A bi-monthly public affairs radio program that airs live on KYRS Radio, 88.1FM and 92.3FM, in Medical Lake/Spokane, WA on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Mondays of the month at 3pm (PST). The program educates listeners about the diversity of spiritual and religious views and practices; examines current local, national and international issues through a spiritual lens; and challenges the ways in which organized religion has been, and is currently being, used as a weapon of oppression. www.revolutionaryspirituality.com

In a return visit to Spokane, Venerable Geshe Thupten Phelgye, will be expanding on his conversation about the Universal Compassion Movement. We will be discussing how we identify the "real" enemy.

Geshe Phelgye by was born in Tibet in 1956 and escaped to India with his family when he was three years old. He became a monk at the age of seventeen, completed the rigorous eighteen year course of traditional studies in Buddhist philosophy that earned him the title "Geshe" (PhD) from the Sera Monastic University in 1991, and followed that with Buddhist Tantryana studies at Gyumeh Tantric Monastry. In 1993 he dedicated five years to a meditation retreat in the mountains of Dharamsala.

In 1998, with the blessing of the Dalia Lama, Geshe Phelgye established the Universal Compassion Movement. In 2001 he was elected as a member of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile where he currently serves. Over the years Geshe Thupten Phelgye has been giving talks around the world advocating vegetarianism,interfaith dialogue and Universal Compassion. He will be speaking at several events in Spokane in the months of March and April, including Eastern Washington University, Whitworth University, Gonzaga University, North Idaho College, Unity Church, and the Unitarian Universalist Church. For more information contact Lori Lindman at lorilindman@earthlink.net or visit http://universalcompassion.org.

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Sister Cathy Beckley is a Sister of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. According to their website, "as Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, we're unabashed about our passions: education, social justice, spirituality and the arts." Sister Cathy has a blog (http://sistercathy.typepad.com), she loves watching sports, golfing, and the movie "what the bleep do you know?". We will be talking about her spiritual journey, her life as a sister, and the values of the Holy Names Sisters. This program first aired on 3/1/10. Contact Information: http://holynamesvocations.org or e-mail cathysnjm@gmail.com.


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