Meditation Support Group Meets at the Tri-Cities Cancer Center 2/15

We’ll continue our monthly mindfulness meditation support group meeting at the Tri-Cities Cancer Center, 7350 West Deschutes Avenue, Kennewick. The meeting will be on Thursday, 2/15/2024. The sessions, which are held on the third Thursday of each month, are meant for cancer patients, cancer survivors, and their caregivers. If you have a serious illness other than cancer, or are a caregiver for someone who is… Continue reading Meditation Support Group Meets at the Tri-Cities Cancer Center 2/15

Webinar on Artificial Intelligence and Buddhist Wisdom ~ January 26, 2024

The Buddhist Insight Network, with support from Spirit Rock Meditation Center, will present a free online webinar with Randima (Randy) Fernando entitled “Navigating Artificial Intelligence with Buddhist Wisdom”, from 10:00-11:30 am PST on January 26, 2024. Randy was born in Sri Lanka, is a lifelong Buddhist student and practitioner and is on the Board of… Continue reading Webinar on Artificial Intelligence and Buddhist Wisdom ~ January 26, 2024

Interfaith Peace Vigil Saturday, 1/6

There will be an Interfaith Peace Vigil on Saturday at 7:00 pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1609 W. Tenth Avenue, in Kennewick.  They have representatives participating from the following faith traditions: Baha’i, Christian, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam. You’re welcome to attend.  The event will also be livestreamed on St. Paul’s website: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Sangha News 11/14/23

Thursday evening Info: The current series of Thursday night talks are exploring topics related to meditation in more detail, with the current focus on meditations to help us to open to kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. The talks will be self-contained, and we’ll provide resources for the meditation approaches covered in the talks. Thursday evening, 11/16,… Continue reading Sangha News 11/14/23

Updated Resources for Meditation and Support

The Dalai Lama discusses the quality and practice of compassion, and it’s relationship to kindness in the following article: Living the Compassionate Life Sharon Salzberg discusses several different aspects of compassion, and why compassion is so important in our practice in the following article: The Nature of Compassion

Sangha News 5/15/23

**Due to scheduling conflicts, the Saturday in-person meeting on 5/20 will be held upstairs in the sanctuary at All Saints Episcopal Church.** This Thursday (5/18), we’ll switch to an earlier meeting time of 7:00 pm PDT and we’ll end by 8:30.  The format will be the same, so meditation for half an hour, a 5-minute… Continue reading Sangha News 5/15/23

National Day of Racial Healing 1/17/23

Washington State University and its local branch campus are participating in the National Day of Racial Healing on January 17, 2023. There will be a strong emphasis in the day’s events on healing and contemplation, including guided meditations on pausing, self-compassion, mindfulness, and racial healing and transformation. Two of the events will be guided by members of… Continue reading National Day of Racial Healing 1/17/23

Events tonight (3/18) and tomorrow (3/19) with Keri Pederson

Tonight, Keri will be leading a meditation and offering a talk on “Growing a Heart that is Confident, Steadfast, and Firm.” The focus will be on how our practice naturally leads to greater strength, resilience, and stability of heart, mind, and body.  Keri is a meditation teacher with Seattle Insight Meditation Society. The Friday evening… Continue reading Events tonight (3/18) and tomorrow (3/19) with Keri Pederson