Book Discussion: It's Up to You

August 21st—September 18th

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    Room: Community Room

    Please join us for a book study and discussion group designed to help bring basic contemplative teachings home, as we study together It’s Up to You; The Practice of Self-Reflection on the Buddhist Path, by Dzigar Kongtrul.  Sessions will include meditation instruction and practice.

    From the book’s inner jacket: 

    “Self-reflection is a practice, a path, and an attitude. It is the spirit of taking an interest in that which we usually try to push away. Self-reflection is the common thread that runs through all traditions of Buddhist practice. It breathes life into our practice, protecting it from becoming just another enterprise. When we practice self-reflection we take liberation into our own hands and accept the challenge and personal empowerment in Kongtrul’s title: it’s up to you.”

    Five consecutive Wednesdays, 7-8:30, August 21-September 18

    Required Materials: It’s Up to You by Dzigar Kongtrul (available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble) 

    Prior to the first class please read the introduction through pg 20.  Bring one paragraph from those pages that you find particularly intriguing, for discussion.

    No pre-requisites—Open to everyone.

    Fee—by donation

    Discussion leaders: Zoe Drake and Shastri Shelley Heinz, two very long time Buddhist practitioners, who together bring a combined 80 years of practice and study.