A copy of the work discussed from each Book Club Meeting can be found in a green ring file (R/BookClub) located on the "Reference" bookshelves.
|"A common belief that to follow the Buddha'd teaching one has to retire from life is a misconception". The article refers to occasions and suttras where the Buddha made references to the 'social' responsibilities of both the lay people and the robed monk/nuns. He also mentioned references to politics, war and peace.
||This essay explores the modern phenomena of Environmental Buddhism, in particular the ethical issues around the precept of (ahimsa) non-harming.||Tradtionally this kindly and loving attitude starts with how we relate to ourselves. If we carry around a harsh attitude inside ourselves, in the way we talk to ourselves internally, then it’s harder for us to have kindness for others.|
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Chapters: 7- The two truths (pages 113 - 121)
Facilitator: Patricia Austin
Book: Buddha's daughters
Chapters: The three marks of existence, Meeting the wild world with a benevolent heart, Suffering's not the only story (pages 32 - 41)
Facilitator: Sue Toohey
In this chapter, with clarity and kindness, Thich Nhat Hanh reminds us of the great benefits to be gained from practicing meditation. He refers to several different teachings of the Buddha. In discussing this beautiful reading we can develop our understanding of the spiritual path of Buddhism and how it can enrich our world.
|This Chapter is written by a well-known and respected contemporary Buddhist Teacher, Sylvia Boorstein, as she uncovers the Three Marks of Existence in a positive and warming expression.|
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