Spiritual events for week of June 6


Love, Desire and Relationships — Buddhist Meditation series: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays in June, The Olympia Mahayana Buddhist Center, 211 Legion Way S.W., Olympia. $10 suggested donation. For information, call 360-754-7787.


St. Placid Priory Sprituality Center: 500 College St. N.E., Lacey, offers individual and group retreats, spiritual direction, programs and weekend workshops. Call 360-438-2595 or go to

The Nalanda Institute (Center for Buddhist Studies and Meditation): Classes meet at Lien Hoa Vietnamese Temple, 1211 Wilson St. N.E., Olympia. Classical Buddhist meditation practices, group discussions and monthly teachings, 7 p.m. Thursdays; Tibetan transformative meditations, 10 a.m. Saturdays. Call 360-786-1309 or

All-denominational devotional gathering: 10 to 11 a.m. Sundays, DeColores Bookstore, 507 Washington St., Olympia. These gatherings are initiated by the Baha’i faith and are open to all faiths and belief systems. Call 360-704-1823.

The Center for Spiritual Awakening – A Science of Mind Community: Meditation at 10:30 a.m. and metaphysical service at 11 a.m. Sundays, NOVA School, 2020 22nd Ave. S.E., Olympia. Call 360-570-2112 or go to

Seek and You Shall Find ... Emmaus Catholic Community: 11 a.m. the first and third Sundays of every month and Easter Sunday at Lacey Women’s Club House, 829 Lacey St., Lacey. All are welcome to experience Catholic worship in an inclusive way based on the beatitudes of Christ.

Weekly meditation and Puja: 11 a.m. Sundays, The Dharmata Foundation, 2613 Aztec Drive N.W., Olympia. Followed by weekly recorded Dharma talks by Anam Thubten. Call 360-866-8442.

Spirit service: 6 p.m. Sundays, The United Churches, 110 11th Ave. S.E., Olympia. This service was developed to help people focus on spiritual formation. The types of service will vary from week to week, but will follow a monthly schedule: labyrinth walk, first Sundays; celebrate music, second Sundays; taize, third Sundays; prayer, fourth Sundays; and healing service, fifth Sundays. Services include communion and prayer candles. Call 360-943-1210.

CELEBRATE Worship service: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays, Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 4300 Carpenter Road S.E., Lacey. An evening celebration of praise and prayer. Call 360-456-2755.

Capitol Christian Healing Rooms: From 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at Family Chiropractic, 204 Pinehurst Drive W., Tumwater; and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Restoration Foursquare, 6700 Martin Way, Lacey. Call 360-352-3167 or 360-556-6678.

Mindfulness Meditation Group: 7 to 9 p.m, Mondays, The Quaker Meeting Hall, 219 B St. Tumwater. Each week will include basic instruction and a session in mindfulness meditation from the Buddhist tradition. Donations are welcome. Call 360-491-8943.

Testimony meeting: 7 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday. Singing, prayer, inspirational readings and testimonies of healing. Everyone is welcome. Christian Science Church, 1475 Evergreen Park Drive, Olympia. Call 360-352-1572.

Centering prayer and Ecumenical Communion: Centering prayer from 5 to 5:20 p.m., ecumenical communion at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Capitol Way at 19th Avenue, Olympia. Call 360-352-8527.

Kid’s Jewish Book Club: 4 to 5 p.m. Thursdays, The Chabad Jewish Discovery Center, 1611 Legion Way S.E., Olympia. Children ages 3-6 can explored Jewish values, traditions and Mitzvahs (good deeds) through interactive story time, crafts and activities. 360-918-8828 or

German Ministry: 1 p.m. the first Saturday of each month, St. Benedict Espiscopal Church, 910 Bowker St., Lacey. Monthly worship in the German language. Sie sing herzlich willkommen. Call 360-438-7087 or 360-456-1402.

Spiritual Events is a weekly column of events important to South Sound faith communities. Send submissions to or Spiritual Events, The Olympian, P.O. Box 1219, Olympia, WA 98507. Items should arrive a week before publication.