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Meditation classes on Anna Maria Island introduce participants to Buddhism

The Kadampa Meditation Center in Sarasota offers meditation classes on Anna Maria Island periodically during season. The classes are guided by Buddhist practitioner Gen Kelsang Demo on Wednesdays at The Center of Anna Maria Island.

Religion

Can you be an optimistic skeptic?

There are many ways to be a skeptic. There are knee jerk skeptics who refuse to believe anything regardless of the evidence. There are cherry pickers who only believe that which supports their previously held views. And then there are rational skeptics, people who consider all the evidence pro and con.

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Religion Almanac: March 18

Religion Almanac, a roundup of local religious events open to the public, is published weekly in Faith & Values. Deadline for news releases is noon Monday for the Saturday edition. Email announcements to calendar@ bradenton.com.

Religion

Religion Almanac: March 11

Religion Almanac, a roundup of local religious events open to the public, is published weekly in Faith & Values. Deadline for news releases is noon Monday for the Saturday edition. Email announcements to calendar@ bradenton.com.

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Pittsburgh effort creates hijabs for dolls

PITTSBURGH - Gisele Fetterman, who started the Braddock Free Store and co-founded the excess food collection service 412 Food Rescue, goes to great lengths to instill values of egalitarianism in her three young children.

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Religion Almanac: March 4

Religion Almanac, a roundup of local religious events open to the public, is published weekly in Faith & Values. Deadline for news releases is noon Monday for the Saturday edition. Email announcements to calendar@ bradenton.com.

Religion

Getting God’s guidance

Are you struggling with a situation in your life that requires you to make a hard decision, and you don’t know what to do? Maybe you’ve tried asking for God’s help but still don’t have a clear answer and you fear making a wrong decision. It’s as if you’ve come to a fork in the road of life, and don’t know which road to take, so you’re parked at the fork, and just can’t move forward in either direction. Maybe you’ve been parked at that fork for years.

Local

Church’s ‘drive thru’ Ash Wednesday still a hit

Harvest United Methodist Church’s third annual “Drive Thru Ashes” began at 7 a.m. Many who came said their morning schedule didn’t allow time for a service at their church but allowed time for a several minute prayer and a cross in ash from the Rev. Michael Pestel and a hot cup of coffee. Harvest United Methodist Church is in Lakewood Ranch

Local

His handcrafted harpsichords will star together in ‘rare’ concert

Bradenton’s Rob Brooke has been building harpsichords, the passion of his retirement years, in his garage workshop since 2010. He has built nearly 30 such instruments, all modeled after those built by 17th-century Italian harpsichord builder Giacomo Ridolfi. But, on Sunday, for the first time, Brooke will get to hear four harpsichords he made in a concert together.

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Religion Almanac: Feb. 25

Religion Almanac, a roundup of local religious events open to the public, is published weekly in Faith & Values. Deadline for news releases is noon Monday for the Saturday edition. Email announcements to calendar@ bradenton.com.

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'Drive Thru Ashes' still popular at Lakewood Ranch church

Harvest United Methodist's Ash Wednesday event serves up free coffee, prayers, imposition of ashes and an invitation to try out the church, all in under five minutes. Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent.
Richard Dymond rdymond@bradenton.com
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