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Norman area briefs for Jan. 22

Published: January 22, 2013


Buddhist abbess to speak Thursday

Shifu Jian Mao, abbess of the Buddhamind Monastery in Oklahoma City, will present a free dharma talk at 7 p.m. Thursday at West Wind Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1309 W Boyd St. “The Buddhist's Trail” looks at a Buddhist's life as a way of finding inner peace in a complex world. For more information, call Susan Cogan at 226-9712.

NAIC to present leadership training

Registration is open for a leadership training workshop sponsored by Norman Addiction Information and Counseling from 9 to 5 p.m. Feb. 1 at 215 W Linn St. The workshop will emphasize effective communication and high performance coaching skills. Early bird registration is $89 but will increase to $109 after Jan. 25. For more information, contact Teresa Collado at 321-0022 or by emailing

Legislative advocacy training offered

A legislative advocacy training workshop is being offered to the Norman faith community at 7 p.m. Jan. 30 at First Presbyterian Church, 555 S University Blvd. Hosted by the Norman Justice Alliance and the Oklahoma Conference of Churches, the training includes a review of legislative terms, questions to ask regarding potential legislation, the path of a bill and other legislative processes. For more information or to register, call Ed Kearnes at 443-9627 or email The workshop is free, but attendees are asked to bring donations of paper towels, tissues or toilet paper for the Women's Resource Center.

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