BOOK DISCUSSION GROUPS

Book Discussion Group's Schedule:

 
Monday, 10 to 11:45 a.m. ~ Reading, "The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology," by Jack Kornfield.
    
     You have within you unlimited capacities for love, for joy, for communion with life, and for unshakable freedom-and here is how to awaken them. In The Wise Heart, one of the leading spiritual teachers of our time offers the most accessible and illuminating guide to Buddhism's transformational psychology ever published in the West.
 
     The Wise Heart is the fruit of a life's work that includes such classics as A Path with Heart and After the Ecstasy, the Laundry. Filled with stories from Kornfield's Buddhist psychotherapy practice and portraits of remarkable teachers, it also includes a moving account of his own recovery from a violence-filled childhood. For meditators and mental health professionals, Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike, The Wise Heart offers an extraordinary journey from the roots of consciousness to the highest expression of human possibility.
 
About the Author:

     Trained as a monk in Thailand, Burma, and India, Jack Kornfield experienced at first hand the life-changing power of Buddhist teachings: the emphasis on the nobility and sacredness of the human spirit, the fine-grained analysis of emotion and thought, the precise techniques for healing, training, and transforming the mind and heart. In contrast to the medical orientation of most Western psychology and psychiatry, here is a vision of radiant human dignity, and a practical path for realizing it in our own lives.

Monday, 2:15 to 4:15 p.m. ~ Reading, "Whatever Arises: Love That," by Matt Kahn.

A Tidbit From Chapter 1:
     A new spirituality has dawned; one that acknowledges your energetic sensitivity and unravels every burden by inspiring your deepest vulnerability to come out and play. This is a heart-centered journey of infinite joy and endless self-discovery, rooted in the beauty of compassion and anchored by the embodiment of your highest wisdom. No matter what issues you hope to resolve, your objective within this new spirituality isn't to expand awareness with force, effort, or exhaustion. Instead, this will be an adventure that leads you directly into the depths of your being to the support you have always deserved. With every step forward along a heart-centered exploration, the most potent solution to any problem equally reveals the single greatest catalyst to awaken your deepest truth. As you say "yes" to this invitation, you leap to the forefront of human evolution by understanding that in a Universe of endless questions, love is the only answer.

 
Groups are Facilitated by Peggy Stillwagon
Love Offerings Gratefully Accepted