New Hampshire Religion in Brief
Bible school in Kingston
KINGSTON – The East Kingston Community United Methodist Church is holding Vacation Bible School called Kingdom Rock Adventure from 9 a.m. to noon June 24-28.
For information, questions or to register a child, call Pastor Steve at 734-2940 or 642-8874
Tibetan monk at Buddhist center
NEWMARKET — Aryaloka Buddhist Center will host a talk by Tibetan monk Dhardo Rinpoche on Wednesday, June 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. at 14 Heartwood Circle.
Listen to his personal account about traditional Tibetan practice from the present holder of the Dhardo lineage.
His predecessor, the late Dhardo Rinpoche, himself the 13th in the Dhardo lineage, was regarded by many to have been a living Bodhisattva, a being who strives for Enlightenment for the benefit of all beings.
The present Dhardo Rinpoche was invited by members of Aryaloka, who plan to build a monument — called a stupa — in honor of his predecessor.
During his visit, the present Dhardo Rinpoche will dedicate a site on the Aryaloka grounds for the building of the stupa, which will hold relics of the late Dhardo and be a symbol of Enlightenment and focal site for practice.
For more information about the stupa project, visit www.aryaloka.org/get-involved/the-stupa-project.
DVD presentation in Merrimack
MERRIMACK — The Nashua area Voice of the Faithful will feature a DVD presentation by the Rev. Donald Cozzens at a 7 p.m. meeting on Tuesday, June 25, at the town’s public library.
Cozzens is a noted author, former seminary rector, and currently writer in residence at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio.
As a steadfast and longtime supporter of Voice of the Faithful, Cozzens spoke at the 10th anniversary conference in Boston last fall on the challenges facing the church and how members may be involved.
Cozzens is the author of “The Changing Face of the Priesthood, Sacred Silence: Denial and the Crisis in the Church,” and “Faith That Dares to Speak, Freeing Celibacy,” and the editor of “The Spirituality of the Diocesan Priest.”
His books have been translated into seven languages.
The library is located at 470 Daniel Webster Highway (Rt. 3) at the intersection with Baboosic Lake Road. Turn onto Baboosic Lake Road and take the immediate driveway on the right.
The meeting will be downstairs in the Klumpp Room.