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Religion & Spirituality Section

  • Yellow Springs Dharma Center celebrates 25 years

    The Yellow Springs Dharma Center marked its 25th anniversary on Sunday, June 3, with a Buddha’s Enlightenment Day celebration at the center on Livermore Street. The day began with participants circumventing the center in a walking meditation. Pictured are Kumasi Hampton, Joe Mader, Carol Young, Madison Sheets, Krista Sheets and Arati Cacciolfi. (Submitted photo)

    “Gratitude.” The feeling infused the air as trustees of the Yellow Springs Dharma Center sat down recently to talk about the center’s 25th anniversary this year.

  • Baptists celebrate 155 years

    The First Baptist Church of Yellow Springs is celebrating its 155th anniversary this Sunday, May 20, with a special service at 10:45 a.m. Shown above at the church are members and staff, clockwise from left, Isabel Newman, Lorri Harrison, Cedric Savery, Betty Hairston, Pastor Bill Randolph, Bernice Kirk and Anisha Savery. (Photo By Diane Chiddister)

    The First Baptist Church isn’t the largest church around. But its members believe their church is outsize in the ways that really matter.

  • Paranormal author to speak at Spirited Goat

    Paranormal author Michele Zirkle will share the story of a water haunting in her West Virginia home and other esoterica at a talk in town Saturday.

  • Teacher to return to YS Dharma Center

    Buddhist meditation guiding teacher Rebecca Bradshaw will return to the Yellow Springs Dharma Center on Thursday, May 3, to give a talk at 8 p.m. titled “Four Faces of Compassion.”

  • Healers offer ‘Awakening Ancestral Wisdom’ in Yellow Springs

    Two healers initiated in the Sangoma tradition of South Africa will visit Yellow Springs next weekend to lead transformational rituals and healing sessions around connecting with one’s ancestral wisdom.

  • Equinox traditions: An interview with a World Religions scholar

    Spring arrives today. A scholar of World Religions shares the common themes of Spring celebrations worldwide.

  • BLOG—”Above all, try something”: On food insecurity in the village

    Eighteen months ago, Kate Anderson came to my office at First Presbyterian Church and said, “I feel called to address food insecurity, but I don’t know what that looks like yet.” Now, with three financial donors and a growing list of volunteers, it seems our prayers are being answered. 

  • BLOG—Rest in Hell, Bernard Law

    Jesus defined the wicked as those who do not operate their lives based upon the principles of love, mercy, compassion, and equanimity. Sadly, Christians have long fallen short of these ideals.

  • BLOG—Poor Jerusalem

    Jerusalem was a backwater town controlled by a Semitic tribe called the Jebusites before King David cast his eyes upon it around 1000 BCE. He saw Jerusalem’s location and natural fortifications as being perfect for a great capital city that could transcended tribal identification and unite the people.

  • BLOG—Tacos, Tacos, Tacos!

    Miguel’s Tacos. Talented musicians making a joyful noise. Tables waiting to be turned into community centers. November 16, First Presbyterian, 6-9pm. All are welcome.