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Spokane: Beginning Buddhism

June 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT

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Beginning Buddhism

In person with Abbey monastics

June 5-July 24

Wednesdays, 6 – 7:30 pm

at Souls Center

707 N Cedar St, Suite #2, Spokane, WA 99201

Sravasti Abbey is pleased to return to Spokane for weekly teachings. A rotating pair of Abbey monastics will teach from Ven. Thubten Chodron’s Open Heart, Clear Mind, giving a solid foundation in understanding the Buddhist world view.

Join Venerables Thubten Semkye and Thubten Lamsel for this 8-week introduction. It begins with a focus on working effectively with emotions. Classes will include time for discussion and Q&A, along with guided meditations from time to time. No prior experience required; just bring your open and curious mind!

No registration necessary.

The bookBook cover

Open Heart, Clear Mind: An Introduction to Buddha’s Teaching by Abbey founder Venerable Thubten Chodron is a practical introduction to the application of Buddhist psychology to modern life in order to better understand ourselves and improve the quality of our lives.

The teachers

Venerable Thubten Semkye has studied with Abbey founder Venerable Thubten Chodron since 1996 and ordained at Sravasti Abbey in 2007. She received full ordination in Taiwan in 2009. She was on the team of Buddhist meditation teachers at Spokane’s Unitarian Universalist Church for over 12 years before Covid ended the classes in 2020, and frequently shares teh Dharma at the Abbey and other locations. Read her full bio.

A native of Australia, Venerable Thubten Lamsel began studying the Dharma in 2011 at The Dhargyey Buddhist Centre in Dunedin, New Zealand. When she began exploring the possibility of ordination, a friend referred her to  Venerable Thubten Chodron. Ven. Lamsel took novice ordination at Sravasti Abbey in 2018 and recently received full ordination at Fo En Si Temple in Taiwan. She regularly leads meditations at the Abbey. Read her full bio.

All Abbey programs are offered freely, and your offerings are welcomed.


June 5
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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