Book ClubLiving The Literature of Spiritual Growth
SELECTION FOR SEPTEMBER
Cut through the busyness and anxieties of daily life to discover the simple happiness of living in the present moment, as taught by a world-renowned Zen monk
In this book, Thich Nhat Hanh—Zen monk, author, and meditation master—distills the essence of Buddhist thought and practice, emphasizing the power of mindfulness to transform our lives. But true mindfulness, Hanh explains, is not an escape. It is being in the present moment, totally alive and free.
Based on a retreat that Thich Nhat Hanh led for Westerners, You Are Here offers a range of effective practices for cultivating mindfulness and staying in the present moment—including awareness of breathing and walking, deep listening, and skillful speech. These teachings will empower you to witness the wonder of life and transform your suffering, both within and outside you, into compassion, tenderness, and peace. As Thich Nhat Hanh declares, “the energy of mindfulness is the energy of the Buddha, and it can be produced by anybody.” It is as simple as breathing in and breathing out.
Meets Four Thursdays in September
One Hour – 4pm Pacific, 5pm Mountain, 6pm Central, 7pm Eastern
September 2, 9 , 16 & 23
HOW OUR BOOK CLUB WORKS
You buy the book – we provide the free book club connection
You provide a receptive mind – we provide a forum for exploration
During the week, we read a selected portion of the book by ourselves
Each Thursday, at the end of the day, we join a simple onlive video meeting, enjoy a facilitated discussion of the reading and the results we’re getting from the practical spiritual suggestions in the book
Facilitated by Rev Lisa Williams