and Values: When friends disagree – A Buddhist perspective

Editor’s note: SpokaneFaVS.com has a feature called “Ask A Buddhist.” Recently someone wrote about a friendship gone sour, and asked for advice on how to handle disagreements with friends. This is the response. Sounds like this was a meaningful friendship. I’m sad to hear you lost it, although I believe true friends can disagree and still support one another overall. It’s worth examining the nature of that particular friendship.

Religion Notebook: Greek festival begins today

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1703 N. Washington St., will present its 77th annual Greek Dinner Festival today through Saturday. Pastries will be available at 11 a.m. each day, dinner will be served from 4:30 to 8 p.m. for dine in or carry out. Souvlaki will be served at the grill nightly from 4:30 p.m. today and Friday and from noon on Saturday. The lunch menu will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and Friday.

Religion Notebook: Palm Sunday events kick off Holy Week

Holy Week will soon be upon us, with Palm Sunday events kicking things off next week. • The Spokane Dream Center will present “Behold Jesus!,” its 15th annual Easter drama, at the INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday.

Religion Notebook: Beth Shalom offering annual Kosher Dinner

Temple Beth Shalom, 1322 E. 30th Ave., will present its 71st annual Kosher Dinner from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The first Kosher Dinner the temple offered 71 years ago served 200 community members. That number has grown to about 2,000 guests at the temple each year.

Annual conference shares Buddhist traditions, beliefs

There’s a lot more to Buddhism than monks in flowing orange robes who eschew society in the pursuit of the meaning of life. Nearly 300 adherents gathered at the 65th Annual Northwest Buddhist Convention this weekend in Spokane to share the Dharma – the teachings of Buddha.

Buddhism convention to welcome public

The Spokane Buddhist Temple is hosting the 65th Northwest Buddhist Convention this weekend at the Davenport Hotel. More than 300 Buddhists from the Northwest and Canada are expected to attend.

Buddhist meditation group to meet

A Buddhist meditation group will meet on the first Sunday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Community Meditation Room, 35 W. Main Ave. The concentration meditation practice, part of the Theraveda tradition, may appeal to a broad spectrum of Buddhist meditation practitioners and followers of other spiritual traditions.

Religion Notebook: Author to speak at Nazarene

Spokane’s First Church of the Nazarene, 9004 N. Country Homes Blvd., will present Christian speaker Susie Shellenberger Sunday at 9 and 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Shellenberger is an ordained minister and author of more than 50 books. She created and edited Focus on the Family’s Brio Magazine for teenage girls and has appeared on Fox News.

Dalai Lama warns followers of threat to Tibetan culture

DHARAMSALA, India – Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, told his followers Tuesday that the Tibetan culture, religion and identity face “extinction” and that residents of Tibet were living in “hell on earth.” The Nobel Peace Prize-winning pacifist made the unusually pointed comments in a speech on the 50th anniversary of a failed Tibetan uprising. He spoke to thousands of Buddhist monks and nuns, young mothers with babies on their backs and Tibetan schoolchildren who gathered in this Himalayan town, which is home to the Tibetan government-in-exile.

Dalai Lama visits Seattle

In his appeal for nonviolence despite the recent crackdown against his people in Tibet, the Dalai Lama remains one of the world's leading voices for peace. Since winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, the Dalai Lama has become more than just the exiled spiritual and political leader of Tibetan Buddhists. Regardless of religious affiliation or spiritual background, many in this country and throughout the world also view him as the embodiment of kindness and love.