Faith Factor | Spiritual announcements for Truckee Tahoe |

Faith Factor | Spiritual announcements for Truckee Tahoe

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Send your Faith Factor items, be it words of wisdom, inspiration or events to Community Editor Amy Edgett,, subject Faith.

Silence for the Soul

Lent/Spring Equinox Serenity Workshop, March 22, 3-7 p.m. Lent offers a space of time to deepen our connection to soul and spirit, inwardly plant seeds of new understanding, then rejoice in their surge of life at Eastertide. Workshop offerings are traditional Christian meditation practices in silence, with simple instructions for those practicing for the first time. A soup supper closes the evening. All are welcome.

“Happy” screening announced

On Sunday, March 23, at 6 p.m. “Happy” will screen at the Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe-Truckee, 700 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, above the marina.

“Happy,” from Academy Award nominated director Roko Belic, takes a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real life stories and interviews with leading scientists in happiness research, “Happy” explores the secrets behind a valued emotion. Short discussion will follow the movie. Donations accepted.

“Happy” is presented as part of the Center for Spiritual Living’s Inspirational Cinema program, which continues on the third Sunday of every month through June: April 27, May 18, and June 22. For information call 530-581-5117.

Founded in 1986, the Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe Truckee is a spiritual community dedicated to empowering individuals to discover an inner power that has the ability to transform lives and make the world a better place. The focus of this loving community is in celebrating life and the unique preciousness of all beings. This community believes there are many paths to God and that every religion and path has value and purpose. Each and every path is honored, recognizing that all paths end in love. With a variety of services available, such as classes, meditation, and special events, the center meets the needs of families, singles, children, adults, and seniors. Visit

Grief, death and dying

The Sunday Forum is an open, drop-in gathering of adults and older teens, March 9 to April 13, 9-9:50 a.m., who meet to explore universal human questions from spiritual, historical, cultural, scientific, and personal perspectives. Facilitated by clergy and community members, the discussions engage people of all faiths and those with no religious ties. Draw on wisdom from reason, life experience, compassion, and respect for all. Probe your relationship to death — and be guided toward living in greater joy.

March 23, What is the journey of grief?; March 30, How can we navigate the pain of grief?; April 6, Why think about our own death now?; April 13, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”, Dying gracefully.

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church is offering a variety of events, workshops and seminars at 341 Village Blvd., Incline Village. For information call 775-831-1418 or visit All are invited.

Food, glorious food!

In this six-week series Wednesday Lenten Series, through April 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m., discuss, delight in and taste God’s great gift of food — examining our relationship to it as individuals and a spiritual community. Drop in when you can, with friends and family. Each evening will include a dinner together, reflection on scripture, and discussion. What better way to prepare together for the Lord’s Supper on Maundy Thursday?

March 26, Sharing Our Food (Potluck); April 2, Welcome to the Table (Potluck); April 9, The Power of Bread and Wine (Potluck; please include a favorite kind of bread); April 16, Holy Eucharist (Dinner provided).

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church is offering a variety of events, workshops and seminars at 341 Village Blvd., Incline Village. For information call 775-831-1418 or visit All are invited.

Live streamed meditation and worship

With The Agape International Spiritual Center and Dr. Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith. Sunday mornings: 8:30 a.m., meditation; 9 a.m., service.

Join with other live streaming groups around the world and tune in at For Goodness Sake. Dr. Beckwith is known for his numerous humanitarian awards and appearances in films “The Secret,” and “Dalai Lama Renaissance.” Agape is a trans-denominational spiritual community formed on the universal truth principles found in the new thought-ancient wisdom traditions and based in Los Angeles.

For 27 years this church has communicated to a world-wide community through its devotional services which include meditation, affirmation, prayer, inspirational ministry and music by the Agape International Choir. Joinhim at For Goodness Sake in downtown Truckee, 10157 Donner Pass Road. Call 530-550-8981 or visit

Season for Nonviolence weekly meetings

On Wednesdays, through April 9, 6-7 p.m. “Be the Change Visioning and Meditations” will be held at the Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe-Truckee, 700 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, above the Tahoe City Marina. Join ministerial student Maggie Wattle and to focus on and create a more peaceful, nonviolent existence for the world. This coincides with the annual Season for Peace and Nonviolence ( Love donation accepted.

“A Season for Nonviolence is a national 64-day educational, media, and grassroots campaign dedicated to demonstrating that nonviolence is a powerful way to heal, transform, and empower our lives and our communities. Inspired by the 50th and 30th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this international event honors their vision for an empowered, nonviolent world.”

For more information call 530-581-5117.

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