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On May 31 Venerable Thubten Chodron, founder of Sravasti Abbey, will read from her latest book, “Don't Believe Everything You Think” to raise money for youth in Ponderay County.

Youth Emergency Services of Ponderay County provides for homeless teens, of which there are more than 100 in the Ponderay County area.

Chodron said for every book she sells at the reading, she will give a percentage to YES.

The reading will be at 7 p.m. at Auntie's Books.

Then, on 6:30 p.m., June 7 she will have a book reading at Morning Light Yoga Studio in Coeur'd Alene, Idaho.


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Tracy Simmons
Tracy Simmons
Tracy Simmons is an award-winning journalist specializing in religion reporting and digital entrepreneurship. In her approximate 20 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti. Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas, Connecticut and Washington. She is the executive director of FāVS.News, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Washington. She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and national publications. She is a Scholarly Assistant Professor of Journalism at Washington State University.

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