"Why I am a Buddhist" by Stephen T. Asma, PhD

  • December 18, 2010 · 5:00 PM
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This month we will be discussing the book "Why I am a Buddhist" by Dr. Stephen Asma of Columbia College. If you have a copy great! If not there are three copies at the downtown Library. CLICK HERE TO PLACE HOLD> Or you can pick up a copy at various places in Chicago or online.

I have read the book and think it is an excellent treatise on Buddhism from a modern perspective. In the book Dr. Asma says.

"I'm not a monk or even a member of a temple... I probably drink too much, and I'm not the least bit interested in sexual abstinence. I like the White Sox and I eat meat. If a guy like me can be a Buddhist... trust me, there's room for you."

The address is
Argo Tea
Loop-Dearborn & Madison
1 N Dearborn St, Chicago IL 60602
corner of Dearborn & Madison Ph:
6a-8p(Mon-Fri); 9a-7p(Sat,Sun)

We will start about 5pm until 7ish.

The theme of this meetup is to discuss the concepts in the book "Why I am a Buddhist". As a bonus the first 5 people who RSVP AND show up will get a copy of the Dhammapada to keep for future discussions.

I hope to see everyone there.



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  • Aiko I.

    it was great. only two other people but we had a great discussion. discussed other books as well

    December 29, 2010

  • Sandor

    Nice discussions: from ancient wisdom to contemporary neuroscience.

    December 28, 2010

  • Ron R.

    I much regret not making this meeting, but I am away this weekend. I am more hopeful regarding future events. Ron Rehfeldt

    December 18, 2010

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