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    By Times staff writer

    © St. Petersburg Times, published September 30, 2000

    Buddhist meditation classes are offered

    The St. Petersburg branch of the Parbawatiya Buddhist Center will hold a new series of introductory Buddhist meditation classes, taught by Kadam Nick Gillespie, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at First Unity Church, at 469 45th Ave. N.

    The classes are as follows: Tuesday, Who Was Buddha? The Life and Teachings of Buddha Shakyamuni; Oct. 10, Understanding the Mind, an Introduction to the Nature and Functions of our Mind; and Oct. 25, Past and Future Lives, Considering Reincarnation. The suggested donation is $5.

    On Oct. 17, Kadam Lucy James will give a free book talk from 7 to 8 p.m. on Eight Steps to Happiness, at Borders, 6901 22nd Ave N. The talk replaces the regular Tuesday evening class.

    Secular humanists to hear talk on the right to die

    Mary Gallnor, past president of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies, will be the guest speaker at the St. Petersburg Largo Area Secular Humanists meeting at 12:30 p.m. today at the Treasure Island Tennis and Yacht Club, 400 Treasure Island Causeway.

    Gallnor, who lives in Australia, is president of the South Australia Voluntary Euthanasia Society.

    French Jehovah's Witness to speak at Holocaust Museum

    Simone Arnold Liebster, of France, author of Facing the Lion, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Tampa Bay Holocaust Museum, 55 Fifth St. S.

    Mrs. Liebster is a Jehovah's Witness who lived under Nazi occupation during World War II.

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