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Buddhism, Brunch and Books at Eden Alley (downstairs in the Unity Building)

UPDATE JANUARY 4TH, 2014 -  THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT ATTENDED THE FIRST BUDDHISM, BRUNCH AND BOOKS.  PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CALENDAR AND BOOKS FOR 2014.

BUDDHISM, BRUNCH AND BOOKS

 

LOCATION:  EDEN ALLEY

FIRST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 11:00 A.M.


 

 



DATE



BOOK



AUTHOR



FEB 1, 2014



The Art of Happiness 10th Anniversary    Edition – A Handbook for Living



        Dalai   Lama



 



MARCH 1, 2014



       After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the          Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path        Paperback



Jack Kornfield



APRIL 5, 2014



     Buddhism Without Beliefs: A             Contemporary Guide to Awakening

Stephen Batchelor



MAY 3, 2014



        "Just One Thing" (Developing a Buddha brain one simple practice at a time)



 Rick Hanson



JUNE 7, 2014



"One Buddha is Not Enough" (A story of collective awakening)



Thich Nhat Hanh



JULY 5, 2014



Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of             Boundless Compassion



Gregory Boyle



AUGUST 2, 2014



 The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable    About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching       Your Destiny



Robin Sharma



SEPTEMBER 6, 2014



The Monks and Me   How 40 Days at Thich Nhat Hahn's French             Monastery Guided Me Home

 



Mary Paterson



OCTOBER 4, 2014



Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing  Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and   in Your Life



Spencer Johnson,Kenneth             Blanchard



NOVEMBER 1, 2014



Buddha: A Story of Enlightment



Deepak        Chopra



 



DECEMBER 6, 2014



    The Four Agreements:  A Practical Guide      to Personal Freedom



Don Miguel Ruiz



JANUARY 3, 2015



Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book that      Changes Lives



 

Dan Millman



END JANUARY 4TH, 2014 UPDATE

Thanks to everyone for the very positive response to the Buddhism, Brunch and Books Meetings.  Our first meeting will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday January 4th, 2014 at Eden Alley. 

Before the first meeting, if you have a particular book that you would like to read/discuss this coming year, please email me ([masked]) the name of the book by the January 2nd, 2014.  I will make a list and have it posted on January 3rd, 2014.  I will also bring the list to the meeting on January 4th, 2014.  

On the first Saturday of each month we'll meet for some food, fun and lively discussion of a Buddhist book. Feel free to join us even if you haven't read the book!  

 

Friday - January 3rd, 2014 - UPDATE

Please see below re:  Suggestions that were provided by attendees:  I will have a list for you tomorrow.  We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow at 11:00 at Eden Alley.  Hae a great day.

 

List of Books for
Buddhism, Brunch and Books


 

1.  The Monks and Men How 40 Days at Thich Nhat Hahn's French  Monastery Guided Me Home - Author is Mary Paterson


 

2.  Buddhist Boot Camp http://www.buddhistbootcamp.com/p/reading-room.html 

     a.  Buddhist Boot Camp –  Timber Hawkeye

     b. Buddha: A Story of Enlightment – Deepak   Chopra

     c.  The Four Agreements:  A Practical Guide   to Personal Freedom – Don Miguel Ruiz

     d.  The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying –   Sogyal Rinpoche

     e.  The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight:  Revised and Updated:  The Fate of the World       and What We Can Do Before it’s Too Late:    Thom Hartmann

     f. Bhagavad Gita – Stephen Mitchell

     g.  Tattoos on the Heart; The Power of   Boundless Compassion – Gregory Boyle

     h. Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book that  Changes Lives – Dan Millman

     i. The Art of Happiness 10th Anniversary   Edition – A Handbook for Living – Dalai Lama

     j. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable   About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching       Your Destiny Paperback by Robin Sharma

      k.  Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing   Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life Hardcover by Spencer Johnson(Author),Kenneth   Blanchard

      l.  Buddhism Without Beliefs: A  Contemporary Guide to Awakening  Paperback 
      by Stephen Batchelor

       m.  After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the   Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path        Paperback by Jack Kornfield

3.  "Just One Thing" (Developing a Buddha brain one simple practice at a time) By Rick Hanson

4.  "One Buddha is Not Enough" (A story of collective awakening) By Thich Nhat Hanh


 


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  • Traci

    I was unable to attend this first meeting. Did you decide on a book?

