JEWISH HIGH HOLIDAY SERVICES: Congregation B’nai Torah, 3437 Libby Road N.E., Olympia. Sept 17, Kol Nidre 6:30 p.m., Sept. 18 Yom Kippur 9:30 a.m. For directions and information contact Sue Cordas at 360-456-7367 or go to bnai-torah-olympia.org
TEACHINGS ON EMPTINESS: with Khenpo Trinley Dorje, Today to Sunday, Bodhi House, 4846 Johnson Point Road, Olympia. Sliding scale $50 to $100; no one turned away for lack of funds. Overnight lodging available Contact: Bodhi House, bodhihouse@ comcast.net, 360-459-1967, www.bodhihouse.org
THE TASTE OF PEACE: How to eat, drink and be authentically merry: 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 18, Olympia Mahayana Buddhist Center, 211 Legion Way S.W., Olympia, $20 includes snacks. Registration appreciated, contact 360-754-7787, www.meditateinolympia.org or firstname.lastname@example.org
PAGAN PRIDE DAY 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sept. 26, at Yauger Park in Olympia. People of all ages and spiritual backgrounds are welcome. The event will include information booths, vendors and activities celebrating autumn equinox . Clothing and nonperishable food will be welcomed and donated to local charities. This event is sponsored by Pagan Pride Olympia; Yauger Park is located at 3100 Capital Mall Drive S.W. For more information, call Kate Tossey at 360-402-6551 or e-mail email@example.com .
HIGH HOLIDAYS SERVICES Chabad Jewish Discovery Center has announced its High Holiday Services schedule. All are welcome, free of charge, regardless of background or affiliation. All prayers will combine the original Hebrew and translated English. A special children’s program will accompany the adult services. Yom Kippur services (Sept. 17-18) will be held at the Phoenix Inn 415 Capitol Way N., Olympia. For more information, call 360-584-4306, e-mail RabbiCheski@JewishOlympia.com , or log on to www.JewishOlympia.com .
QI GONG —Chinese form of breathwork. Fridays at 5:45 p.m. Gentle exercise for all; sitting or standing. Half-hour of Qi Gong followed by TGIF (directed meditation). All Souls Unitarian Universalist Community, 3500 Stoll Road SE, Olympia, Call 491-3171. Join us for service 11 a.m. on Sundays. For more information, call 481-2379.
NEWLOCATION All Souls Unitarian Universalist Community 3500 Stoll Road S.E., Olympia. Call 360-481-2379 or 360-456-5697.
THE OLYMPIA MAHAYANA BUDDHIST CENTER: Located at 211 Legion Way S.W., Olympia, The Olympia Mahayana Buddhist Center offers a variety of classes, day courses and in-depth study programs. Call 360-754-7787 or go to www. meditateinolympia.org.
ST. PLACID PRIORY SPIRITUALITY 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 www.stplacid.org .
OLYMPIA ZEN CENTER: 3248 39th Way N.E., Olympia offers daily meditation in the Soto Zen tradition and monthly one-day retreats. Newcomer orientation Wednesdays at 6 p.m. followed by meditation at 7 p.m., ceremony and dharma talk. Call 360-357-2835 or go to www.olympiazencenter.org .
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 www.nalandaolywa.org .
THE CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL AWAKENING – A SCIENCE OF MIND COMMUNITY:Meditation at 10:30 a.m. and metaphysical service and children’s program at 11 a.m. Sundays, NOVA School, 2020 22nd Ave. S.E., Olympia. Call 360-570-2112 or go to www.csaolympia.com .
SEEK AND YOU SHALL FIND EMMAUS CATHOLIC COMMUNITY: 11 a.m. the first and third Sundays of every month at Lacey Women’s Club House, 829 Lacey St., Lacey; www.emmaus-ecc.org .
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. 360-866-8442.
CAPITOL CHRISTIAN HEALING ROOMS: From 7-9 p.m. Mondays at Family Chiropractic, 204 Pinehurst Drive W., Tumwater. Call 360-943-4880 or 360-438-1430.
THURSTON INSIGHT MEDITATION GROUP: 7-9 p.m. Mondays, The Quaker Meeting Hall, 219 B St., Tumwater. Each week will include basic instruction and a session in mindfulness meditation . Call 360-491-8943.
SOUNDVIEW CHRISTIAN WRITERS: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays in Olympia. Call 360-705-2846 for location and information.
KID’S JEWISH BOOK CLUB: 4-5 p.m. Thursdays, The Chabad Jewish Discovery Center, 1611 Legion Way S.E., Olympia. Children ages 3-6 can explore Jewish values, traditions and mitzvahs (good deeds) through interactive story time, crafts and activities. 360-918-8828 or www.jewisholympia.com .
ENDING YOUR WEEK IN STILLNESS: 6-7:15 p.m. Fridays, Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2200 East End St. N.W., Olympia. This meditation group has two periods of sitting meditation, a period of walking meditation and a brief reading. 360-786-6383. GERMAN MINISTRY: 1 p.m. the fi rst Saturday of each month, St. Benedict Episcopal Church, 910 Bowker St., Lacey. Monthly worship in the German language. Call 360-701-2037 or 360-456-1402.
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