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Religion Notes/ News of area faith groups

> Healing service

Ten Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Karnataka State, South India, will perform a ceremonial "puja" service for healing at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Unity Church of Buffalo, 1243 Delaware Ave.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call the Unity of Buffalo office at 882-0391. Suggested donation for tickets is $20.

The Buddha Healing Rite is performed to heal physical illness and to overcome psychological pain and suffering. The mantra is believed to purify negative karma.

> Interfaith lectures

Week Two of the Department of Religion interfaith lecture series at Chautauqua Institution will features talks as follows: July 5, Thomas F. Beech, president and CEO of the Fetzer Institute; July 6, Daisy Khan, executive director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement; July 7, the Rev. Otis Moss II, senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago; July 8, the Rev. Richard Cizk, president of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good; and July 9, Rabbi Irwin Kula, president of the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership.

All lectures are at 2 p.m. in the Hall of Philosophy.

> Annual Novena

The annual Novena in honor of Our Blessed Lady of Mount Carmel will be offered July 8 to 16 in the Carmelite Monastery, 75 Carmel Road, with the Rev. John Heisler, a priest of the Diocese of Arlington, Va., presiding.

Services will begin with the rosary at 7 p.m. followed by Mass.

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