FAITH CAL­EN­DAR

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Sun­day, Dec. 2

Zen med­i­ta­tion: 7:30 to 9 a.m. Sun­days at 7th Street Zendo,

917 N. 7th St., Boise. Two pe­ri­ods of seated med­i­ta­tion sep­a­rated by 10 min­utes of walk­ing med­i­ta­tion. The Float­ing Clouds Sangha prac­tices Zen in the lin­eage of Shun­ryu Suzuki

Roshi, founder of the San Fran­cisco Zen Cen­ter. All are wel­come to sit one or both ses­sions. 7thstreet­zendo.org. Ad­vent ser­vices: 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Sun­days at Red Rock Chris­tian Church, 1124 S. Roo­sevelt St., Boise. 208-342-2380. First Light ser­vice: 8:45 a.m. Sun­days at First Pres­by­te­rian Church, 950 W. State St., Boise. A time of in­for­mal praise and prayer with con­ver­sa­tion on scrip­ture. 208-345-3441.

Zen med­i­ta­tion book study: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Sun­days at the Boise In­sti­tute of Bud­dhist Stud­ies, 660 N. 9th St. Be­gin­ner’s Mind Sangha’sbook-and­dis­cus­sion group is an op­por­tu­nity to learn about Bud­dhism, share chal­lenges and re­ceive en­cour­age­ment in an in­ti­mate, in­for­mal set­ting. The re­laxed group does not re­quire prompt ar­rival or read­ing ev­ery word of a cho­sen book. Prac­ticed in the tra­di­tion of Viet­namese Bud­dhist monk and peace ac­tivist Thich Nhat Hanh. No pre­vi­ous med­i­ta­tion ex­pe­ri­ence nec­es­sary. All are wel­come. Med­i­ta­tion prac­tice: 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Sun­days at the Com­pas­sion & In­sight Cen­ter, 1627 S. Or­chard St., Suite 200, Boise. Guided med­i­ta­tion and talk by Heart of the Dharma teacher Dana Marsh. No regis­tra­tion nec­es­sary. All wel­come. heartofd­harma.org.

Tues­day, Dec. 4

Early birds med­i­ta­tion: 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Tues­days at Yoga for Well­ness, 1175 E. Park­cen­ter Blvd., Boise. Two pe­ri­ods of seated med­i­ta­tion, with walk­ing in be­tween, fol­lowed by a brief dis­cus­sion. Prac­tice is in the tra­di­tion of Thich Nhat Hanh, Viet­namese Bud­dhist monk, poet and peace ac­tivist. No pre­vi­ous med­i­ta­tion ex­pe­ri­ence nec­es­sary. All are wel­come.

Zen med­i­ta­tion and book study: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tues­days at 7th Street Zendo, 917 N. 7th St., Boise. One pe­riod of seated med­i­ta­tion fol­lowed by book study from 8 to 9 p.m. 7thstreet­zendo.org.

Wed­nes­day, Dec. 5

Pray af­ter work: 5:30 p.m. Wed­nes­days at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, 7960 W. Northview St., Boise. Grace Angli­can Church of Boise will be­gin a weekly ser­vice of evening prayer in the con­fer­ence room of the parish of­fice com­plex. Evening med­i­ta­tion: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wed­nes­days at the Com­pas­sion & In­sight Cen­ter, 1627 S. Or­chard, Boise. Ar­rive at 6:30 p.m. for tea, med­i­ta­tion tips or set­tling into the quiet. Sit­ting and walk­ing med­i­ta­tion fol­lowed by recita­tions, dharma talks, or dis­cus­sions in the tra­di­tion of Viet­namese Bud­dhist monk and peace ac­tivist Thich Nhat Hanh. All are wel­come.

Wed­nes­days, Dec. 5 and 12

Be our guest — free meals: 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the first and se­cond Wed­nes­days of each month in the gym be­hind Epis­co­pal Church of the Holy Na­tiv­ity, 828 W. Cherry Lane, Merid­ian. Cloth­ing, per­sonal items and laun­dry soap avail­able on first Wed­nes­day of each month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. 208-888-4342.

Fri­day, Dec. 7

Zen med­i­ta­tion: 7:30 to 9 a.m. Fri­days at 7th Street Zendo, 917 N. 7th St., Boise. Two pe­ri­ods of seated med­i­ta­tion sep­a­rated by 10 min­utes of walk­ing med­i­ta­tion. All are wel­come to sit one or both ses­sions. 7thstreet­zendo.org.

Sat­ur­day, Dec. 8

Christ­mas for Kids: Noon to 3 p.m. at Cross of Christ Lutheran

Church, 11655 W. Mcmillan

Road, Boise. Free half-day camp for chil­dren ages 3 through 5th grade. Games, mu­sic, crafts, snack and the Christ­mas story. Reg­is­ter by Dec. 5 at cocboise.org/con­nect/christ mas-for-kids. Call 208-375-3992 with ques­tions.

Sat­ur­day, Dec. 15

Monthly mind­ful­ness morn­ing: 8:30 a.m. to noon on the third Sat­ur­day of the month at the Com­pas­sion & In­sight Cen­ter, 1627 S. Or­chard, Boise. Sit­ting and walk­ing med­i­ta­tions, dharma talk and dis­cus­sion in the tra­di­tion of Viet­namese Bud­dhist monk and peace ac­tivist Thich Nhat Hanh. Bring a veg­e­tar­ian lunch if you wish to stay for the com­mu­nity meal. All are wel­come.

Cap­i­tal City Mul­li­gan Band’s Christ­mas Con­cert: 10 a.m. at Red Rock Chris­tian Church, 1124 S. Roo­sevelt St., Boise. Free.

Dead­line for Faith notes is noon the Wed­nes­day be­fore pub­li­ca­tion. Email in­for­ma­tion to faith­[email protected]­hostates­man .com. All sub­mis­sions be­come States­man prop­erty.

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