When: Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm EST
Call for Members: announcing a new series, a literature circle based on the volumes of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Library of Wisdom and Compassion. Edited by Venerable Thubten Chodron specifically a modern western audience. We will start with ‘Approaching the Buddhist Path’ and will continue through the six volumes (so far), one chapter each week. This group will discussion will be led by Dave Gould.
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Approaching the Buddhist Path (volume 1)
The Buddha wanted his students to investigate, to see for themselves whether what he said was true. As a student of the Buddha, the Dalai Lama promotes the same spirit of investigation, and as the rich tradition of the Buddha makes its way into new lands and cultures, His Holiness has recognized that new approaches are needed to allow seekers in the West to experience the relevance of the liberating message in their own lives.
Such an approach cannot assume listeners are free from doubt and already have faith in Buddhism’s basic tenets. The Library of Wisdom and Compassion series, therefore, starts from the universal human wish for happiness, and presents the dynamic nature of the mind. This first volume also provides a wealth of reflections on Buddhist history and fundamentals, contemporary issues, and the Dalai Lama’s own personal experiences.
As a discussion group, it is useful to bring discussion questions to the gathering. Listen to Audrey on how to bring good questions to the gathering.
Here is Venerable Thubten Chodron speaking about the origin of the series: