Book Discussion Group

Our book discussion group is a peer-moderated reading and discussion group. Discussions are informed by the reading material, but all are welcome and can benefit from and contribute meaningfully to the discussion without reading the material. No comments or directions of inquiry are "banned".

Meditation before discussion is open to all, but not required...as is joining the group for late dinner and/or drinks at a local restaurant.

Currently Reading


The eccentric Bankei has long been an underground hero in the world of Zen. At a time when Zen was becoming overly formalized in Japan, he stressed its relevance to everyday life, insisting on the importance of naturalness and spontaneity.

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Reading Schedule for Current Book

DATE PAGES
7/19RED CLAY CLOSED
7/26Overview of Book - we will be beginning the book, discussing the preface, structure, and our goals, and deciding how to approach our reading.
8/2To be determined
8/9To be determined
8/16To be determined
8/23To be determined
8/30To be determined
9/6To be determined

Schedule

 7:15 pm   Open, setup 
 7:30   Meditation
 8:30   Book Discussion
 9:30   Afters at a local restaurant


Upcoming Books

We regularly poll the group to determine the book selection. Selections range throughout the Buddhist Book spectrum. Upcoming books are:
  • The Way of Tenderness:  Awakening through Race, Sexuality and Gender - Zenju Earthlyn Manuel
  • Listening to the Heart: A comtemplative Journey to Engaged Buddhism - Kittisaro and Thanissara
  • Fear:  Essential wisdom for getting through the storm by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Complete Enlightenment Sutra: comments on the CE Sutra by Ch'an Master Sheng-yen
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