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 is joining the group for late dinner and/or drinks at a local restaurant.

Currently Reading

Form is emptiness; emptiness is form.

This is the bold and intriguing assertion of the Heart Sutra, a text of seminal importance to the Buddhist tradition made even more fascinating by its deep resonance with the cutting edges of quantum physics and cognitive science. In spare and approachable language, The Heart of the Universe deftly explores this gem of world religious literature from a variety of perspectives--historical, spiritual, linguistic, and scientific--each serving to interdependently illuminate the other.

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Reading Schedule for Current Book

Listening to the Heart: A Contemplative Journey to Engaged Buddhism - Kittisaro and Thanissara
Begin "The Heart of the Universe" by Mu Soeng
 7/4CLOSED for July 4th Holiday
 7/11"The Heart of the Universe" Introduction and Background
 7/18 "The Heart of the Universe" Commentary through "...and is saved from all suffering and distress" (pg 58
 7/25 "The Heart of the Universe" through end
 8/1 Begin "Buddha's Life and Message Through Feminine Eyes" by Thanissara







Open, setup


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:
  • "Buddha's Life and Message Through Feminine Eyes" by Thanissara
  • "Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection" by Sharon Saltzberg
  • "The Buddha's Teachings on Prosperity: At Home, At Work, In The World" by Bhikku Basnagoda Rahula
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