Friday Morning Book Discussion Group

December 8th (2017)

    Room: Community Room

    Friday Morning Book Discussion Group

    Shambhala has an ongoing book group which meets Fridays from 10 to 11:15 after sitting, which is from 9 to 10 . On March 8th we will begin reading Start Where You Are by Pema Chodron, which is an indispensable handbook for cultivating fearlessness and awakening a compassionate heart. With insight and humor, Pema Chödrön presents down-to-earth guidance on how we can "start where we are"—embracing rather than denying the painful aspects of our lives. Pema Chödrön frames her teachings on compassion around fifty-nine traditional Tibetan Buddhist maxims, or slogans, such as: "Always apply only a joyful state of mind," "Don't seek others' pain as the limbs of your own happiness," and "Always meditate on whatever provokes resentment."

    Working with these slogans and through the practice of meditation, Start Where You Are shows how we can all develop the courage to work with our inner pain and discover joy, well-being, and confidence.