Wednesday Reading Group

The reading 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

In this groundbreaking work, Sallie Tisdale traces women Buddhist masters and teachers across continents and centuries, drawing upon historical, cultural, and Buddhist records to bring to life these narratives of ancestral Buddhist women.


Sallie Tisdale is the author of several books, including The Best Thing I Ever Tasted and Talk Dirty to Me. She is a consulting editor at Tricycle. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Harper's, the New Yorker, New Republic, Allure, Outside, Vogue, Tin House, Antioch Review, and Creative Nonfiction. Tisdale is currently training as a priest at Dharma Rain Zen Center in Portland, Oregon.


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Reading Schedule for Current Book

DATE PAGES
10/28 Complete "Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation" through Anger by Lama Rod Owens
 11/4Begin "Women of the Way" by Sallie Tisdale
11/11"Women of the Way" by Sallie Tisdale - Schedule to be Determined
11/18
"Women of the Way" by Sallie Tisdale - Schedule to be Determined
11/25
"Women of the Way" by Sallie Tisdale - Schedule to be Determined
12/2
"Women of the Way" by Sallie Tisdale - Schedule to be Determined
12/9
"Women of the Way" by Sallie Tisdale - Schedule to be Determined
12/16
"Women of the Way" by Sallie Tisdale - Schedule to be Determined


Schedule

7:30         Meditation

8:30         Book Discussion

9:30         Community and Food/Drinks at a Local Restaurant

Upcoming Books

The group regularly engages in a democratic peer selection process to determine upcoming books. Selections range throughout the Buddhist Book spectrum. Upcoming (in the order we anticipate reading) are:

  • Mindfulness & Intimacy by Ben Connelly
  • The Heart Sutra by Kazuaki Tanahashi
  • Standing at the Edge by Joan Halifax
  • EcoDharma (Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis) by David Loy
  • Wisdom Rising by Lama Tsultrim Allione
  • Mindfulness of Breathing: A Practice Guide and Translations by Bikkhu Analayo
  • Training in Tenderness: Buddhist Teachings on Tsewa, the Radical Openness of Heart That Can Change the World by Dzigar Kongtrul
  • The First Free Women: Poems of the Early Buddhist Nuns by Matty Weingast and Bhikkhuni Anandabodhi
  • Awakening the Heart: Essential Buddhist Teachings and Commentaries by Thich Nhat Hanh
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