    January 16, 2014

    • Nima Janet T.

      Hi, Traci! Yep, the Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama. Janice, is that correct?

      1 · January 16, 2014

    • Janice

      Yes, The books are posted on the January 4th meetup and I will be posting for each month by the end of this week.

      1 · January 16, 2014

  • Nicole H.

    Great time and very much looking forward (while attempting to remain present.. haha) to the next. And can't wait to get my hands on a new Buddhist book. Thanks for organizing Janice!!

    January 5, 2014

    • Janice

      Thank you, that was very generous of you. Have a great day.

      January 5, 2014

  • Robin O

    Not feeling well this morning, but let me know the book that is selected. I'm interested in participating

    January 4, 2014

    • Janice

      Hope you feel better. Books will be posted in the next 48-72 hours.

      January 4, 2014

  • J. Robert (BOB) G.

    Sorry. Had a sudden issue come up and I cannot make it to the Brunch. Please keep me up to date. I really want to participate. Have a great time. Bob

    January 3, 2014

    • Janice

      Bob, I will make sure that we have you on the list.

      January 3, 2014

  • Janice

    Continued from belowi. i. The Art of Happiness 10th Anniversary Edition – A Handbook for Living – Dalai Lama
    j. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny Paperback
    by Robin Sharma
    k. Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life Hardcover
    by Spencer Johnson (Author) , Kenneth Blanchard
    l. Buddhism Without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening Paperback
    by Stephen Batchelor
    m. After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path Paperback
    by Jack Kornfield 3. "Just One Thing" (Developing a Buddha brain one simple practice at a time) By Rick Hanson

    4. "One Buddha is Not Enough" (A story of collective awakening)
    By Thich Nhat Hanh

    January 3, 2014

  • Janice

    List of Books for Buddhism, Brunch and Books - Please review and we will decide on Saturday. - Look forward to seeing everyone.

    1. The Monks and Me
    How 40 Days at Thich Nhat Hahn's French Monastery Guided Me Home

    Author is Mary Paterson

    2. Buddhist Boot Camp http://www.buddhistbootcamp.com/p/reading-room.html a. Buddhist Boot Camp – Timber Hawkeye
    b. Buddha: A Story of Enlightment – Deepak Chopra
    c. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom – Don Miguel Ruiz
    d. The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying – Sogyal Rinpoche
    e. The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: Revised and Updated: The Fate of the World and What We Can Do Before it’s Too Late: Thom Hartmann
    f. Bhagavad Gita – Stephen Mitchell
    g. Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion – Gregory Boyle
    h. Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book that Changes Lives – Dan Millman

    January 3, 2014

  • Nicole H.

    Hi everyone! I spoke with Janet and Janice and we are going to pick a book at the first get together. See you all soon!

    December 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! Just wondering what the book is for the meeting on the 4th. I need time to read it.

    December 12, 2013

  • Nicole H.

    Have we chosen a book yet?

    November 17, 2013

    • Janice

      No, we will be contacting you in December. Thank you for asking and we look forward to seeing you.

      1 · November 17, 2013

    • Nicole H.

      Ok sounds good, I'm not the quickest reader. Lol

      December 11, 2013

  • Celeste

    Looking forward to it. Great idea, Janice!

    November 17, 2013

    • Janice

      Thank you, we look forward to seeing you

      November 18, 2013

  • Rebecca O.

    I love the idea, and I will be there!

    November 12, 2013

    • Janice

      Thank you, we look forward to seeing you

      November 12, 2013

  • Jean M.

    What a great idea! Wish I could join you for this one, but I'll be out of town.

    November 8, 2013

    • Janice

      We look forward to seeing you

      November 10, 2013

  • Karen Fuller C.

    What a wonderful idea!

    November 8, 2013

    • Janice

      We look forward to seeing you

      November 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds great!

    November 8, 2013

    • Janice

      Look forward to seeing you

      November 8, 2013

  • Liz F.

    Great idea - my favorite things - books, discussion, food and sangha! Not necessarily in order of importance :)

    2 · November 8, 2013

    • Janice

      That is wonderful, look forward to seeing you

      November 8, 2013

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