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


You are a person worthy of love. You don’t have to do anything to deserve all the love in the world.

Real Love is a creative tool kit of mindfulness exercises and meditation techniques that help you to truly engage with your present experience and create deeper love relationships with yourself, your partner, friends and family, and with life itself.

Sharon Salzberg, a leading expert in Lovingkindness meditation, encourages us to strip away layers of negative habits and obstacles, helping us to experience authentic love based on direct experience, rather than preconceptions. Across three sections, Sharon explains how to dispel cultural and emotional habits, and direct focused care and attention to recapture the essence of what it is to love and be loved.

With positive reflections and practices, Sharon teaches us how to shift the responsibilities of the love that we give and receive to rekindle the powerful healing force of true connection. By challenging myths perpetuated by popular culture, we can undo the limited definitions that reduce love to simply romance or passion, and give the heart a much needed tune-up to connect ourselves to the truest experience of love in our daily lives.


Reading Schedule for Current Book

DATE PAGES
9/5
Begin "Real Love" by Sharon Saltzberg - and determine reading schedule
 9/12 "Real Love" by Sharon Saltzberg - schedule TBD
 9/19 "Real Love" by Sharon Saltzberg - schedule TBD
 9/26 "Real Love" by Sharon Saltzberg - schedule TBD
 10/3 "Real Love" by Sharon Saltzberg - schedule TBD
 10/10 "Real Love" by Sharon Saltzberg - schedule TBD


Schedule

 




7:15

7:30

8:30

9:30




Open, setup

Meditation

Book Discussion

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 (in the order we anticipate reading them) are:
  • "The Buddha's Teachings on Prosperity: At Home, At Work, In The World" by Bhikku Basnagoda Rahula
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