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UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 18, 2019, 8:29 p.m.

Spokane Buddhist Temple holds Obon Festival to celebrate ancestry, Japanese culture and traditions

At the Spokane Buddhist Temple, people celebrated the annual Obon Festival, a Buddhist celebration that recognizes the importance of one’s ancestors, on Sunday. It featured a memorial service, as well …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 3:38 p.m.

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 …


Then and Now: Spokane Buddhist Temple

Spokane Buddhist Temple started 1945 with a rented apartment and a group of six dedicated Buddhists.


Venerable Geshe Thupten Phelgye has big plans for Institute of Universal Compassion

Buddhist Institute of Universal Compassion on Spokane’s north side offers yoga, Buddhist teaching and meditation.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 10:22 p.m.

New Buddhist meditation center in Redmond offers tranquility

The International Insight Meditation Center of Oregon is a quiet, peaceful retreat center located on 12.5 acres off state Highway 126. The center is open for daytime use and hosted …


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 …


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, …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …