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Posted: Friday, September 07, 2001

Buddhism classes start

The Juneau Shambhala Center is starting a six- week video class with American Buddhist Nun Pema Chodron. In this new class, Pema gives instruction on the practice of the Four Immeasurables - unlimited love, compassion, joy and equanimity the Buddhist meditation practice for cultivating an "awakened heart."

Class begins Sunday Sept. 9, and will run from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the Juneau Shambhala Center, downtown, over Heritage Coffee. The classes will continue every week for six weeks, with one extended day of meditation.

For more information and to sign up, please call the center at 586-6987. Registration prior to the beginning class on Sept. 9 is necessary. The cost is $60.

Pema Chodron has said, "Our awakened heart is our true nature, and always present if we have the courage to realize it."

Friends hold annual meeting

The Friends of the Library has scheduled its annual membership meeting for 6 p.m. Sept. 14 at the downtown library. Members and new friends are invited to attend.

The evening will begin with a short board meeting election to fill open seats E, F, G and H. Members up for a two-year term renewal are Stella Fullam, Mary Claire Harris, Bridget Smith and Nancy Ferrell. Nominations will be taken from the floor. A pizza party and shelf reading will follow. Book lovers can help straighten the shelves which are typically in disarray after tourist season.

Details: Organizer and librarian, Marian Christensen, 586-5249.

Soccer coaches, officials needed

Volunteer coaches are needed who are knowledgeable in the game of soccer or who enjoy working with youth to assist with the 2002 Indoor Soccer League. Games begin Jan. 19, 2002, for youths 6 to 18. Coaches who are unpaid teach game skills and fundamentals.

Soccer officials are also needed. Officials are paid.

Interested persons are encouraged to visit the Juneau Parks and Recreation office on the second floor of the Municipal Building, 155 South Seward St., or call 586-5226 for details. Training is available for both coaches and officials.



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